Conflict Resolution in Asia: Mediation and Other Cultural Models - Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Asia (Hardback)Stephanie P. Stobbe (editor), Paul Redekop (foreword), Nadja Alexander (author of contributions), Dale, Ph.D Bagshaw (author of contributions), Bruce E. Barnes (author of contributions), Charles W. Crumpton (author of contributions), Joel Lee (author of contributions), Eko Yi Liao (author of contributions), Federico V. Magdalena (author of contributions), Geetha Ravindra (author of contributions)
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Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 608 g
Dimensions: 238 x 157 x 28 mm
This collection is a very welcome addition to the literature on conflict resolution. With careful description and thoughtful analysis of material drawn from nine Asian societies, Stephanie P. Stobbe and her contributors demonstrate the diversity of approaches to managing conflict in this huge region, some indigenous and some not. The many strengths of this volume include its grounding in local realities, hence making clear that introduced Western methods often fit local Asian contexts very badly. This is not merely a result of imposing insufficiently tweaked processes and rules, but rather a failure to recognize the cultural assumptions inevitably built into all methods of conflict management. All those interested in conflict resolution theory and/or practice should find this very interesting book highly rewarding. -- Peter Black, George Mason University
Conflict Resolution in Asia: Mediation and Other Cultural Models provides valuable insights into building peace and practicing non-colonial problem solving in the diverse continent of Asia from indigenous perspectives. It furthers multilateral understanding and appreciation for sustainability of grassroots mediation and innovative ADR. -- Honggang Yang, Nova Southeastern University
As former US Ambassador to Azerbaijan and Bosnia and Herzegovina, I have been involved for several decades in mediation and conflict resolution efforts developed in a Western context. Where mediation has not succeeded, failure to understand traditional conflict resolution processes in these societies is an important element. This volume offers an opportunity to learn lessons from Asia where the rich cultural and historical context provides a different framework for understanding the role of mediation in conflict resolution. Only by learning lessons in both a Western and Asian context can we develop new mediation approaches to resolve conflicts in the twenty-first century. -- Richard D. Kauzlarich, George Mason University
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