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‘This book... is not a single “meal” in itself but a positive “larder” containing every imaginable staple food and condiment all exquisitely and thoroughly researched. The book took Goff Barrett-Lennard 20 years to write and it will stand as a reference text for person-centred specialists for longer than that... an essential reference text... and a pantry full of delicious surprises’ — Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling

Leadership, Large Groups, Community, Conflict Resolution
Leadership, large groups, community, conflict resolution

The image which often appeared to me as these pages were written was that of an ocean liner propelled by an outboard motor, requiring not only more drive but also reconstruction while continuing to sail the high seas. Social scientists … participate in this reconstruction. And we are all aboard.

… without diffuse, affective relationships, individuals cannot maintain their identity, emotional stability, and rationality. … In turn, these relationships need to be built into more encompassing cohesive units such as the village or community…

… the active solution … [entails] need for a synthesis of knowledge, for a synthesis of emotions and values, and for a holistic view of the use of power. … On the personal ...

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