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Constructive Conflict Management
Asia-Pacific Cases

Edited by:
  • Fred E. Jandt - California State University, San Bernardino (Retired)
  • Paul B. Pedersen - Syracuse University (Emeritus); University of Hawaii (Visiting)


May 1996 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Styles of conflict management vary across cultures. This unique volume uses cases drawn from the Asian and Pacific Island area to illustrate culture's role in conflict mediation. The contributors focus in particular on how conflict within and between cultures can be successfully mediated on the micro-level (businesses and individuals) and how this success can be applied on the macro-level (government and organizations).

The cases examined in Constructive Conflict Management cover a variety of conflict types including: regional/cultural; nuclear and extended family; environmental; and neighbourhood disputes. The book reveals that, rather than a barrier, culture can prove to be a positive resource for the mediation of multicultural conflict.

Kevin P Clements, Gordon Hein, Johan Saravanamuttu
Forewords
 
INTRODUCTION
Paul B Pederson and Fred E Jandt
Culturally Contextual Models for Creative Conflict Management
 
PART ONE: THE REGIONAL/CULTURAL CONTEXT
Wan Halim Othman
Community Mediation in Malaysia
A Pilot Program for the Department of National Unity  
Shir-Shing Huang
The Reconciliation System of the Republic of China
Maraya de Jesus Chebat
The Moral Recovery Program as a Political Tool for Social Transformation in the Philippines
 
PART TWO: NUCLEAR FAMILY CONFLICT
Michelle LeBaron
Culture and Conflict in Canada
Tradition and Transition  
Madaripur Legal Aid Association
Nabin and Nasima
A Clash of Hindu and Muslim Communities  
Madaripur Legal Aid Association
Khukumoni and Masud
Living Happily Now  
Madaripur Legal Aid Association
Rawshan Ara
The Victim of Polygamy  
 
PART THREE: EXTENDED FAMILY CONFLICT
Xue Wang
Conflict over the Role of Women in Contemporary China
Prospects for Liberation and Resolution  
Julie Forster Smith
The Effects of Tribal Wars on Personal and Family Disputes in Papua New Guinea
Ariya Rubasinghe
Mediation, an Effective Way of Conflict Resolution
Sri Lanka Experience  
 
PART FOUR: LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT
Madaripur Legal Aid Association
Ishaq Gets Back Land after 40 Years
Chalidaporn Songsamphan
Vendetta and Buddhist Mediator in Southern Thailand
Jae Hyun Yoo
Tiger Saves Taiga
Saving the Siberian Ecosystem from Hyundai's Logging Operations  
Gurmit Singh
Toxic Waste Management in Malaysia
Masaki Yokoyama
The Dumping of Industrial Waste in Teshima, Japan
 
PART FIVE: BUSINESS CONFLICTS
Gauri Pradhan
Child Labor in Nepal's Carpet Industries
Nacha Worawatanamateekul
Arbitration in Thailand
Lu Guojiang
China and Japan Dispute Copyright of `Ultraman' Toys
 
PART SIX: NEIGHBORHOOD DISPUTES
Lu Guojiang
Han and Hui and a Shared Cooking Stove
Lu Guojiang
Citizens' Right to Their Reputation
Jagadish C Pokharel
Manakamana Village's Demand for Drinking Water
 
PART SEVEN: CONFLICTS INVOLVING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Pauline Tangiora
An Indigenous Perspective on an Aspect of Reconciliation
Eduardo C Tadem
Philippine Rural Development and Indigenous Communities
Aytas and the Sacobia Project  
Jayadeva Uyangoda
Recent Attempt at Ethnic Conflict Resolution in Sri Lanka
 
CONCLUSION
Fred E Jandt and Paul B Pedersen
The Cultural Context of Mediation and Constructive Conflict Management

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