Civic Fusion

Author: Susan Lisa Podziba
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781614387107
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bringing together the forces of political debate, this book outlines civic fusion and the process of successful public policy mediation. To help mediators understand how powerful the tool of mediation is and help them reach their full potential, this guide outlines what civic fusion is and provides real world examples of cases with positive outcomes. The book examines what mediators aspire to do, what they actually do, and outlines what needs to be done to bring disparate groups of people together to reach agreements on complicated public policy questions. To help you understand, achieve and sustain civic fusion, this guide will help you construct the metaphor of civic fusion and describe how passion, power, and conflict provide the energy for it; discusses three projects: the Chelsea charter consensus process; the construction cranes and derricks negotiated rulemaking; and abortion talks; describes what it takes to build a foundation for civic fusion; and much more!

Overcoming Social Division

Author: Anatol Valerian Itten
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351255983
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Locked in our worldview communities and polarised through increasingly radical campaigning, we are anxious of today's great uncertainty and our politicians have little incentive to reach across party lines. The problem of social division is real. The Brexit vote led to the highest spike in hate crimes in Britain ever recorded and heated situations like the far-right rally in Charlottesville, USA are increasingly boiling over. Overcoming Social Division is not another book about dying democracies, because horror scenarios don't make you act. Instead, it is an optimistic response on what can be done, and about how we can coexist in fragmented and polarised societies. Anatol Valerian Itten explains how public conflict resolution, civic fusion and mediative decision making help us re-learn the ability to find common ground on controversial issues with our fellow citizens, whom we tend to assume believe more extreme things than they really do. This book takes the reader through empirical key factors, obstacles and blind spots and provides helpful guidelines for everyone interested in mitigating social division and resolving conflicts. The author's insights are based on his experience in conflict management, a study of dozens of public conflict resolution cases and surprising stories of over twenty interviewed mediators. Overcoming social division can be a strenuous task. But talking to our enemies is necessary if we don't want to end up in dysfunctional democracies, and it can be a more rewarding experience than we might think. This is a fascinating read for students and academics interested in conflict resolution and public participation from psychology, social sciences, law, and related disciplines. It is also a unique resource for professionals including officials, mediators, lawyers and other practitioners dealing with conflict and public participation.

Breaking Robert s rules

Author: Lawrence Susskind
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Format: PDF, Docs
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Breaking Robert's Rules is the long awaited guide to effective, efficient, and-perhaps most important-non-acrimonious group decision making. Features: Explains the specific problems that prevent a group's progress, Gives solid advice on how groups can move forward without resorting to "majority rules", Outlines the five key steps toward consensus building, Includes a one-page "Handy Guide" and a case study demonstrating how ideas can also be applied in a corporate context, Perfect for formal groups such as committees and boards, as well as informal groups such as church groups, social clubs, neighborhood associations, and ad hoc committees. Book jacket.

The New Handshake

Author: Amy J. Schmidtz
ISBN: 9781634257671
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The New Handshake focuses on resolving disputes arising from online transactions. This groundbreaking book proposes a design to provide fast and fair resolutions for low-dollar claims, such as those in most B2C transactions. This revolutionary system is designed to operate independently of the courts, thereby eliminating procedural complexities and choice of law concerns. It can be integrated directly into the websites and provides consumers with free access to remedies.

International Commercial Litigation

Author: Richard Fentiman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198712916
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The new edition of this highly regarded work has been fully updated to reflect current trends and concerns in commercial litigation practice. It considers significant changes in the law, and how they affect both the structure and drafting of commercial transactions, and the strategic choices of litigants. It includes extensive treatment of the recast Brussels I Regulation which is in force from January 2015 and which will substantively affect the treatment of contractual jurisdiction clauses, and incorporates analysis of important recent decisions including VTB v Nutritek, The Alexandros T, and Star Reefers v JFC. The legal framework of cross-border commercial disputes is important and complex in practice. This book is a definitive account of the law and practice relating to such disputes in English law, and in particular in the London Commercial Court, which describes the law in detail and articulates its underlying principles. The majority of cases before the Commercial Court involve non-UK parties and it is intended to be of value to lawyers throughout the world concerned with cross-border transactions and litigation. The book offers an account of the subject which is comprehensive, sophisticated in its analysis, but firmly grounded in addressing the challenges and concerns facing practitioners. The role of commercial litigation is examined, not merely in the resolution of disputes, but as an aspect of commercial practice. A feature of the book is its emphasis on evolving areas of practice, and issues of difficulty, with an emphasis on problematic decisions, and legislative changes. Particular emphasis is placed on how the principles established by the higher courts are applied in the Commercial Court. Where the law is uncertain or controversial, the rival arguments are examined and solutions considered. Particular emphasis is given to the impact of litigation on cross-border transactions, and its effect on legal risk. Mechanisms for managing the risks associated with cross-border litigation are extensively discussed, with particular emphasis on the drafting of effective jurisdiction and governing law clauses. The first edition was highly regarded and was cited with approval by the courts in a number of key decisions including Blue Sky One Ltd v Mahan Air (March 2010), Royal & Sun Alliance plc v Rolls Royce plc (July 2010), Sebastian Holdings Inc v Deutsche Bank AG (Aug 2010, Court of Appeal), Glacier Reinsurance AG & v Gard Marine & Energy Ltd (Oct 2010, Court of Appeal), Faraday Reinsurance Co Ltd v Howden North America Inc (Nov 2011, Commercial Court), Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd v Hestia Holdings Ltd (May 2013, Commercial Court), Antonio Gramsci v Lembergs (June 2013, Court of Appeal), and The Alexandros T (6 Nov 2013, Supreme Court).

The Disenchantment of the World

Author: Marcel Gauchet
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691029375
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In this controversial work, Marcel Gauchet reinterprets the development of the modern West, with all its political and psychological complexities, in terms of humankind's changing relation to religion.


Author: Carrie J Menkel-Meadow
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454818875
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Mediation: Practice, Policy, and Ethics provides a comprehensive and current introduction to the world of mediation, including law and policy, case examples, and practice guidelines for mediators and attorney representatives. Leading scholars and award-winning teachers in the field present critiques of mediation as well as its promise and potential. Their practical, problem-solving approach includes both analytical and behavioral approaches in varying gender, race, and cultural contexts. The text can be used for lawyer-mediators, lawyer-representatives in mediation, and non-lawyer mediators. An extensive Teacher’s Manual offers suggested syllabi, teaching notes, simulations, discussion pointers, and exam and paper suggestions for each chapter. The Second Edition showcases recent case developments in mediation and adds selections from the latest law review and practical writings on new forms and applications of the processes. New material on cultural diversity also includes coverage of international and intercultural mediation. New problem sets appear in the text, and new simulations are found in the Teacher's Manual. Features: comprehensive current coverage of mediation law and policy case examples practice guidelines for mediators and attorney representatives authors are leading scholars and award-winning teachers in this area presents critiques of mediation as well as its promise and potential practical, problem-solving approach both analytical and behavioral approaches varying gender, race, and cultural contexts can be used across the field lawyer-mediators lawyer-representatives in mediation non-lawyer mediators suggested syllabi teaching notes simulations discussion pointers exam and paper suggestions for each chapter Thoroughly updated, the revised Second Edition presents: recent case developments in mediation and related processes selections from latest law review and practical writings on new forms and applications of mediation processes new materials on cultural diversity and international and intercultural mediation

From Here to University

Author: Alexander Jun
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415932363
Format: PDF, ePub
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According to some politicians and much of the mainstream media, immigrant populations only contribute crime to their communities. Seen as unmotivated and unemployed, these immigrants are thought to be a threat to society's moral fiber, and a burden to its justice system. Ramiro Martinez tells a very different story in Latino Homicide. Studying five major cities--Chicago, El Paso, Houston, Miami, and San Diego--Martinez reveals Latino homicide rates to be markedly lower than one would expect, given the economic deprivation of these urban areas. Far from dangerous or criminal, these communities often have exceptionally strong social networks precisely because of their shared immigrant experiences. With fascinating case studies drawn from police reports and actual cases, Latino Homicide refutes negative stereotypes in a coherent and critically rigorous analysis of the issues.

Environmental Mediation

Author: Catherine Choquette
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351691740
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Environmental mediation continues to develop and evolve in different jurisdictions across the world in order to prevent potential environmental conflicts or to resolve the conflicts while avoiding the inherent drawbacks of an adjudicated solution. This book takes a comparative approach to explore the legal framework of environmental mediation with a focus on the judicial, administrative and private procedures and the criteria for accrediting mediators in a range of jurisdictions across the world. It also examines practical considerations for environmental mediators while analysing the effectiveness of different mediation processes.