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Staying with Conflict: A Strategic Approach to Ongoing Disputes

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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 con ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published January 28th 2009 by Jossey-Bass (first published 2009)
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Charlotte
Sep 13, 2011 Charlotte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I like to read mediation books rather slowly, a chapter at a time, trying to apply what I'm learning as I go. This most recently completedis one that has had and will have a great impact on my attitude about what I do as a mediator. Bernie Mayer (and I'll take the liberty of shortening his name as he is a fellow Nebraskan that I have heard speak) begins by claiming that the thought that mediation can resolve all conflict is not realistic, because conflict is part of what defines who we are--poin ...more
Stela
Great book on conflict!

While most books focus on conflict resolution and reaching an agreement (as soon as possible), this book focuses on the though and often hidden and underestimated challenge of handling an ongoing conflict, and takes a strategic approach to solving long-term conflicts.



Scott Harris
Feb 16, 2013 Scott Harris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mayer helpfully points out in this collection the hard reality that all conflict is not as resolvable as is often portrayed in conflict resolution writings. In fact, his approach outlines a fairly reasonable perspective for facing ongoing conflict, managing the emotions and interactions that are central to it and mitigating the risks associated with letting it get carried. This book fills a much needed space in the conflict resolution spectrum.
Sarah
Feb 21, 2010 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I read this for my conflict class, but it was so interesting I would have kept reading even if I weren't in the class. Interesting insights into the nature of conflict, power and narratives.
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