A History of Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Story of a Political, Social, and Cultural Movement

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 19, 2004 - Law - 320 pages
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A 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.
 

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Contents

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 TenHour 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 LaborManagement ADR 19201945 Bust and Boom
111
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 LaborManagement ADR in the 1980s
191
14 The Era of WinWin Nonlabor ADR Becomes a Force of Its Own
209
15 The Great Expansion ADR in the 1990s
239
16 ADR and the TwentyFirst Century Threats and Hopes
259
Bibliography
271
About the Authors
283

9 After the War TaftHartley to the Steel Trilogy
125
10 Branching Out ADR in the 1960s
141

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About the author (2004)

Jerome T. Barrett–historian, writer, arbitrator, trainer, and mediator–writes a history column for ACResolution quarterly magazine and has served as historian of SPIDR and FMCS.

Joseph P. Barrett is a senior special writer for Page One at the Wall Street Journal.

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