"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."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
part, I Promoting dynamic mediation in the new age chapter Introduction Revealing the world of mediation / Alexia Georgakopoulos chapter 1 Mediation career trends through time Exploring opportunities and challenges / Craig Zelizer Colleen Chiochetti chapter 2 Online technology The new frontier for mediation and conflict engagement / Daniel Rainey Alan Tidwell chapter 3 Story-based inter-group mediation / Jessica Senehi chapter 4 The intersection of improv and mediation / Farshad Farahat Alexia Georgakopoulos Charles Goesel chapter 5 Value-centered mediation The centrality and use of meaning and values / Mark Kleiman chapter 6 Electronic mediation / Daniel Druckman Sabine T. Koeszegi chapter 7 Mediation and spirituality / Zena D. Zumeta part, II Mediating in relational settings chapter 8 Transformative mediation Illustrating a relational view of conflict intervention / Joseph P. Folger Dan Simon chapter 9 Narrative mediation of family conflict / John Winslade chapter 10 Victim-offender mediation A humanistic approach / Mark Umbreit Toran Hansen chapter 11 Brain science behind mediating relational conflicts / Thomas DiGrazia chapter 12 Mindfulness in mediation as a relational practice / Ran Kuttner chapter 13 Mediation and collaboration with multiple disciplines The implementation of systemic theory in alternative dispute resolution / Tommie V. Boyd Randy Heller chapter 14 Dynamic mediation Integrating forgiveness / John Zivojinovic part, III Mediating in organizational and institutional settings chapter 15 Mediation within and between organizations / Christopher W. Moore chapter 16 Organizational conflict management systems The emergence of mediators as conflict resolution professionals / Alexia Georgakopoulos Harold Coleman Jr. Rebecca Storrow chapter 17 Effectiveness of mediation in the state agency grievance process / Jessica Katz Jameson RaJade M. Berry-James Dennis M. Daley Jerrell D. Coggburn chapter 18 Mediation and dispute resolution services in higher education / Neil H. Katz chapter 19 Mediation as a tool for resolving workplace conflicts / LaVena Wilkin chapter 20 Health care mediation Promoting workplace collaboration and patient safety / Robin Cooper chapter 21 Institutionalized mediation and access to justice in the State Court System of the United States / Rebecca Storrow part, IV Mediating in community settings chapter 22 Promoting peaceful communities The challenges and benefits of community-police mediation / Evan Hoffman chapter 23 The Prison of Peace project A model for community transformation / Douglas E. Noll chapter 24 Sustaining peer mediation Assessing challenges and opportunities for peace educators / Cheryl Lynn Duckworth chapter 25 Encouraging effectiveness through communication competence in community mediation / Brian L. Heisterkamp chapter 26 The space of conflict Aesthetic lessons for mediators / Dorit Cypis chapter 27 From peers to community Transferring peer mediation skills from school to community / Vitus Ozoke part, V Mediating within environmental settings chapter 28 Conflict, climate change, and environmental catastrophe How mediators can help save the planet / Kenneth Cloke chapter 29 Mediators as advocates in climate negotiations The power of neutrality / Thomas Fiutak chapter 30 The role of mediation in large-scale collaborative initiatives on forest resource management / Marcelle E. DuPraw chapter 31 Mediation at the nexus of climate change and conflict / Oliver Leighton Barrett chapter 32 The public sector as mediator The role of public institutions in environmental collaboration and conflict resolution / William Hall Michael Kern part, VI Mediating in international and intercultural settings chapter 33 Thinking locally, acting globally Mediating beyond borders and integrated global capacity building / Kenneth Cloke chapter 34 International multiparty mediation / Siniša Vuković chapter 35 Exploring international mediation Past, present and beyond / Lynn Cole chapter 36 Culture, religion and politics in international mediation / Mohammed Abu-Nimer Timothy Seidel chapter 37 International mediation Some observations and reflections / Sean Byrne chapter 38 Success and failure of international mediation Examining causes and conditions that impede or assist process success / Brian Polkinghorn Anthony Yost Matt Swiderski chapter 39 Mediation and the challenge of fostering reconciliation in ethno-political disputes The case of Guyana / Perry Mars Frederic Pearson Marie Olson Lounsbery chapter 40 Mediating in the shadow of conflict United States Special Operations Forces in unconventional warfare / Christian Ramthun Raffi Mnatzakanian Patrick James Christian chapter 41 Religion and mediation Strange bedfellows or natural allies? / S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana chapter 42 Mediating peacebuilding in protracted conflicts An interactive design framework / Benjamin J. Broome.