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Collaborating: Finding Common Ground for Multiparty Problems

ISBN: 978-1-55542-159-5
358 pages
June 1989, Jossey-Bass
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Veteran mediator Barbara Gray presents an innovative approach to successfully mediating multi-party disputes. A superb resource for managers, public officials and others working to solve complex problems such as labor disputes, disposal of toxic wastes, racial integration, and the use of biotechnology.
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Tables and Figures.

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

The Author.

THE NEED FOR COLLABORATION.

Collaboration: The Constructive Management of Differences.

The Impetus to Collaborate.

THE DYNAMICS OF COLLABORATION.

The Collaborative Process.

Turning Conflict into Collaboration: A Case Study.

Understanding the Political Dynamics of Collaboration.

Coping with Power and Politics: A Case Study.

Fostering Collaborative Outcomes: A Mediator's Role.

DESIGNS FOR COLLABORATION.

Collaborative Designs for Solving Shared Problems.

Collaborative Designs for Resolving Conflicts.

TOWARD A COLLABORATIVE WORLD.

Developing a Theory for Collaboration.

Overcoming Obstacles to Successful Collaboration.

Future Challenges for the Collaborative Process.

References.

Index.
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