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Written from the mediator's point of view, Taming Intractable Conflicts lays out the steps involved in tackling the most stubborn of conflicts. It first puts mediation in a larger context, exploring why mediators choose or decline to become involved, what happens when they get involved for the wrong reasons, and the impact of the mediator's institutional and political environment. It then discusses best mediation tradecraft at different stages: at the beginning of the engagement, when the going gets very rough, during the settlement negotiations, and in the post-settlement implementation stage.
Forceful, concise, and highly readable, Taming Intractable Conflicts serves not only as a hands–on guide for would-be mediators but also as a powerful argument for students of conflict management that intractable conflicts are not beyond the reach of mediation.
|1||Introduction : mediation and intractable conflicts||3|
|2||When powerful states mediate : motives and results||21|
|3||Out of sight, out of mind : the fate of forgotten conflicts||45|
|4||The mediator's environment||73|
|5||Building a negotiating strategy||93|
|6||Hanging on, hunkering down, and bailing out||119|
|7||Recipes for securing the settlement||149|
|8||Making a settlement stick||165|
|9||Conclusion : learning to mediate||185|