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Getting Your WayStrategic Dilemmas in the Real World$
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James M. Jasper

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226394756

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226394749.001.0001

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Conclusion Thinking through Dilemmas

Conclusion Thinking through Dilemmas

(p.171) Conclusion Thinking through Dilemmas
Getting Your Way

James M. Jasper

University of Chicago Press

This chapter describes a number of dilemmas and how to think about (and with) them. It also suggests how a number of fields of inquiry might benefit from attention to strategic issues. Lists of strategic principles never guarantee success, especially when other players have the same lists. At best, they offer problems to consider, mistakes to avoid. The term dilemma may imply that people feel torn equally between two paths, recognizing the value of each, but much of the time nuances of the situation suggest one route rather than another. Dilemmas can be grouped into rough categories reflecting existential conditions of being human. Many of the dilemmas arise during confrontations between players. Strategic projects help reproduce hierarchies such as gender, race, and class.

Keywords:   dilemmas, strategic issues, strategic principles, players, gender, race, class

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