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Mediation in the Asia-Pacific Region : Transforming Conflicts and Building Peace - Dale Bagshaw

Mediation in the Asia-Pacific Region

Transforming Conflicts and Building Peace

By: Dale Bagshaw (Editor), Elisabeth Porter (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 2013
ISBN: 9780415849517
Number Of Pages: 240

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This book examines mediation in connection with peacebuilding in the Asia-Pacific region, providing practical examples which either highlight the weaknesses within certain mediation approaches or demonstrate best-practice.

The authors explore the extent to which current ideas and practices of mediation in the Asia-Pacific region are dominated by Western understandings and critically challenge the appropriateness of such thinking. Featuring a range of case studies on Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, this book has three main aims:

  • To challenge dominant Western practices and ways of thinking on mediation that currently are being imposed in the Asia-Pacific region;
  • To develop culturally-fluent and socially just mediation alternatives that build upon local, traditional or religious approaches;
  • To situate mediation within ideas and practices on peacebuilding.

Making a unique contribution to peace and conflict studies literature by explicitly linking mediation and peacebuilding practices, this book is a vital text for students and scholars in these fields.

List of Contributors Foreword Abbreviations Introduction - Elisabeth Porter and Dale Bagshaw Part I: Reconsidering Mediation, Peacebuilding and Culture 1. Challenging Western constructs of mediation - Dale Bagshaw 2. Peacebuilding: women peaceworkers - Elisabeth Porter and Danielle Every 3. Speaking across difference: Native Title mediation and peacebuilding in Australia - Toni Bauman Part II: Building Peace in the Asia-Pacific Region: Pacific Islands 4. Mediation of public policy disputes in Fiji Islands - Graham Hassall 5. A few more arrows: strengthening mediative capacity in Vanuatu - Polly Walker and Chief Selwyn Garu 6. Creative peacebuilding: experiences from Bougainville - Alan Campbell Part III: Building Peace in the Asia-Pacific Region: Asia 7. Mediation of marital disputes in Muslim families in Malaysia - Dale Bagshaw 8. Transforming conflict and building peace in Cambodia - Damien Coghlan 9. Transforming conflict in international projects in Vietnam - Wendy Poussard 10. Listening with the ear, eye and heart: conflict transformation in China - Diane Bretherton and Han Zhaoying 11. Mediating contemporary, severe multicultural and religious conflicts in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand - Bruce Barnes and Fatahillah Abdul Syukur

ISBN: 9780415849517
ISBN-10: 0415849519
Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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