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Developing the Craft of Mediation: Reflections on Theory and Practice

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ISBN13: 9781843103233
Published: March 2007
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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The modern emergence of mediation represents the new and evolving application of an ancient and universal approach to settling quarrels. Mediation is now an established method of dispute resolution across a wide range of professional, workplace and social situations including the family, community, commercial, organisational, employment, environmental and international arenas. It is increasingly being applied to new legal, care and health sectors such as child abduction, child protection, housing and medical negligence. This book draws uniquely on the concrete knowledge and practice experience of leading mediators to inform contemporary debates and challenges. These practitioners reflect on the excitement, complexity, difficulty and satisfaction of their work as well as on the differences and commonalities within and across diverse fields of mediation practice. The book explores individual qualities and approaches, styles and models of practice, institutional frameworks and personal ideologies. "Developing the Craft of Mediation" is an essential aid for any mediator, and for other professionals wanting to enhance their understanding of the theory and practice of mediation.

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Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Part 1: The Mediator.
3.The Personal Qualities of the Mediator.
4.Attitudes to Conflict.
Part 2: Mediation.
5.The Nature and Purpose of Mediation.
6.The Principles of Mediation.
7.Theory and Practice.
Part 3: The Task.
8.Practice Experience - Styles and Models.
9.Major Problems of Practice.
Part 4: Conclusion.
10.The Craft of the Mediator. Appendices. References. Subject index. Author index.