Developing the Craft of Mediation

Author: Marian Roberts
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843103230
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This book draws on the concrete knowledge and practice experience of leading mediators, working in a variety of fields, to inform contemporary debates and challenges. These practitioners reflect on the excitement, complexity and satisfaction of their work as well as on the differences and commonalities across diverse fields of mediation practice.

A Z of Mediation

Author: Marian Roberts
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137002999
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If you are in search of a concise yet authoritative overview of mediation as a process of dispute resolution, then you need look no further. Marian Roberts' A-Z of Mediation succinctly captures the concepts, applications, debates and critiques that are shaping this rapidly expanding field. Expertly organised into just over 80 entries, the book combines theory, research and practitioner experience to provide a wealth of insight and analysis. The book's unique A-Z format makes it an ideal point of reference. Numerous cross-references are in place to guide you through the material and highlight the field's connecting strands. The key classic and contemporary readings are also systematically signposted, topic by topic, drawn from an extensive multidisciplinary literature. Whether you are studying, training or already in practice, this book provides an invaluable source of clarity as well as a comprehensive map of the field.

Mediation in Family Disputes

Author: Ms Marian Roberts
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472406532
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This is the authoritative textbook on family mediation. It draws on a wide cross-disciplinary theoretical literature and on the author's extensive and continuing practice experience. It encompasses developments in policy, research and practice in the UK and beyond. First published in 1988 as a pioneering work, this fourth edition has been fully updated to incorporate legal and policy developments in the UK and in Europe, new sociological and philosophical perspectives on respect, justice and conflict, and international research and practice innovations.

Sustainable Peace in the Twenty First Century

Author: Dilip Vasudeo Kulkarni
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681237512
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“Why haven’t we been successful in finding sustainable solutions?” is a question that this book attempts to address. This book questions the appropriateness of current approaches to international conflict mediation/peacebuilding and whether today’s practitioners have the necessary patience, passion, and training to manage twenty?first?century conflicts. This book also examines whether the current approaches to the mediation of international conflict and peacebuilding, as well as the education in these fields, effectively consider the influence of the post?Cold War environment and whether they address sub?national conflicts caused by the continually increasing social inequality within societies, among parties with different cultural, religious, racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. The narratives of the lived experiences of this book’s contributors are used to illustrate the challenges associated with achieving sustained global peace in the twenty?first century. Using the author’s conversations with the contributors to the book, as well as educators, this book suggests that a universally adopted answer to the book’s underlying question has not yet been established. Therefore, the objective of this book is to start a public conversation about reforming the current education and practices used in the mediation of international conflicts and peacebuilding. The author hopes that these reforms will enable practitioners in integrating the message of the youth uprisings across the globe in finding sustainable resolutions to social inequality–based conflicts within their societies and among countries across the globe. As all of the citizens of the world continue to live in the midst of conflicts erupting across the globe, this book brings to the surface the urgent and acute need for finding better approaches to address this century’s social inequality?based conflicts. This book seeks to bring hope and to energize individuals with different cultural, religious, ethnic, racial and linguistic backgrounds, as well as individuals with different professional and personal lived experiences to collaboratively work together to achieve sustainable global peace. The author hopes that this book will foster among students, educators, and practitioners a better understanding of international conflict mediators’ approaches for accommodating the inter?relationship between culture and the mediation of international conflicts.

The Promise of Mediation

Author: Robert A. Baruch Bush
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787976743
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The award-winning first edition of The Promise of Mediation,published ten years ago, is a landmark classic that changed thefield's understanding of the theory and practice of conflictintervention. That volume first articulated the "transformativemodel" of mediation, which greatly humanized the vision of how themediation process could help parties in conflict. In the pastdecade, the transformative model has proved itself and gainedincreasing acceptance. It is now being used in such diverse arenasas workplace, community, family, organizational, and public policyconflicts, among others. In this new edition, the authors draw on a decade of work intheory development, training, practice, research, and assessment topresent a thoroughly revised and updated account of thetransformative model of mediation and its practical application,including a compelling description of how the field has moved towardincreasing acceptance of the transformative model a new and clearer presentation of the theory and practices oftransformative mediation, with many concrete examples a new case study that provides a vivid picture of the model inpractice, with a commentary full of new information about how touse it effectively clarifications of common misconceptions about the model a vision for the future that shows how the model can coexistwith other approaches and where the "market" for transformativemediation is emerging This volume is a foundational resource on transformative practice,for both readers of the first edition and new readers - includingmediators, facilitators, lawyers, administrators, human resourceprofessionals, policymakers, and conflict resolution researchersand educators. More generally, this book will strike a chord withanyone interested in humanizing our social institutions andbuilding on a relational vision of society.

Bridging Troubled Waters

Author: Michelle LeBaron
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787966157
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Bridging Troubled Waters is about a robust and holistic approach to resolving conflict. It begins where much of the currently accepted theory and practice in the field leaves off. Like a hand pulling back the curtain from parts of us that have been closeted away, this book reveals ways we can use more of ourselves in addressing conflict. Moving beyond the analytic and the intellectual, it situates our efforts at bridging conflict in the very places where conflict is born--relationships. From relationships come connection, meaning, and identity. It is through awareness of connection, shared meaning, and respect for identity that conflicts are transformed.

The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution

Author: Bernard Mayer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470932465
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This empowering guide goes beyond observable techniques to offer a close look at the creative internal processes--both cognitive and psychological--that successful mediators and other conflict resolvers draw upon.

Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution

Author: Tom Woodhouse
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714649764
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Conflict resolution and peacekeeping are not only closely related conceptually, they were also inventions of the same historical period. Peacekeeping was first defined under the Hammarskjold Principles of 1956, while we can date the formal institutionalization of conflict resolution to the founding of the Journal of Conflict Resolution in 1957. However, it is in the 1990s that conflict resolution theorists turned to the perspectives of conflict theory in an effort to develop more effective practices of peacekeeping. This book is about the ways in which conflict resolution theory has become relevant to the various challenges faced by the United Nations peacekeeping forces as efforts are made to learn from the traumatic and devastating impact of the many civil wars that have erupted in the 1990s.

Critical Issues in Restorative Justice

Author: Howard Zehr
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781881798514
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In a mere quarter-century, restorative justice has grown from a few scattered experimental projects into a worldwide social movement, as well as an indentifiable field of practice and study. Moving beyond its origins in the criminal justice arena, restorative justice is now being applied in schools, homes, and the workplace. The 31 chapters in this book confront the key threats to the 'soul' of this emerging international movement. The contributing authors are long-term advocates and practitioners of restorative justice from North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Law Culture and Ritual

Author: Oscar G Chase
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814716512
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The Young Lords, who originated as a Chicago street gang fighting gentrification and unfair evictions in Puerto Rican neighborhoods, burgeoned into a national political movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with headquarters in New York City and other centers in Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, and elsewhere in the northeast and southern California. Part of the original Rainbow Coalition with the Black Panthers and Young Patriots, the politically radical Puerto Ricans who constituted the Young Lords instituted programs for political, social, and cultural change within the communities in which they operated. The Young Lords offers readers the opportunity to learn about this vibrant organization through their own words and images, collecting an array of their essays, journalism, photographs, speeches, and pamphlets. Organized topically and thematically, this volume highlights the Young Lords’ diverse and inventive activism around issues such as education, health care, gentrification, police injustice and gender equality, as well as self-determination for Puerto Rico. In recovering these rare written and visual materials, Darrel Enck-Wanzer has given voice to the lost chorus of the Young Lords, while providing an indispensable resource for students, scholars, activists, and others interested in learning about this influential grassroots “street political” organization.