This student-oriented book introduces and explains the dynamics of conflict and resolution-particularly in ethnic, ethnopolitical, and intercultural or intergroup conflicts. Providing a basic overview of the elements of group conflict, ethnicity, identity, and diasporas, the book also explores the role of the mass media and key ways of using communication principles to understand and resolve conflict. It focuses on how to resolve problems by changing relationships and building new patterns of communication, not just managing or settling problems through acceptable political agreements. Transforming Conflict is a valuable text or supplement for courses in conflict resolution as well as international, group, or intercultural communication.
Donald G. Ellis is professor of communication at the University of Hartford.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1 Group Conflict Chapter 3 2 Ethnicity and Conflict Chapter 4 3 Identity Conflicts and Communication Chapter 5 4 Diasporas, Media, and Globalization Chapter 6 5 Media and Political Conflict Chapter 7 6 Micro and Macro Communication Issues and Ethnopolitical Conflict Chapter 8 7 Resolving Conflict Chapter 9 References