Transcend and Transform

Transcend and Transform : An Introduction to Conflict Work

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This is a practical handbook to conflict resolution, that shows how to overcome conflicts at all levels - from personal domestic conflicts, to issue-based struggles about race, class and gender, and finally to major international conflicts between nation states or international divides along economic and religious lines.

Johan Galtung is the world's most experienced peace studies professor, and founder of the peace studies discipline. This book lays out the limitless variety of the uses to which conflict resolution theory can be applied. Revealing the interconnections between conflict at all levels of society, Galtung argues that an equal variety of solutions are available to us, if we are willing to explore them.

The book will be of interest to anyone who deals with conflict on a daily basis - such as teachers, social workers, parents and couples - as well as students of peace studies. Offering handy tips and practical advice, with over 40 illustrative examples, Galtung shows how we can transcend the difficulties that lead to conflict at all levels.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 130 x 212 x 14mm | 299.38g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745322549
  • 9780745322544

Table of contents



Monday: Micro-Conflicts, Within And Between Persons

Tuesday: Meso-Conflicts, Within Societies

Wednesday: Macro-Conflicts, Among States And Nations

Thursday: Mega-Conflicts, Among Regions And Civilisations

Cold War I: Polarised Dialogue About Depolarisation

Friday: Deep Culture, Deep Behaviour, Deep Structure

Saturday: Creativity, Dialogue, Negotiation

Sunday: The Transcend Method: An Overview

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'The best book ever written about handling conflicts' -- Dietrich Fischer, Director, European University Center for Peace Studies, Stadtschlaining, Austria
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About Johan Galtung

Johan Galtung is a Norwegian sociologist, mathematician and the founder of the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo in 1959. He is the author of a number of books including Pax Pacifica (Pluto, 2005), Searching for Peace (Pluto, 2000) and Transcend and Transform (Pluto, 2004). He is the holder of the Right Livelihood Award 1987 and the Norwegian Humanist Prize 1988.
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