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Peace skills : a manual for community mediators

Author: Ronald S Kraybill; Alice F Evans; Robert A Evans
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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In a world increasingly filled with conflict, our standard approach to dealing with strife--sending in experts to mediate and keep the peace--is not working. But in recent years a simple and more  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald S Kraybill; Alice F Evans; Robert A Evans
ISBN: 0787947997 9780787947996
OCLC Number: 44933974
Description: xviii, 137 pages ; 28 cm
Contents: Thoughts About Peace and Transformation --
Assumptions About Conflict and the Role of Peacebuilders --
Assumptions About Conflict --
Conflict Transformation --
The Role of Peacebuilders --
Resources for Peacebuilders --
The Normality of Conflict --
A Variety of Approaches --
Understanding Conflict and the Role of Mediation --
Responses to Conflict --
Sources and Types of Conflict --
Approaches to Addressing Conflict --
The Limits of Mediation --
Justice and "Neutrality" --
Introduction to Mediation --
Mediation: A Tool for Empowering Others --
Mediation Versus Arbitration --
A Four-Stage Approach to Mediation --
A Mediation Tool Kit --
Before Mediation: Laying the Foundation --
Getting the Parties to the Table --
The Role of Co-Mediators --
Personal Preparation --
The Introduction Stage: Providing Safety --
Getting Off on the Right Foot --
What to Say: Introductory Comments --
Providing a Safe Place --
The Storytelling Stage: Offering Understanding --
Who Goes First? --
Understanding as the Primary Goal --
Questions and Statements --
Dealing with Interruptions --
Dealing with Provocative Statements --
Taking Notes and Listening for Issues --
Building on Safety and Understanding --
The Problem-Solving Stage: Building Joint Ownership --
Clarify the Issues --
Identify Common Concerns --
Select One Issue --
Focus on Interests --
Generate Options --
Evaluate and Choose Options --
Problem Solving as a Transformative Process --
Additional Tools for Problem Solving --
Tools for Defining Problems --
Tools for Breaking Impasse.
Responsibility: Ronald S. Kraybill with Alice Frazer Evans and Robert A. Evans.
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"This guide is packed with information.... Any skilled leader who takes the time to carefully study it can lead successful workshops." (Provident Bookfinder, 2/02)

 
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