The Five Percent (Hardcover)
Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts
PublicAffairs, 9781586489212, 288pp.
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
So what can we do when we find ourselves ensnared? According to Dr. Peter T. Coleman, the solution is in seeing our conflict anew. Applying lessons from complexity theory to examples from both American domestic politics and international diplomacy--from abortion debates to the enmity between Israelis and Palestinians--Coleman provides innovative new strategies for dealing with intractable disputes. A timely, paradigm-shifting look at conflict, The Five Percent is an invaluable guide to preventing even the most fractious negotiations from foundering.
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Praise For The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts…
“This book is an important, original contribution to understanding destructive, intractable conflicts and how to change them. It is well-writen and can be read with much profit by the general reader as well as by conflict specialists.”
“The Arty Semite” “Groundbreaking… Based on the work of an extraordinary multi-disciplinary team that includes specialists in complexity science, astrophysics, mathematics, social psychology, anthropology and conflict resolution, ‘The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts’ brings to the general reader, for the first time, research that could reshape our understanding of intractable conflicts… Coleman’s book should be required reading for peacemakers around the world.”