Must We Fight?: From the Battlefield to the Schoolyard-A New Perspective on Violent Conflict and Its Prevention
From the Battlefield to the Schoolyard - A New Perspective on Violent Conflict and Its Prevention
The world struggles with violent conflicts that are unsolvable and inevitable, as if they were part of human nature. Not true, says William Ury, a world famous, best-selling author and top-level negotiator. In this encouraging and startlingly original book, he and several colleagues provide new research and insights into human behavior and human nature which show that we are not, in fact, doomed to violent conflict. He outlines an innovative program for personal and community empowerment called The Third Side, which shows how we can intervene-both as individuals, and within organizations-to support healthy conflict while preventing destructive confrontation. Praise for William L. Ury "William Ury is an acknowledged authority on negotiating in difficult situations."
-- John Kenneth Galbraith "Bill Ury has a remarkable ability to get to the heart of a dispute and find simple but innovative ways to resolve it."
-- President Jimmy Carter