By E. Franklin Dukes and Susan F. Hirsch (2014: Ohio University Press) Residents of the Appalachian coalfields share a history and heritage, deep connections to the land, and pride in their own resilience. These same residents are also profoundly divided over the practice of mountaintop mining—that is, the removal and disposal in nearby valleys of soil and rock in order to reach underlying coal seams. Companies and some miners claim that the practice has reduced energy prices, earned income for shareholders, and provided needed jobs. Opponents of mountaintop mining argue that it... Continue reading →
Tanya Denckla Cobb
(October 2011: Storey Publishing)
A quiet revolution is taking place: People across the United States are turning toward local food. Some are doing it because they want more nutritious, less-processed food; some want to preserve the farmland and rural character of their regions; some fear interruptions to the supply of non-local food; some want to support their local economy; and some want safer food with less threat of contamination. But this revolution comes with challenges.
Reclaiming Our Food tells the stories of people across America who are finding... Continue reading →
By E. Franklin Dukes, John Stephens, Marina Piscolish
(2009: BookSurge Publishing)
A hands-on manual for learning the leadership skills that take you beyond compromise to higher ground. In this visionary book, the authors present their challenging, innovative and principled approach to problem solving within groups. Reaching for Higher Ground is filled with the practical information and illustrative examples that group leaders and conflict resolution leaders would need to achieve extraordinary outcomes with any group.
Reaching for Higher Ground
In conflict... Continue reading →
MARY LOU ADDOR, TANYA DENCKLA COBB,
E. FRANKLIN DUKES, MIKE ELLERBROCK,
L. STEVEN SMUTKO. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 2, Winter 2005.
The Natural Resources Leadership Institute (NRLI), a leadership
development program for capacity building in environmental decision
making, cultivates a cadre of leaders who address environmental prob-
lems collaboratively and creatively.Describing our theory of change
model, this article introduces why and how the NRLI works, the the-
oretical perspectives that support the NRLI, and the outcomes that
result when these... Continue reading →
The IEN, in partnership with the National Audubon Society and The Wilderness Society, has published a new handbook to assist environmental advocates in determining whether and how to effectively participate in collaborative decision-making. The 80-page guide, Collaboration: A Guide for Environmental Advocates, was written by IEN’s Frank Dukes and Karen Firehock and was funded by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The guide was conceived in response to the rapidly expanding use of collaborative processes to address environmental issues as well as to growing concerns... Continue reading →