The Handbook of Mediation gathers leading experts across fields related to peace, justice, human rights, and conflict resolution to explore ways that mediation can be applied to a range of spectrums, including new age settings, relationships, organizations, institutions, communities, environmental conflicts, and intercultural and international conflicts. The text is informed by cogent theory, state-of-the-art research, and best practices to provide the reader with a well-rounded understanding of mediation practice in contemporary times.
Based on four signature themes—contexts; skills and competencies; applications; and recommendations—the handbook provides theoretical, applicable, and practical insight into a variety of key approaches to mediation. Authors consider modern conflict on a local and global scale, emphasizing the importance of identifying effective strategies, foundations, and methods to shape the nature of a mediation mindfully and effectively. With a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, the text complements the development of the reader’s competencies and understanding of mediation in order to contribute to the advancement of the mediation field.
With a conversational tone that will welcome readers, this comprehensive book is essential reading for students and professionals wanting to learn a wide range of potential interventions for conflict.
"Mediation has burst its banks and spilled over into many fields. It is no longer a meandering stream or a quiet backwater. It has left behind romantic beginnings and entered many new waterways. Read this book and be carried along in the surge."
John Winslade, California State University—San Bernardino, USA
"In The Mediation Handbook, we have a wonderful new resource that provides insight from some of the most innovative thinkers and practitioners in the mediation world. Drawing on the best lessons of the past and a broad vision of the demands of the future, the handbook offers a wide range of practical approaches for deepening and extending the reach of mediation in the twenty-first century."
Bernie Mayer, Creighton University, Canada
Introduction: Revealing the World of Mediation
Part I: Promoting Dynamic Mediation in the New Age
Craig Zelizer & Colleen Chiochetti
Daniel Rainey & Alan Tidwell
Farshad Farahat, Charles Goesel & Alexia Georgakopoulos
Daniel Druckman & Sabine T. Koeszegi
Zena D. Zumeta
Part II: Mediating in Relational Settings
Joseph P. Folger & Dan Simon
Mark Umbreit & Toran Hansen
Tommie Boyd & Randy Heller
Part III: Mediating in Organizational and Institutional Settings
Alexia Georgakopoulos, Harold Coleman, Jr. & Rebecca Storrow
Jessica Katz Jameson, RaJade M. Berry-James, Dennis M. Daley & Jerrell D. Coggburn
Neil H. Katz
Part IV: Mediating in Community Settings
Douglas E. Noll
Brian L. Heisterkamp
Part V: Mediating within Environmental Settings
Marcelle E. DuPraw
Oliver Leighton Barrett
William Hall & Michael Kern
Part VI: Mediating in International and Intercultural Settings
Mohammed Abu-Nimer & Timothy Seidel
Brian Polkinghorn, Anthony Yost & Matt Swiderski
Perry Mars, Frederic Pearson & Marie Olson-Lounsbery
Christian Ramthun, Raffi Mnatzakanian & Patrick James Christian
S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana
Conclusion: The Future of Mediation in a Changing World
George A. Lopez