Staying with Conflict: A Strategic Approach to Ongoing Disputes

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 28, 2009 - Law - 320 pages
Winner of the 2009 CPR Award for Outstanding Book

In this groundbreaking book, Bernard Mayer, a pioneer in the field of conflict resolution, offers a new paradigm for dealing with long-term disputes. Mayer explains that when dealing with enduring conflict, mediators and other conflict resolution specialists need to move past the idea of how quickly they can resolve the conflict. Instead, they should focus on how they can help people prepare to engage with an issue over time. Once their attention is directed away from a speedy resolution to a long-term approach, new avenues of intervention become apparent.

 

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Contents

Title Page
CHALLENGING OUR CONFLICT NARRATIVE
ConflictandEngagement THE ROLEOF CONFLICT IN PEOPLESLIVES THE SIXFACESOFCONFLICT
Escaping the Avoidance Trap
Working the Conflict Narrative
Communicating in Enduring Conflict
THE GUERRILLA COMMUNICATOR Chapter 6 UsingPower and Escalation POWER AND CONFLICT
AgreementsinOngoing Conflict
TakingaSustainable Approach toEnduring Conflict
ConflictSpecialists andEnduring Conflict CONFLICTRESOLUTION TRANSFORMATION
Epilogue
References
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THE AUTHOR

BERNARD MAYER, Ph.D., mediator, facilitator, trainer, and researcher, is a professor at the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Creighton University and a founding partner of CDR Associates, based in Boulder, Colorado. In addition, Mayer is the author of The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution and Beyond Neutrality.

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