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Reconstructing ripeness I: a study of constructive engagement in protracted social conflicts

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Title: Dynamics --Psychological aspects.
Name(s): Coleman, Peter T., creator
Hacking, Antony G., creator
Stover, Mark A., creator
Fisher-Yoshida, Beth, creator
Nowak, Andrzej, creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Wiley Periodicals, Inc. and the Association for Conflict Resoltuion.
Extent: 41p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: 2708386 (digitool), FADT2708386 (IID), fau:2643 (fedora), 10.1002/crq.222 (doi)
FAU Department/College: Department of Psychology Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Note(s): What moves people to work with each other rather than against each other when locked into destructive, long-term conflicts? Ripeness theory has been a useful starting point for understanding such motives, but has limited explanatory power under conditions of intractable conflict. This article is the first of a two-part series presenting the findings from a study that explored various methods of eliciting constructive engagement from stakeholders through interviews with expert scholarpractitioners working with protracted conflicts. A grounded theory analysis was applied to the interviews to allow new insights into constructive conflict engagement to emerge from the data. Our objective was to develop more robust theories and practices. A dynamical systems synthesis of the findings is presented, and its implications for reconceptualizing ripeness are discussed.
Thedefinitive version of this author manuscript is available at andmay be cited as: Coleman, Peter T., Antony G. Hacking, Mark A. Stover, Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Andrzej Nowak (2008) Reconstructing Ripeness I: A Study of Constructive Engagement in Protracted Social Conflicts Conflict Resolution Quarterly 26(1):3‐42 DOI: 10.1002/crq.222
Subject(s): Conflict (Psychology) --Research.
Conflict management --Psychological aspects.
Social conflict --Research.
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Restrictions on Access: ©2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. and the Association for Conflict Resolution.
Host Institution: FAU

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