Category: Politics

Mediation is about Necessary Endings- Constructal Law author.

Mediation is about Necessary Endings- Constructal Law

Every ending is just a new beginning. We just don’t know it at the time.  Mediators inhabit this strange world...

By Greg Rooney
COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War author.

COVID Consequences: Slouching Toward Civil War

I.      Into the Fray   The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem....

By Peter Adler
Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Grande Lum, interviewed by Colin Rule author.

Mediate.com Great Reads Book Club – Grande Lum, interviewed by Colin Rule

Another episode from Mediate.com's Great Reads Book Club: Grade Lum talking about his book "America's Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service...

By Grande Lum, Colin Rule
Moving from Elder Frustration to Family Redemption: Book Review author.

Moving from Elder Frustration to Family Redemption: Book Review

Elder Frustration The term “elder frustration” is used to describe frustration that adult children, caregivers and sometimes professionals experience when...

By Nicole Lance, JD, CSA
Mediation and the Evolution of Democracy: Inventing Interest-Based Responses to Lying, Demagoguery, and Fascism author.

Mediation and the Evolution of Democracy: Inventing Interest-Based Responses to Lying, Demagoguery, and Fascism

“[I]t was impossible to have a proper grasp of humanitarianism, culture, and democracy if one endorsed [the Nazi] conception, or...

By Kenneth Cloke
Mediation and the Language and Culture of Politics author.

Mediation and the Language and Culture of Politics

“In our age there is no such thing as “keeping out of politics.”  All issues are political issues, and politics...

By Kenneth Cloke
Global Mediation Development: Developing Cultures of Mediation author.

Global Mediation Development: Developing Cultures of Mediation

Global Mediation Development: Developing Cultures of Mediation             Chair: Tara Ollapally Members: Obi-Farinde Morenike, Bruce...

By Tara Ollapally
10 Actions We Can Take to Turn Adversarial, Autocratic, Power-Based Political Conflicts into Collaborative, Democratic, Interest-Based Social Problem Solving author.

10 Actions We Can Take to Turn Adversarial, Autocratic, Power-Based Political Conflicts into Collaborative, Democratic, Interest-Based Social Problem Solving

We have taken democracy for granted, and allowed it to be undermined and chipped away by elected officials, for whom...

By Kenneth Cloke
The 2020 Elections, Mediation, and the Political Divide — What Next? author.

The 2020 Elections, Mediation, and the Political Divide — What Next?

“Our trust in the future has lost its innocence. We know now that anything can happen from one minute to...

By Kenneth Cloke
Healing and Civility –  What Mediation can Teach Us About Bridging Social Divides author.

Healing and Civility – What Mediation can Teach Us About Bridging Social Divides

First published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer (cleveland.com/opinion) on Dec. 11, 2020.Even after the election results are finalized and the...

By Robert Baruch Bush, Thomas Wahlrab
How Can American Democracy Survive its Latest Conflict? author.

How Can American Democracy Survive its Latest Conflict?

Reprinted from the article here.The world is watching one of the most divisive periods in American history. Right against left,...

By Sean Gander
How to Bring Civility to Political Arguments author.

How to Bring Civility to Political Arguments

Civility, respect, understanding, and the willingness to listen. These are core conversational virtues that are universally appreciated. What’s interesting is...

By Kwame Christian
Should a Mediator Make a Political Perspective Public? author.

Should a Mediator Make a Political Perspective Public?

Globally, as waves of nationalism and existentialism begin to unsettle democratic institutions, as ideologies driven by hatred conspire to digitally...

By A. J. Jawad, Jonathan Rodrigues
The Roots of Intolerance and Opposition to Compromise: The Effects of Absolutism on Political Attitudes author.

The Roots of Intolerance and Opposition to Compromise: The Effects of Absolutism on Political Attitudes

From Pollack Peacebuilding BlogBackground & Theory: Democracy allows for people of different beliefs to resolve their differences peacefully, often requiring...

By Noah Shaw
Tentative Teachings on Conflict from Trump’s Tumultuous Tenure in Office author.

Tentative Teachings on Conflict from Trump’s Tumultuous Tenure in Office

Originally published in the Wiley Online Library. The Tragedy of Social Learning When the Learning is Anti-Social It is always...

By Peter T. Coleman
Trump’s Approach to Conflict Resolution: Effect on Disputants and Neutrals author.

Trump’s Approach to Conflict Resolution: Effect on Disputants and Neutrals

Originally published in the Wiley Online Library. In Getting Disputes Resolved (Ury, Brett, and Goldberg 1988), we pointed out that...

By Stephen Goldberg
Conflict, Negotiation, and Public Policy Mediation in the Trump Era author.

Conflict, Negotiation, and Public Policy Mediation in the Trump Era

Originally published in the Wiley Online Library. Introduction The world of conflict, negotiation, and public policy mediation has markedly changed...

By Susan Podziba
What Have We Learned about Negotiation from Donald Trump? author.

What Have We Learned about Negotiation from Donald Trump?

Originally published in the Wiley Online Library.Trump’s Advice to Negotiators In his earlier career, Donald Trump was a successful builder...

By Dean Pruitt
Review Essay: Transactional Man: Teaching Negotiation Strategy in the Age of Trump author.

Review Essay: Transactional Man: Teaching Negotiation Strategy in the Age of Trump

Originally published in the Wiley Online Library.Review of Martin E. Latz. "The Real Trump Deal: An Eye-Opening Look at How...

By G. Richard Shell
The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Political Divide – Part 3 author.

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Political Divide – Part 3

Read the 2nd part in the series here:Disgust and fear are primary affects for the right, while a benign sense...

By Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama
Core Negotiation Skills: Tools for Resolving Complex Political Disputes and Other Seemingly Intractable Disputes author.

Core Negotiation Skills: Tools for Resolving Complex Political Disputes and Other Seemingly Intractable Disputes

The attempted negotiation concerning the government shutdown and border security is viewed by many as a tragedy of historic proportion,...

By Gregg Relyea
The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Political Divide – Part 2 author.

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Political Divide – Part 2

Part one available here: , the first part of the Fault Lines article Part three available here: , the third...

By Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama
The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Ideological Divide – Part 1 author.

The Fault Lines of the Contemporary Ideological Divide – Part 1

Read Part 2 here: Fault Lines article, Part 2. Part I. It is not difficult to discern that within and...

By Kenneth Rasmussen, Milan Slama
Ken Cloke Discusses Political Negotiation – Video author.

Ken Cloke Discusses Political Negotiation – Video

In the U. S. and around the world, we are mired in political conflicts that are filled with bitterness and...

By Kenneth Cloke
A Case of Bad Bargaining Practices author.

A Case of Bad Bargaining Practices

The President and Congress have engaged in bad bargaining practices. They have said and done things that create obstacles to...

By Joshua Javits
Dissing of Civil Discourse pt. 3 author.

Dissing of Civil Discourse pt. 3

From Accord3  Blog, organized with Peter Adler Review Part 1 and Part 2 hereInterestingly, since beginning of this series of...

By Dick Harris
Families Belong Together author.

Families Belong Together

From Joy Rosenthal's Blog.On June 30, I joined about 30,000 others in Foley Square in Manhattan to protest the detention...

By Joy Rosenthal
Morality and Mediation: Can We Reunite the Children? author.

Morality and Mediation: Can We Reunite the Children?

In April 2017, the U.S. Justice Department implemented a new “zero-tolerance” policy for the detention and arrest of undocumented immigrants....

By William Scott Harralson, J.D.
In Praise of a Trial author.

In Praise of a Trial

IndisputablyThe trial of Paul Manafort, which began on 7/31/18, is a good illustration of an important value of trials. A...

By John Lande
What Could be the Source of Modern Polarization? author.

What Could be the Source of Modern Polarization?

From Accord3  Blog, organized with Peter Adler Everyone’s talking polarization these days. Everyone’s talking the divide, the deep chasm between...

By Tim Hicks

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