A History of Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Story of a Political, Social, and Cultural Movement
DescriptionA History of Alternative Dispute Resolution offers a comprehensive review of the various types of peaceful practices for resolving conflicts. Written by Jerome Barrett—a longtime practitioner, innovator, and leading historian in the field of ADR—and his son Joseph Barrett, this volume traces the evolution of the ADR process and offers an overview of the precursors to ADR, including negotiation, arbitration, and mediation. The authors explore the colorful beginnings of ADR using illustrative examples from prehistoric Shaman through the European Law Merchant. In addition, the book offers the historical context for the use of ADR in the arenas of diplomacy and business.
William J. Usery
List of Acronyms xxi
ADR Timeline xxv
1. The Roots of ADR: The Deciding Stone to the European Law Merchant 1
2. Diplomatic ADR: Akhenaton to Woodrow Wilson 19
3. ADR Comes to America: The Precolonial Period to the Ten-Hour Day 41
4. The Civil War: The Limits and the Promise of ADR 55
5. Commercial and Business ADR: The Phoenicians to the American Arbitration Association 69
6. Employee and Union Struggles: Reconstruction to the Coal Wars 85
7. Trains and a World War: Pulling ADR into the Twentieth Century 97
8. Labor-Management ADR, 1920–1945: Bust and Boom 111
9. After the War: Taft-Hartley to the Steel Trilogy 125
10. Branching Out: ADR in the 1960s 141
11. New Rights and New Forms: ADR in the 1970s 159
12. Outside the Federal Realm: New Groups Pick Up the ADR Torch 177
13. Crisis and Rebirth: Labor-Management ADR in the 1980s 191
14. The Era of Win-Win: Nonlabor ADR Becomes a Force of Its Own 209
15. The Great Expansion: ADR in the 1990s 239
16. ADR and the Twenty-First Century: Threats and Hopes 259
About the Authors 283
- Offers a fascinating and inspiring history and summarizes the major social, political, and legal developments in the United States.
- Includes a wealth of personal stories about the leaders in the ADR movement.
- Editor is an international expert in the field of ADR.