Discover the most up-to-date findings on a range of mediation topics Sponsored by the Center for Negotiation and Conflict ResolutionIn eighteen original chapters, this book, sponsored by the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, examines the nature and effectiveness of mediation in a wide variety of disputes including divorce cases, neighborhood conflicts, international disputes, environmental conflicts, and labor negotiations. The authors explain how mediation works, look at the factors that determine whether mediation can be used to resolve a dispute, and identify the conditions under which it is most effective.
Author: Jacob Bercovitch
Release Date: 2011-01-05
This volume brings together some of the most significant papers on international conflict mediation by Professor Jacob Bercovitch, one of the leading scholars in the field. It has become common practice to note that mediation has been, and remains, one of the most important structures of dealing with and resolving social conflicts. Irrespective of the level of political or social organization, of their location in time and space, and of the political sophistication of a society, mediation has always been there to help deal with conflicts. As a method of conflict management, the practice of settling disputes through intermediaries has had a rich history in all cultures, both Western and non-Western. In some non-Western countries (especially in the Middle East and China) mediation has been the most important and enduring structure of conflict resolution. Jacob Bercovitch has been at the forefront of developments in international conflict mediation for more than 25 years, and is generally recognized as one of the most important scholars in the field. His theoretical and empirical analyses have come to define the parameters in the study of mediation. This volume will help scholars and practitioners trace the history of the field, its position today and its future and will be of much interest to all students of mediation, negotiation, conflict management, international security and international relations in general.
Author: Sai On Cheung
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering
There are three specific purposes of Construction Dispute Research. First, this volume aims to summarise studies on construction dispute. Second, apart from the theoretical constructs, where appropriate empirical tests are also included. This approach serves to go beyond the commonly used anecdotal approach for the subject matters. Third, it is the sincere hope of the authors that this book will help shaping research agenda of construction dispute. The studies are mostly framed from a management perspective drawing on methods and concepts in contract law, economics, psychology and management science. The book has twenty chapters that are arranged in four parts covering conceptualisation, avoidance, negotiation and mediation. Part 1 is devoted for dispute conceptualisation. A building is only as strong as its foundation. Thus it is no better start to study construction dispute by conceptualisation. The theme of Part 2 is dispute avoidance. The conventional wisdom of ‘prevention is better than cure’ seems can be applied to all problems. As far as construction dispute is concerned, equitable risk allocation and trust are the two most commonly accepted avoidance strategies. Part 3 focuses on negotiation that is the gateway to resolution as almost all disputes are negotiated first before the service of other mechanisms. Negotiation is sometimes described as an art because settlement may not be obtained solely from legal and rational approaches. Part 3 discusses the behavioral dimensions of construction dispute negotiation. Part 4 deals with Mediation- a form of assisted negotiation. Specially, the skill of the mediators in facilitating settlement, the interrelationships among dispute sources, mediator tactics and mediation outcomes are explored. The studies presented in Construction Dispute Research collectively demonstrate holistic approach in dispute management. Each chapter can be read as a study on its own. Practitioners will find the book a handy reference in dispute management and resolution. Students would find the book useful in explaining in details the causes of dispute, the processes to resolve them. The research design and empirical approaches are particularly useful to students in construction management, architectural, surveying and civil engineering programs.
Personnel Psychology (or Human Resource Management) examines individual differences and their consequences for the organization. Attention is paid to choice processes, abilities and capabilities, needs and need fulfilment, commitment, selection methods, career development, appraisal and training. The focus of personnel psychology is the satisfactory relationship between the employee and the organization, and takes in all the elements influencing this relationship ranging from the traditional area of personnel selection to recent considerations, such as conflict between client demands and government regulations, restriction of output, job evaluation practices, and industrial unrest.
Author: Eugene Weiner
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Release Date: 1998-01
Genre: Social Science
Addresses the question of how ethnic groups and nations can coexist with one another without sacrificing their own identities and values. The book offers both theoretical and practical resources for facilitating interethnic coexistence, and contains an appendix with a bibliography and a list of organizations sponsoring coexistence work.
Author: Stanley W. Sadava
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Release Date: 1997
This practical and contemporary book takes the methods and theories of social psychology into the real-life settings of today's society, including health, law, environment, business and the media. Drawing from the academic and practical experience of applied social psychologists who are experts in their fields, it conveys the excitement and potential of social psychology in our society by showing users firsthand how a social psychologist conducts a survey for a client, evaluates a social program, improves the communication skills of medical students, consults for the courts, designs a marketing campaign and a program to reduce pollution, and resolves conflicts in an organization. For social psychologists.
Conflicts associated with marital separation and divorce have, traditionally, been settled by lawyers through negotiations. Since 1980 in the United States, an increasing proportion of these conflicts have been settled or resolved through the process of marital-conflict mediation. Critics of mediation contend that the process fails to protect women from violent partners and that agreements neutralize the impact of gender-based power imbalances. Mediators argue that it is lawyers who are responsible for escalating conflict and that the legal process is costly and causes stressful delays in the separation process. The authors of this volume find that these arguments are ideologically driven and rarely supported by empirical