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Deviance, terrorism & war : the process of solving unsolved social and political problems

Burton, John W.

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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...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBurton, John W.
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-18T05:50:21Z
dc.date.available2017-04-18T05:50:21Z
dc.date.copyright1979
dc.identifier.otherb1232904
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/114839
dc.description.abstractUnsolved 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.
dc.format.extent240 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian National University Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subject.lcshSocial problems
dc.subject.lcshProblem solving
dc.subject.lcshSocial structure
dc.subject.lcshSocial control
dc.subject.lcshAuthority
dc.titleDeviance, terrorism & war : the process of solving unsolved social and political problems
dc.typeBook
dc.date.issued1979
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
dc.date.updated2017-04-18T05:50:21Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceThis republication is part of the digitisation project being carried out by Scholarly Information Services/Library and ANU Press under the provisions of Section 200AB of the Copyright Act, 1968 - http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1968133/s200ab.html
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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