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Managing a Mediation Process

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Title: Managing a Mediation Process
País: USA
Idioma: English
Fuente: Fuente: US Institute of PeaceFuente: US Institute of Peace
Reseña: Mediation is an art form, incorporating intuition, subtlety, and vision.Yet it is also a craft with transferable tools, definable tasks, andmanagement challenges. The purpose of The Peacemaker’s Toolkit series isto help mediators learn from one another by distilling from their hardwonexperience useful lessons about the tools of their trade, the tasksthey must perform, and the challenges they must overcome. Eachhandbook in the series addresses a particular facet of the work ofmediating violent conflicts. Individually and collectively, these booksshould help mediators maintain a clear sense of strategic direction as theystrive to help make peace.The Peacemaker’s Toolkit is a project of the United States Institute ofPeace (USIP), which for twenty-five years has supported the work ofmediators through research, training, workshops, and publicationsdesigned to discover and disseminate the keys to effective mediation. TheInstitute—mandated by the U.S. Congress to help prevent, manage, andresolve international conflict through nonviolent means—has conceivedof The Peacemaker’s Toolkit as a way of combining its own accumulatedexpertise with that of other organizations active in the field of mediation.Most publications in the series are produced jointly by the Institute anda partner organization. All publications are carefully reviewed beforepublication by highly experienced mediators to ensure that the finalproduct will be a useful and reliable resource for practitioners.This handbook, the first in The Peacemaker’s Toolkit series, offers anoverview of the process of mediating interstate and intrastate conflicts.Each of its six chapters covers a different step in the process, identifyingwhat needs to be done at that step and how best to accomplish it. Thesteps are numbered and reflect the order in which various tasks are oftenbegun. It is important to note, however, that once begun, some steps maybe ongoing, overlapping with and outlasting other, later steps. ForMediation is an art form, incorporating intuition, subtlety, and vision. Yet it is also a craft with transferable tools, definable tasks, and management challenges. The purpose of The Peacemaker’s Toolkit series is to help mediators learn from one another by distilling from their hardwon experience useful lessons about the tools of their trade, the tasks they must perform, and the challenges they must overcome. Each handbook in the series addresses a particular facet of the work of mediating violent conflicts. Individually and collectively, these books should help mediators maintain a clear sense of strategic direction as they strive to help make peace.The Peacemaker’s Toolkit is a project of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), which for twenty-five years has supported the work of mediators through research, training, workshops, and publications designed to discover and disseminate the keys to effective mediation. The Institute—mandated by the U.S. Congress to help prevent, manage, and resolve international conflict through nonviolent means—has conceived of The Peacemaker’s Toolkit as a way of combining its own accumulated expertise with that of other organizations active in the field of mediation. Most publications in the series are produced jointly by the Institute and a partner organization. All publications are carefully reviewed before publication by highly experienced mediators to ensure that the final product will be a useful and reliable resource for practitioners.This handbook, the first in The Peacemaker’s Toolkit series, offers an overview of the process of mediating interstate and intrastate conflicts. Each of its six chapters covers a different step in the process, identifying what needs to be done at that step and how best to accomplish it. The steps are numbered and reflect the order in which various tasks are often begun. It is important to note, however, that once begun, some steps may be ongoing, overlapping with and outlasting other, later steps...


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