The Promise of Mediation: The Transformative Approach to Conflict by Robert A. B 9780787974831

The Promise of Mediation: The Transformative Approach to Conflict by Robert A. B 9780787974831
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The award-winning first edition of The Promise of Mediation, published ten years ago, is a landmark classic that changed the field's understanding of the theory and practice of conflict intervention. That volume first articulated the "transformative model" of mediation, which greatly humanized the vision of how the mediation process could help parties in conflict. In the past decade, the transformative model has proved itself and gained increasing acceptance. It is now being used in such diverse arenas as workplace, community, family, organizational, and public policy conflicts, among others. In this new edition, the authors draw on a decade of work in theory development, training, practice, research, and assessment to present a thoroughly revised and updated account of the transformative model of mediation and its practical application, including a compelling description of how the field has moved toward increasing acceptance of the transformative model a new and clearer presentation of the theory and practices of transformative mediation, with many concrete examples a new case study that provides a vivid picture of the model in practice, with a commentary full of new information about how to use it effectively clarifications of common misconceptions about the model a vision for the future that shows how the model can coexist with other approaches and where the "market" for transformative mediation is emerging This volume is a foundational resource on transformative practice, for both readers of the first edition and new readers - including mediators, facilitators, lawyers, administrators, human resource professionals, policymakers, and conflict resolution researchers and educators. More generally, this book will strike a chord with anyone interested in humanizing our social institutions and building on a relational vision of society. The awardwinning first edition of The Promise of Mediation , published ten years ago, is a landmark classic that changed the fields understanding of the theory and practice of conflict intervention. That volume first articulated the "transformative model" of mediation, which greatly humanized the vision of how the mediation process could help parties in conflict. In the past decade, the transformative model has proved itself and gained increasing acceptance. It is now being used in such diverse arenas as workplace, community, family, organizational, and public policy conflicts, among others. In this new edition, the authors draw on a decade of work in theory development, training, practice, research, and assessment to present a thoroughly revised and updated account of the transformative model of mediation and its practical application, including a compelling description of how the field has moved toward increasing acceptance of the transformative model a new and clearer presentation of the theory and practices of transformative mediation, with many concrete examples a new case study that provides a vivid picture of the model in practice, with a commentary full of new information about how to use it effectively clarifications of common misconceptions about the model a vision for the future that shows how the model can coexist with other approaches and where the "market" for transformative mediation is emerging This volume is a foundational resource on transformative practice, for both readers of the first edition and new readers including mediators, facilitators, lawyers, administrators, human resource professionals, policymakers, and conflict resolution researchers and educators. More generally, this book will strike a chord with anyone interested in humanizing our social institutions and building on a relational vision of society. This is the complete revision of the landmark classic that changed the practice and profession of conflict resolution. Building on their original concept of "transformative" mediation which greatly humanized the process, the authors have revised and updated every chapter--adding new case studies, revising existing guidelines based on their experience, and incorporating questions and answers from students and practitioners on the latest and most contemporary issues in organizations, families, and the public arena.
Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0787974838
ISBN-13 9780787974831
eBay Product ID (ePID) 30785043
Key Details
Author Joseph P. Folger, Robert A. Baruch Bush
Number Of Pages 304 pages
Edition Description Revised
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2004-10-25
Language English
Publisher Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John
Publication Year 2004
Additional Details
Edition Number 2
Copyright Date 2005
Illustrated Yes
Dimensions
Weight 0 Oz
Height 1 In.
Width 6.3 In.
Length 9.3 In.
Target Audience
Group Scholarly & Professional
Classification Method
LCCN 2004-009427
LC Classification Number HM1126.B87 2005
Dewey Decimal 303.6/9
Dewey Edition 22
Table Of Content
Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. The Mediation Field: An Overview and Four Stories. 2. A Transformative View of Conflict and Mediation. 3. Gaining Sight of the Goal of Transformation. 4. Putting Transformative Theory into Practice: The "Purple House" Mediation, with Commentary-Part One. 5. Putting Transformative Theory into Practice: The "Purple House" Mediation, with Commentary-Part Two. 6. Myths and Misconceptions About Transformative Mediation. 7. Paths Toward the Future: Living with Differences in Values and Practice. References. About the Authors. Index.
Reviews
"I recommend this book as it provokes creative thought, encompasses positive aspirational goals and broadens the perspective of practicing mediators." ( IAM Mediation Newsletter; 12/1/2004)

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