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Burton, John W. (John Wear) 1915-2010

Overview
Works: 74 works in 370 publications in 5 languages and 9,335 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector
Classifications: JX1395, 327
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Most widely held works by John W Burton
International relations : a general theory by John W Burton( Book )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict & communication: the use of controlled communication in international relations by John W Burton( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systems, states, diplomacy and rules by John W Burton( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World society by John W Burton( Book )

33 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analytical interdisciplinary approach to the study of behaviour in world society attempts to make relatively advanced material intelligible to those without the background of political science which has hitherto been necessary. Dr Burton, viewing world society as a total environment in which the behaviour of individuals, groups, nations and states occurs, describes ethnic, political, economic and ideological systems and discusses all aspects of behaviour: decision-making; roles, non-rational activity, problems of perception, values and conflict. He shows how such behaviour relates to that which we know in all social groups and in more confined areas, and states that any analysis of international society, its problems and conflicts, which explains behaviour at one social level differently from activity at another social level must be misleading. This book provides a stimulating and challenging analysis of world society which will interest a wide range of those studying international relations, sociology and politics in universities, schools and colleges of education
Peace theory : preconditions of disarmament by John W Burton( Book )

7 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict : resolution and prevention by John W Burton( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deviance, terrorism & war : the process of solving unsolved social and political problems by John W Burton( Book )

13 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unsolved social and political problems exist at all levels of interaction: in the family, the school, industry, inter-communal relations and inter-state relations. Evidence of unsolved problems are war, revolution, hijacking, murder, assault, destruction of property and others. This book focusses on the common features of these problems and suggests processes for solving them that apply at all levels. After distinguishing between problem-solving and decision-making, Dr. Burton argues that problems not solved within a particular system of thought may require a fundamentally different approach. He critically analyses the hidden assumptions underlying classical and conventional thinking and considers various alternatives. A distinction is made between individual values and human needs that are not merely universal, but which are a necessary pre-condition to a harmonious social organisation. These are used to develop an alternative paradigm which includes problem solving processes as a means of handling situations as well as of analysing them. In conclusion, the author draws the strands together and relates the analysis to the practical realities of unsolved problems
International conflict resolution : theory and practice( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict : practices in management, settlement, and resolution by John W Burton( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global conflict : the domestic sources of international crisis by John W Burton( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict : human needs theory by John W Burton( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence explained : the sources of conflict, violence and crime and their prevention by John W Burton( Book )

15 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burton argues that the sources of conflict and violence are, on the one hand, the denial to many of their personal needs for development, social recognition and identity, and, on the other, the social expectation of compliance and the means used to enforce it. Social protest, terrorism, revolution, self-appointed leaderships, ethnic conflicts, industrial strife, street gangs of unemployed youth and even some family violence can be explained within this frame of 'structural violence'. He examines the adversarial institutions of society - leadership, legislatures, the work place, the legal system and the international relations system - and considers what each would be like if designed to solve basic problems rather than to contain them. This provocative and challenging book will be of interest to students, lecturers and practitioners of politics, administration and management, industry, law and law enforcement, education and social work
Nonalignment by John W Burton( Book )

14 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict resolution : its language and processes by John W Burton( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many books have been written about the theory of conflict resolution, the practice of using alternative methods to end serious disputes. Because conflict resolution is a fairly new area of study, and because most of the early works dealing with the area were of a scholarly nature, nowhere have the language and processes of conflict resolution been addressed and explained for understanding by the general reader. Conflict Resolution: Its Language and Processes was written to correct this oversight. It provides - in easily understandable language - succinct definitions of the many new terms that have grown out of the area of conflict resolution. It also explains the ideas behind those terms, the processes by which conflict can be resolved through creative, nonviolent, non-confrontational solutions." "Written as an introductory text, Conflict Resolution also provides a solid understanding of the history, basic theory, and practice of conflict resolution for decision makers and policy makers in industry, law, and government."--Jacket
Conflict : readings in management and resolution by John W Burton( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict in world society : a new perspective on international relations by Michael Banks( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain between East and West : a concerned independence by University of Kent at Canterbury( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resolving deep-rooted conflict : a handbook by John W Burton( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear survivors : planning after nuclear holocaust: war avoidance by John W Burton( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Study of world society : a London perspective( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Systems, states, diplomacy and rulesWorld societyConflict : practices in management, settlement, and resolutionViolence explained : the sources of conflict, violence and crime and their preventionConflict resolution : its language and processesCulture and international conflict resolution : a critical analysis of the work of John Burton
Alternative Names
Burton, J. W.

Burton, J. W. 1915-

Burton, J. W. 1915-2010

Burton, J. W. (John Wear)

Burton, J. W. (John Wear), 1915-

Burton, J. W. (John Wear), 1915-2010

Burton, John

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Burton, John 1915-2010

Burton, John W.

Burton, John W. 1915-

Burton, John W. 1915-2010

Burton, John W. (John Wear)

Burton, John W. (John Wear), 1915-

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Burton, John Wear 1915-2010

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