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Modern conflict theory: challenges, explication, demarcation, classification


This article is an attempt to find a basis for the systematization of the most famous variants of theoretical constructs of the conflict proposed by Western social science.

To achieve this goal, the author refers to the analysis of the publications of the leading representatives of conflictological direction of modern social science and known experts in the methodology of science.

  1. Collins, R. (1993). Teoriia konfliktu v suchasnii makroistorychnii sotsiolohii. Filosofska i sotsiol. dumka, 81-98 [in Ukrainian]

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  3. Dougherty, J., Pfaltzgraff, R. (1971). Contending Theories of International Relations. N.-Y.: Harper & Row.

  4. Rubin, J.Z., Pruitt, D.G., Kim, S.A. (1998). Social Conflict: Escalation, Stalemate and Settlement. N-Y.: McGraw-Hill.

  5. Mills, Ch.W. (1959). Vlastvuyushchaya elita. Moscow: Izd-vo inostr. lit. [in Russian]

  6. Wright, Q. (1965). The Escalation of International Conflict. The Journal of Conflict Resolution, IX, 4, 435-445.

  7. Aron, R. (2000). Myr i viina mizh natsiiamy. Kyiv: MP Iunivers [in Ukrainian]

  8. Creveld, M. (2005). Transformatsiya voiny. Moscow: Al’pina Biznes Buks [in Russian]

  9. Dahrendorf, R. (1965). Class and Class Conflict in Industrial Society. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

  10. Coser, L.A. (2000). Funktsii sotsial’nogo konflikta. Moscow: Ideya-Press, Dom intellektual. kn. [in Russian]

  11. Boulding, K. (1962). Conflict and Defence. A General Theory. N.-Y.: Harper & Row.

  12. Rapoport, A. (1983). Mathematical Models in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. N.-Y.: John Wiley & Sons.

  13. Luce, D., Raiffa, H. (1961). Igry i resheniya: Vvedenie i kriticheskii obzor.  Moscow: Izd-tvo inostr. lit. [in Russian]

  14. Saaty, Th.L. (1977). Matematicheskie modeli konfliktnykh situatsii. Moscow: Sovet. radio [in Russian]

  15. Pondy, L.R. (1967). Organizational Conflict: Concepts and Models. Administrative Science Quarterly, 12, 296-320.

  16. Mastenbroek, W. (1996). Upravlenie konfliktnymi situatsiyami i razvitie organizatsii. Moscow: INFRA−M [in Russian]

  17. Toffler, A., Toffler, H. (2005). Voina i antivoina. Chto takoe voina i kak s nei borot’sya. Kak vyzhit’na rassvete XXI veka. Moscow: AST, Tranzitkniga [in Russian]

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  19. Turner, J. (1985). Struktura sotsiologicheskoi teorii. Moscow: Progress [in Russian]

  20. Connell, R.W. (1977). Ruling Class, Ruling Culture: Studies of Conflict, Power and Hegemony in Australian Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  21. Collins, R. (1975). Conflict Sociology: Toward an Explanatory Science. New York: Academic Press.

  22. Lakatos, I. (1995). Fal’sifikatsiya i metodologiya nauchno-issledovatel’skikh programm. Moscow: Medium [in Russian]

  23. Rex, J. (1961). Key Problems of Sociological Theory. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

  24. Dahrendorf, R. (1958). Toward a Theory of Social Conflict. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2, 6, 170-183.

  25. Cohen, P.S. (1968). Modern Social Theory. London: Heinemann Educational Book.

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