Peace Psychology Book Series

Global Conflict Resolution Through Positioning Analysis

Editors: Moghaddam, Fathali M., Harré, Rom, Lee, Naomi (Eds.)

  • Chapters explore interpersonal, intergroup, and international applications of positioning theory
  • Draws from the increasing research and literature on positional theory to focus on topics of current national and international interest, including conflicts in Rwanda, Iran, the European Union, and the United States
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About this book

Positioning analysis penetrates beneath surface issues to their underlying psychological causes and social effects, with the intention of defusing conflict and preventing existing conflict from escalating. As the growing literature shows, positioning analysis methods are not only effective in interpersonal and intergroup problems, but have considerable potential for resolving disputes on the world stage. Global Conflict Resolution through Positioning Analysis starts with the daily disputes that result from our multiple social identities and evolving self-definitions, offers a new framework for understanding historical conflict, and brings vital new perspectives to current political and ideological battles. Twenty expert contributors examine scenarios as simple as a committee meeting of four people, as complicated as centuries-old social movements and the shifting tensions in the Middle East.

  • Who speaks for Terri Schiavo?: a study in mutual hostility.
  • Lawrence and Napoleon: military positioning, in victory and defeat.
  • For and/or against one’s best interests?: a minority paradox.
  • "Not the person I used to know": positioning in a case of dementia.
  • Rwanda: the view from both sides of genocide.
  • The nuclear edge: positioning by Iran, the European Union, and the U.S.

Its scope of coverage and depth of vision make Global Conflict Resolution through Positioning Analysis a reference as vital to professionals—negotiators and conflict managers, social and peace psychologists—as to students and researchers studying peace and conflict.

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From the reviews:

"Positioning analysis generally examines the unfolding of conflicts through positions, story lines, and actions. … Psychologists and others interested in both inductive analyses and processes on recognizing cycles of oppression and then transforming such into testable hypotheses at the individual and group level should read this book, test its theses, and then properly confirm or disconfirm its assertions. Those just interested in considering the distinct possibility that Moghaddam and company are correct should also read this book." (Jesus (Jess) Aros and Lapde So, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (37), September, 2008)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Positioning and Conflict: An Introduction

    Moghaddam, Fathali M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Intergroup Positioning and Power

    Louis, Winnifred R.

    Pages 21-39

  • Liquidating Roles and Crystallising Positions: Investigating the Road Between Role and Positioning Theory

    Henriksen, Thomas Duus

    Pages 41-64

  • Intrapersonal Conflict

    Harré, Rom (et al.)

    Pages 65-78

  • Positioning and Conflict Involving a Person with Dementia: A Case Study

    Sabat, Steven R.

    Pages 81-93

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-72111-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2464-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Conflict Resolution Through Positioning Analysis
Editors
  • Fathali M. Moghaddam
  • Rom Harré
  • Naomi Lee
Series Title
Peace Psychology Book Series
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-72112-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-72112-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-72111-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2464-3
Series ISSN
2197-5779
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 302
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