Book Review on the Third Side by William Ury

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Book Review of "The Third Side: Why We Fight and How We Can Stop "by William Ury

Reviewed By: Syed Shahzad Ali

Class: M.Phil ( DPA)

Review Submitted to: Dr. Anila Amber

Dated: 17th October 2012

Book Review of "The Third Side: Why We Fight and How We Can Stop "by William Ury

This is a state-of-the-art book on conflict management and negotiation by well known negotiator and mediator William L. Ury, an American National, who is world 's leading negotiation expert, he has mediated situations ranging from corporate arena to wildcat strikes, and from family disputes to ethnic wars in the Middle East, the Balkans, N. Ireland and many other places. He has also worked on the problem of how to prevent
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Tone & Expression of author was strong in beginning but it has become soften when third segment of book started from How can we stop? And at the end again tone & expression of author found strong. Ideology of an author is ideal which might be varied from culture to culture & Society to Society. Argument presented in the paperback with lot of enthusiasm & conviction, one should appreciate it as well. Grip on content were sufficient within a single part of book and linkages among thr paragraphs were better but among the three parts it bit distracted as first part of book was bit lengthy & over detailed and reader may lost the direction if he is not reading it in a one sitting. Conclusion has been depicted in a very persuasive & suggestive manner which left the profound impression on the reader mind about the third side & Conflict Management.

It’s a significant contribution by William Ury to the domain of conflict Management. It 's not only give the new meaning to manage the relationships while dealing with difficult people which is need of today 's world specially for the society of Pakistan, but also it is equally instructive for the students of social sciences or psychology. One should read it once in his/her life whether one is
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