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Working With Conflict

Author : Simon Fisher
ISBN : 1856498379
Genre : Political Science
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This source book is for people working in areas affected by conflict and violence. Easy to use, well laid out, and including helpful visual materials, it provides a range of practical tools - processes, ideas, techniques -- for tackling conflict. These tools have been developed over a number of years by the organization, Responding to Conflict (RTC), in collaboration with practitioners from around the world. It is divided into 4 Parts: · Understanding: A guide to understanding conflict, including practical techniques for conflict analysis and the critical issues that must be taken into account - power, culture, identity, gender and rights.· Strategies: How to build effective strategies to address conflict, including how to influence policy within organizations.· Action: Intervening in situations of acute conflict; addressing the consequences; and working on the social fabric which conditions the emergence of conflict.· Evaluation: The skills involved in the necessary processes of evaluation and learning in order to improve future interventions.The book embodies and reflects the rich diversity of over 300 practitioners from some 70 countries who, in RTC Working with Conflict courses, have pooled their variegated experience and adapted these methods to suit a wide range of situations. Examples and cases are drawn from around the world - including Cambodia, Afghanistan, South Africa, Kenya, Northern Ireland and Colombia. The book highlights the options available to individuals and organizations; equips them with a basis on which they can plan what responses are possible; and strengthens their capacity to engage in useful interventions. The final chapter provides a list of key conflict-related and peace-building resources, including organizations, publications and websites.For all practitioners who are working in conflict-prone and unstable parts of the world in the fields of development, relief work, human rights, community relations, peace and reconciliation, this book should prove an invaluable support.

Working With Conflict

Author : Simon Fisher
ISBN : 1856498360
Genre : Political Science
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This source book is for people working in areas affected by conflict and violence. Easy to use and developed over a number of years by the organization./ Responding to Conflict (RTC), in collaboration with practitioners from around the world, this book provides down to earth techniques for conflict analysis. Examples are drawn from around the worldincluding Cambodia, Afghanistan, South Africa, Kenya, Northern Ireland, and Colombia.

Conflict Resolution

Author : Bjarne Vestergaard
ISBN : OCLC:769234053
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Playing With Fire

Author : Nic Fine
ISBN : 0857003992
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 68. 39 MB
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Playing with Fire is a structured manual and training programme to help youth and conflict practitioners work with young people caught up in conflict and violence. All aspects of conflict are covered, from the initial igniting spark to the roaring blaze. The manual includes ideas and session plans that can be adapted to the needs of a particular group. Sessions include exercises and activities that explore situations of conflict, develop skills to deal with them, and rehearse techniques for future use. The training section outlines how to deliver the programme, including how to use role-play and work constructively with conflict in the training room. This second edition includes new sessions on working with issues of identity and prejudice and working with wider community issues, as well as new exercises and activities. Appendices include alternative session plans and ideas on games and group work exercises. This is a valuable guide for youth practitioners and all those working with young people who face conflict or violence.

Hidden Voices

Author : Ann Jordan
ISBN : 9781589398566
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 78. 44 MB
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This book contains a collection of stories of individual human endeavors; people in civil society working towards a culture of peace in diverse ways such as arts, music, storytelling, spirituality, education. They are heart-warming and inspiring accounts of individuals working creatively in the belief that lives can be transformed and that collectively they can make a difference. Their stories express the extraordinariness of ordinary people and show the range of good peace building practice that contributes towards stability in diverse societies. The stories aim to uplift readers' spirits, to inspire and encourage, and most of all, to rekindle a confidence in our common humanity. The overall message is one of hope.

Making Conflict Work

Author : Peter T. Coleman
ISBN : 9780544149144
Genre : Business & Economics
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“This book is a necessity . . . Read it.” —Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Liberian peace activist “Innovative and practical.” —Lawrence Susskind, cofounder, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School Every workplace is a minefield of conflict, and all office tension is shaped by power. This book teaches you to identify the nature of a conflict, determine your power position relative to anyone opposing you, and to use the best strategy for achieving your goals. These strategies are equally effective for executives, managers and their direct reports, consultants and attorneys—anyone who has ever had a disagreement with someone in their organization. Packed with helpful self-assessment exercises and action plans, Making Conflict Work gives you the tools you need to achieve greater satisfaction and success. “Navigating conflict effectively is an essential component of leadership. Making Conflict Work illustrates when to compromise and when to continue driving forward.” —Honorable David N. Dinkins, 106th mayor of the City of New York “An excellent workbook-like guide.” —Booklist, starred review

Youth Transforming Conflict

Author : Ruben Markosyan
ISBN : 9287167761
Genre : Political Science
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In 1998, the Council of Europe and the European Commission decided to take common action in the field of youth. Both institutions initiated a partnership agreement with the aim "to promote active European citizenship and civil society by giving impetus to the training of youth leaders and youth workers working within a European dimension". In 2003, additional agreements were signed in the fields of "youth research" and "Euro-Mediterranean youth co-operation". Since 2005, the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth activities has focused on the following topics: European citizenship, human rights education and intercultural dialogue, quality and recognition of youth work and training, better understanding and knowledge of youth and youth policy development. The partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth brings together the two institutions' experience in non-formal education, youth policy, youth research and youth work practice. Activities organised within its framework gather representatives of those areas who share their knowledge and experience for the benefit of enhancing evidence-based policy, practice, quality and recognition of youth work and training. Results and other material are made available on the partnership website ( and in various publications, including the Training Kits (T-Kits). T-Kits are thematic publications written by experienced youth trainers and experts and constitute easy-to-use handbooks for educational activities. All activities and publications enhance the exchange of experience and good practice between the actors involved and contribute to the implementation of the political objectives of both partner institutions.

From Conflict To Collaboration In Natural Resource Management

Author : R�ttinger, L.
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ÿNatural resource management is closely linked to conflict management, prevention and resolution. Managing natural resources involves reconciling diverging interests that often lead to conflict, which can undermine management institutions and lead to exploitation, environmental destruction and deteriorating livelihoods. If conflicts turn violent, they can rip apart the entire fabric of society. Thus, managing conflicts in a peaceful manner is decisive not only for successful and sustainable resource management but for societal stability in general. Despite this connection, the knowledge and experience gained in the fields of conflict transformation and peacebuilding in the last decades are often not used by natural resource managers. One reason is that this knowledge has not been translated into user-friendly resources that can be easily understood by practitioners without prior experience in these fields. This handbook and toolkit helps fill this gap, providing an orientation to the issues and a suite of practical exercises and tools to support participatory processes.

Defusing The High Conflict Divorce

Author : Bernard Gaulier
ISBN : 1886230676
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 41. 1 MB
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DEFUSING THE HIGH-CONFLICT DIVORCE is a practical guide for therapists, attorneys, social workers, clergy, custody evaluators, and others who work with angry divorcing couples. The book offers a unique set of proven programs for quelling the hostility in high-conflict co-parenting couples, and "defusing" their prolonged, bitter and emotional struggles.

Working With High Conflict Families Of Divorce

Author : Mitchell A. Baris
ISBN : UOM:39015049646675
Genre : Psychology
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This practical handbook defines the dynamics of high conflict, explains its impact on children, identifies the specific role of the professional, and offers specific techniques that have proven helpful.

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