Why are some conflicts managed better than others? Social scientists have used various disciplinary lenses to answer this question but until now, public administration has not been used to understand how conflict is managed. This book explores the everyday management of conflict in two cases of power-sharing from the view of elite level bureaucrats
Karl O' Connor is Lecturer in Public Policy and Management, School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy,University of Ulster, UK. He has published in the areas of conflict management/resolution, public policy, bureaucrat behaviour, Q Methodology and European committee governance. His PhD thesis, upon which this book is based, won The Hutton Prize for Excellence which aims to reward research that contributes to increasing standards of governance.