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NCJ Number: 157556 Find in a Library
Title: Many Ways of Mediation: The Transformation of Traditions, Ideologies, Paradigms, and Practices
Journal: Negotiation Journal  Volume:11  Issue:3  Dated:(July 1995)  Pages:217-242
Author(s): C Menkel-Meadow
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 26
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In a relatively brief period of time, mediation has evolved from an innovative challenge to conventional methods of decisionmaking and dispute resolution to a more professionalized and institutionalized practice.
Abstract: Several key issues are involved in the mediation process: (1) paradigms, ideologies, and philosophies that inform the practice of mediation; (2) whether mediation can be used to transform individuals, organizations, systems, and society at large; (3) how different environments in which mediation occurs have transformed or shaped mediation practices; (4) core contributions the field of mediation has made to human problem- solving; (5) concrete techniques and skills that can be learned from experienced mediation practitioners; and (6) differences in mediation philosophies and practices. A detailed discussion of how mediation works is presented, and innovative mediation techniques and models are described. The transformative nature of mediation is considered, particularly with respect to dispute settlement. 29 references and 9 notes
Main Term(s): Mediation
Index Term(s): Dispute resolution; Mediation training
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