Despite the ubiquity of conflict, significant gaps remain in our knowledge of what influences its escalation and resolution. How collective identity formation impacts social conflicts is taken up in these compelling case studies, ranging from church and community disputes, ethnic conflicts, environmental disputes, to international trade disputes and wars.
Patrick G. Coy is assistant professor at Kent State University's Center for Applied Conflict Management. Lynne M. Woehrle is assistant professor of sociology at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennslyvania.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Collective Identities and the Development of Conflict Analysis Part 2 Constructing the Other and Creating Conflicts Chapter 3 Racial Discourse and Enemy Construction: Justifying the Internment "Solution" to the "Japanese Problem" during World War II Chapter 4 Foreign Policy Decision-Making in the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas War Chapter 5 David Versus Goliath: The Big Power of Small States Chapter 6 Conflict and Children: Integrated Education in the Segregated Society of Northern Ireland Part 7 Constructing Identities and Resolving Conflicts Chapter 8 Who Do They Say We Are? Framing Social Identity and Gender in Church Conflict Chapter 9 Fighting Among Friends: The Quaker Separation of 1827 Chapter 10 Identity Politics and Environmental Conflict Dynamics: Reexamination of the Negotiated Rulemaking Process Chapter 11 Rediscovering Memorial Day: Politics, Patriotism, and Gender Chapter 12 Swimming against the Tide: Peace Movement Recruitment in an Abeyance Environment