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PARCC BOOK PROJECTS

Constructively Waged Conflicts: Principles and Practice 

Building on one of the founding concepts of PARCC, Bruce Dayton and Louis Kriesberg are co-editing a new book on constructively managed conflicts. With contributions from more than a dozen scholars from the U.S. and abroad, this volume will be grouped into three major sections: (1) conceptual pieces that explore the meaning and dimensions of constructive conflict management; (2) case studies illustrating conflict episodes which were waged constructively; and (3) future-looking chapters that identify emerging or ongoing conflicts and propose pathways for their constructive development. This book builds on the 5th edition of Constructive Conflicts published in 2013 and the new Kriesberg Family Fund for research on constructive conflicts. 

Better or Worse Relations: Essays in Conflict and Collaboration

PARCC has an international reputation as a theory building center in social conflicts and an emerging reputation in collaborative governance. Recognizing that we bring conflict and collaboration under one roof, a group of PARCC associates from seven disciplines are actively engaged in planning a book that develops an interdisciplinary approach to conflict analysis within the fields of conflict resolution and collaboration.  Catherine Gerard and Louis Kriesberg are spearheading plans for this publication, which will present interwoven theoretical explorations, empirical applications, and author conversations that move beyond a dichotomy between destructive conflicts and alternatives (such as conflict resolution or collaboration) and begin to develop a larger body of theory, method, and empirical observation that encompasses the many ways conflicts are conducted, managed, and transformed. Participating faculty: Steven R. Brechin (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), John Samuel Burdick (Anthropology), Bruce Dayton (Director, CONTACT-  Conflict Transformation Across Cultures- School for International Training (SIT)), Miriam Elman (Political Science), Catherine Gerard (Public Administration & International Affairs), Louis Kriesberg (Social Conflict Studies), W. Henry Lambright (Public Administration and International Affairs), Tina Nabatchi (Public Administration & International Affairs), Rosemary O'Leary (Emeritus, Public Administration & International Affairs), Robert Rubinstein (Anthropology), Susan Senecah (Emeritus Professor, SUNY- College of Environmental Science and Forestry), Margaret Susan Thompson (History and Political Science).