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Developing the Craft of Mediation

Developing the Craft of Mediation

Reflections on Theory and Practice

Marian Roberts

Paperback: £19.99 / $36.95

2007, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-323-3, BIC 2: JKSN JKSN2 LNB

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Shortlisted for the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution's Awards for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2008 (category: publication or article).

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, working in a variety of fields, 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.