The first and only dictionary for the field of conflict resolution. Defining 1,400 terms, this comprehensive resource will standardize the language of conflict resolution--improving dialogue and understanding among professionals and theorist and promoting uniformity and consistency in the language. The Dictionary of Conflict Resolution offers common and varied uses of terms, clarifies differences between terms, and recommAnds accurate usage. Bringing much-needed clarity and cohesion to this evolving profession, the Dictionary of Conflict Resolution is a major breakthrough in the field's linguistic evolution.<br> <br> In Cooperation with the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution and with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Georgia Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.
"On behalf of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR), I am pleased to Andorse the Dictionary of Conflict Resolution. I am certain that the book will be an important contribution to the field of conflict resolution. It may very well become to the conflict resolution field what Roberts' Dictionary of Industrial Relations has been to the labor-management literature. As such, it will become a standard reference for anyone who is a serious scholar or practitioner in the field of conflict resolution and collaborative decision making. One of the most important contributions that SPIDR has made over the years is to contribute significantly to the intellectual capital of the field. SPIDR's contribution to the development of the Dictionary is in the best tradition of that intellectual enterprise." (Homer C. La Rue, president, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution)
"A crucial step in establishing conflict resolution as a distinct discipline, this dictionary is a remarkable and ambitious work that makes sense out of a 'tower of Babel' and successfully captures the diversity of meaning in this rapidly expanding field. This will be an essential reference for the profession." (William K. Slate, II, president, American Arbitration Association)