Community Conflict and Community Organization

By Robert Morris

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1962

The author explores the constructive potential of conflict in community affairs. Sharp conflicts of ideas, within certain loose limits, is both necessary and healthful for community affairs, the author contends. He divides conflicts into four categories: pure ideology, pseudo-ideological, centering purely on personalities, and political ideology. He further determines preconditions for a conflict, the process of deepening a conflict, and steps to intervene in community conflict which will allow it to introduce new ideas without hardening into destructiveness. Finally, he draws implications for community organizations.

Topic: Organizational Development, Conflict Resolution, Community Relations, Leadership, Discourse and Dialogue, Community Building, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 39/No. 1

Page Number(s): 29-37

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Morris, Robert. Community Conflict and Community Organization. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1962: 29-37.


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