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By Otomar J. Bartos,Paul Wehr

Human clash - from relatives feuds, to hard work moves, to nationwide struggle - is an ever-present and common social challenge and the tips on how to deal with it, a problem for everybody, from usual voters to policymakers and social theorists. utilizing clash idea will teach scholars approximately how, lower than what stipulations, and why clash erupts, and the way it may be controlled. it's a targeted school room ebook mixing concept and useful software and the 1st to bridge for college kids the technological know-how of social thought and the artwork of perform. The authors extract from classical sociological concept (Marx, Dahrendorf, Weber, Durkheim, and Parsons), and interpret for the coed how those theoretical views have contributed to figuring out social clash (its assets, the explanations of escalation and de-escalation of violence, the negotiations process). The views of up to date theorists (such as Randall Collins, James Coleman, Joseph Himes, Hubert Blalock) also are dropped at undergo on those questions.

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