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Moving toward a just peace : the mediation continuum

Jan M. Fritz (Editor)
Mediation, the facilitated discussion of disputes and conflicts, is a flexible approach that can be used at all levels of intervention to move us toward a global peace that is both inclusive and fair. This volume, edited by Jan Marie Fritz, brings together mediators, scholar-practitioners, and a veteran diplomat to discuss the life and times of mediation in very different settings. The 14 chapters include three essays about culture, creativity, and models/theories/approaches. And there are ten chapters about practice: community mediation, mediation by police, special education mediation; interventions on behalf of widows in Nigeria; capacity-building work in Burundi; mediation in Israel; the creative facilitation of meetings; community conferencing; UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Women and Peace and Security) and the role of civil society organizations in peacebuilding. This volume discusses the expanding roles - from prevention through societal transformation - assumed by mediators and the urgent need for mediators working at different intervention levels to learn from each other. This volume is a must read for scholars, researchers, policymakers, civil society representatives and practitioners with interests in effective dispute and conflict intervention. It particularly is recommended for those managing dispute and conflict intervention processes
eBook, English, 2014
Springer, Dordrecht, 2014
1 online resource (xviii, 353 pages) : illustrations (some color)
9789400728851, 9789400728844, 9400728859, 9400728840
Printed edition:
Chapter 1: Introduction; Jan Marie Fritz
Chapter 2: Cultural Considerations; Jan Marie Fritz
Chapter 3: Creativity; Jan Marie Fritz
Chapter 4: Models, Theories, and Approaches; Jan Marie Fritz
Chapter 5: Community Mediation in the United States; Cheryl Cutrona
Chapter 6: Police and Mediation: Natural, Unimaginable, or Both; Maria Volpe
Chapter 7: Intervening in Special Education Cases; Jan Marie Fritz
Chapter 8: Problem-Solving Mediation in Israel; Ariella Vraneski
Chapter 9: The Art of Facilitation; Jan Marie Fritz. Chapter 10: Conflict Intervention on Behalf of Widows: Notes from Egunu State in Nigeria; Eleanor Ann Nwadinobi
Chapter 11: Promoting Positive Peace One Block at a Time: Lessons from Innovative Community Conferencing Programs; Lauren Abramson and David B. Moore
Chapter 12: Capacity Building in Conflict Management on a Community Level: The Case of Burundi; Jenny Theron Kervarrec and Jerome Sachane
Chapter 13: NSCR 1325, Inclusive Peacebuilding and Countries in Transition; Jan Marie Fritz
Chapter 14: The Role and Effectiveness of Non-Governmental Third Parties in Peacekeeping; Diana Chigas
Appendix 1: Map of Africa (highlighting locations in Nigeria, Burundi, South Africa)
Appendix 2: Radio Script (Nigeria)
Appendix 3: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Appendix 4: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (Women and Peace and Security)