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Constructive Conflict Management
Asia-Pacific Cases

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

October 2012 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How did environmental groups and a multinational company agree to halt logging operations in a Korean old-growth forest? How did the families of a Muslim woman and a Hindu man resolve a crisis in the couple's relationship? How did the government of China manage a copyright infringement case between a Japanese company and a Chinese business? Different cultures use a wide range of styles in managing conflict. Using cases drawn from the Asian and Pacific Island area, this unique volume examines how conflict within and between cultures can be successfully mediated on the micro (businesses and individuals) level and how this success can be applied to the macro (government and nongovernment organizations) level. The editors present models for conflict management in a cultural context and apply those models to 24 wide-ranging cases. The cases cover a variety of conflict types: regional/cultural, nuclear family, extended family, land and environmental, neighborhood disputes, and those involving indigenous peoples. The cases can be used for analysis and study individually or collectively to help develop models for dispute resolution in the Asia-Pacific region and to demonstrate the global relationships among culture, conflict, and dispute resolution. The book reveals how culture can provide a positive resource, rather than a barrier, for the mediation of multicultural conflict. Professional mediators, managers working in Asia-Pacific multicultural settings, family counselors, consultants, and students of conflict resolution, mediation, cross-cultural relations, psychology, and communication will find this book a useful perspective on understanding culture's role in conflict mediation.

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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