Louis Kriesberg and Bruce Dayton have published a new (5th) edition of their highly-acclaimed textbook Constructive Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution. The book provides a framework for analyzing social conflicts of all kinds, with emphasis on how conflicts can lead to positive change. The book introduces key principles, uses a wide range of case studies, applies core ideas about conflicts, synthesizes interdisciplinary perspectives, and shares recent research.
New to the Fifth Edition are updated case studies, new material on the roles of social movements and NGOs, non-coercive but persuasive ways to escalate or de-escalate conflict, post conflict strategies that lead to lasting peace and more.
If you go to the Roman and Littlefield page on the book, teachers can request an exam copy if they’re considering teaching a course and others can use discount code RLFANDF25 to save 25% on the purchase price.
A companion book of cases, entitled Perspectives in Waging Conflicts Constructively: Cases, Concepts, and Practice, edited by Dayton and Kriesberg is also available and the same discount code will work for that book too.
Louis Kriesberg is Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies at Syracuse University. He is the founding director of the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts and past president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. He is also one of the core contributors to Beyond Intractability, contributing BI essays on The Nature of Intractability, Identity Issues, and Constructive Escalation, Bruce W. Dayton is associate professor of peace-building and conflict transformation and director of the CONTACT Peacebuilding Program at the SIT Graduate Institute, School for International Training.
For more information go to https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/uploadedFiles/parcc/Publications/Constructive%20Conflicts-%205th%20edition.pdf