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Mediating throughout Difference relies on a primary premise: to deal safely with conflict―and relatively with clash stemming from cultural and different differences―requires real openness to assorted cultural practices and discussion among other ways of realizing and being. both crucial is a shift clear of realizing cultural distinction as an inevitable resource of clash, and the improvement of a extra severe perspective towards formerly under-examined Western assumptions approximately clash and its resolution.

To handle the resultant demanding situations, this booklet introduces and explores many of the wealthy insights into clash solution emanating from Asia and Oceania. even supposing usually missed, those neighborhood traditions supply quite a number precious methods of considering and working with distinction and clash in a globalizing global. To carry those traditions into trade with mainstream Western clash solution, the editors current the result of collaborative paintings among skilled students and culturally an expert practitioners from quite a few elements of Asia and Oceania. the result's a chain of interventions that problem traditional Western notions of clash solution and supply teachers, coverage makers, diplomats, mediators, and native clash employees with new probabilities to technique, hinder, and get to the bottom of conflict.

Contributors: Roland Bleiker; Volker Boege; Morgan Brigg; Stephen Chan; Frans de Jalong, Sr.; Lorraine Garasu; Mary Graham; Hoang Young-ju; Carwyn Jones; pleasure Kere; Debra McDougall; Norifumi Namatame; Chengxin Pan; Oliver Richmond; Deborah chicken Rose; Muhadi Sugiono; Tarja Väyrynen; Polly O. Walker; Jacqueline Wasilewski.

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