Interpersonal Perspectives of Nonviolence
This chapter addresses aspects of nonviolence that are relevant to interpersonal relationships. While violence within interpersonal relationships has been predominant in research, nonviolence is an important albeit neglected aspect to consider. The role of cooperation (Deutsch, 2000; Johnson & Johnson, 2003), negotiation (Fisher & Shapiro, 2005; Fisher, Ury, & Patton, 1991), and other nonviolent conflict resolution strategies are examined as they pertain to intimate relationships, friendships, and small group interactions. Mediation (Leviton & Greenstone, 1997), conflict resolution (Bunker & Rubin, 1995; Deutsch & Coleman, 2000; Jones, 2004; Sanson & Bretherton, 2001), violence prevention (Gottfredson & Gottfredson, 2002), nonviolence education (1999a, 1999b), and peace education programs (Forcey & Harris, 1999; Harris, Harris, 1988, 2002a; Harris & Morrison, 2003; Nelson & Christie, 1995; Reardon, 1988a) designed for participants across the life span are reviewed with recommendations concerning usage by peace researchers and peace practitioners.
KeywordsConflict Resolution Violence Prevention Program Peace Education Conflict Resolution Strategy Constructive Conflict
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