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Dialogue, Conflict, and Community
Dialogue, conflict, and community

There is a growing recognition that our communities have a pluralistic flavor, reflected by the wide variety of individuals and groups who have competing interests; some of which dovetail nicely with one another while others collide with one another in dramatic fashion. It is not surprising, therefore, that conflict scholars and practitioners have turned their attention to the ways that citizens in communities ranging from small towns, to large cities, to regions manage conflicts over important social, cultural, and environmental issues. Barge (2001) observed that many of the conflicts communities grapple with are inherently moral in nature whereby the individuals and groups locked in conflict have incommensurate moral orders that move them to articulate the conflict in different ...

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