Conflict Management and Mediation

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Conflict Management and Mediation

9781035331543 Edward Elgar Publishing
Martin Euwema, Professor of Organizational Psychology, KU Leuven, Belgium and Ellen Giebels, Professor of Psychology of Conflict and Safety, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Publication Date: May 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03533 154 3 Extent: 194 pp
This textbook explores the complex nature of conflict and provides concrete tools for how it can be managed. Specially designed for practical use, it integrates theories and models of conflict with cutting-edge practical research and outlines the diverse skills and strategies necessary for competent conflict management.

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This textbook explores the complex nature of conflict and provides concrete tools for how it can be managed. Martin Euwema and Ellen Giebels highlight the importance of effective analysis to conflict management, developing novel frameworks for understanding the structure and process of interpersonal conflict. Specially designed for practical use, the textbook integrates theories and models of conflict with cutting-edge practical research and outlines the diverse skills and strategies necessary for competent conflict management.

Key Features:

● Presents six different perspectives used to analyse conflict
● All chapters conclude with group exercises tailored to training settings
● Introduces the 7-I model, combining conflict analysis and the identification of specific angles for intervention
● Extensive reflection exercises and quiz questions throughout to aid development of conflict management skills
● Chapters dedicated to key practical competencies including mediation, negotiation, and responding to violence and aggression

Conflict Management and Mediation is an essential guide for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in business and management, psychology, and human resource sciences. It is also an important resource for professional mediators, negotiators and trainers seeking a deeper understanding of effective conflict resolution.
Contents
Contents
Preface
1 Struggle since ancient times: On the history and study of human conflict
2 Defining and analyzing conflict: the 7-I model
3 Conflict behavior
4 Negotiation: the game and the marbles
5 Playing with fire: escalation and the consequences of conflict
6 Violence trumps: dealing with aggression and resistance in
escalated conflict situations
7 Third-party intervention: who, what, and where?
8 Mediation
References
List of appendices
Index
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