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Mediating Dangerously

Mediating Dangerously

Author: Kenneth Cloke
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Sometimes it's necessary to push beyond the usual limits of the mediation process to achieve deeper and more lasting change. "Mediating Dangerously" shows how to reach beyond technical and traditional intervention to the outer edges and dark places of dispute resolution, where risk taking is essential and fundamental change is the desired result. It means opening wounds and looking beneath the surface, challenging comfortable assumptions, and exploring dangerous issues such as dishonesty, denial, apathy, domestic violence, grief, war, and slavery in order to reach a deeper level of transformational change. "Mediating Dangerously" shows conflict resolution professionals how to advance beyond the traditional steps, procedures, and techniques of mediation to unveil its invisible heart and soul and to reveal the subtle and sensitive engine that drives the process of personal and organizational transformation. This book is a major new contribution to the literature of conflict resolution that will inspire and educate professionals in the field for years to come.


"Mediating Dangerously is, as all of Cloke's books, a book to buy." (The Texas Mediator, January 2002) "Cloke writes with passion..." (Dispute Resolution Journal, October 2002)

Author description

KENNETH CLOKE director of the Center for Dispute Resolution in Santa Monica, California, has been a mediator, arbitrator, university professor, judge, counselor, coach, consultant, trainer, and designer of resolutions systems for over thirty years. He is the author of several books, including Resolving Conflicts at Work and Resolving Personal and Organizational Conflict (both with Joan Goldsmith, Jossey--Bass, 2000).

Table of contents

THE INNER FRONTIERS. The Dangers of Mediation. Suppression, Settlement, and Resolution. Honesty and Empathy: Speaking the Unspeakable. When Helping Becomes a Hindrance. Exploring the Conflicts Within Ourselves. Fear, Apathy, Insanity, and Dishonesty. Dismantling the Desire for Revenge. The Magic of Forgiveness. The Significance of Spirit. Conflict as a Spiritual Path. THE OUTER FRONTIERS. Mediating Fascism and Oppressive Relationships. Power, Rights, and Interests. Creating Responsible Communities. What's Better Than the Rule of Law. Shifting from Debate to Dialogue. Improving the Way We Fight. Transforming the System. The Politics of Conflict. Conflict Resolution Systems Design and the United Nations. Where Inner and Outer Frontiers Meet.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780787953560
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : April 2001
  • : 237mm X 161mm X 24mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 658.4053
  • : 272
  • : Kenneth Cloke