The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts

byPeter Coleman

Hardcover | May 3, 2011

The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts by Peter Coleman
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One in every twenty difficult conflicts ends up grinding to a halt. That's fully 5 percent of not just the diplomatic and political clashes we read about in the newspaper, but disputations and arguments from our everyday lives as well. Once we get pulled into these self-perpetuating conflicts it is nearly impossible to escape. The 5 percent rule us.

So what can we do when we find ourselves ensnared? According to Dr. Peter T. Coleman, the solution is in seeing our conflict anew. Applying lessons from complexity theory to examples from both American domestic politics and international diplomacy--from abortion debates to the enmity between Israelis and Palestinians--Coleman provides innovative new strategies for dealing with intractable disputes. A timely, paradigm-shifting look at conflict,The Five Percentis an invaluable guide to preventing even the most fractious negotiations from foundering.

Dr. Peter T. Colemanis associate professor of psychology and education at Columbia University, director of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, and on faculty of The Earth Institute at Columbia. In 2003, he received the Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 48: Society for...
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Title:The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible ConflictsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 1 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 1 inPublished:May 3, 2011Publisher:PublicaffairsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1586489216

ISBN - 13:9781586489212

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