ADR Reading List: Peter T. Coleman, The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts

This month the ADR Research Network blog will feature a series of posts sharing members’ reading recommendations for both new and experienced researchers.

The first item on our ADR reading list comes from Olivia Davis, who recommends Peter T. Coleman, The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts (Public Affairs, 2011).

He takes a systems view of conflicts and discusses the powerful effects that context has on a conflict, and also the limitations of tackling problems in a rational problem-solving way. He suggests looking for ways to disrupt the dynamic of the conflict, rather than attempting to resolve the manifesting issues.

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About Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan Crowe is Professor of Law at Bond University. His research explores the philosophical relationship between law and ethics, looking at issues such as the nature and foundations of legal obligation and the role of ethics in legal reasoning.

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