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Mediating Across Difference: Oceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Morgan Brigg and Roland Bleiker


This book is based on a fundamental premise: to deal adequately with conflict — and particularly with conflict stemming from cultural and other differences — requires genuine openness to different cultural practices and dialogue between different ways of knowing and being. Equally essential is a shift away from understanding cultural difference as an inevitable source of conflict, and the development of a more critical attitude toward previously under-examined Western assumptions about conflict and its resolution. To address the ensuing challenges, this book introduces and explores some of the ... More

Keywords: conflict, cultural difference, conflict resolution, Asia, Oceania, cultural practices, policy makers, diplomats, mediators

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780824834593
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834593.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Morgan Brigg, editor
University of Queensland

Roland Bleiker, editor

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Roland Bleiker and Morgan Brigg

I The Values and Limits of Western Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Chapter 1 Postcolonial Conflict Resolution

Morgan Brigg and Roland Bleiker

II Australian Aboriginal and Māori Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Chapter 4 Conflict Murri Way

Mary Graham, Morgan Brigg, and Polly O. Walker

III Melanesian Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Chapter 7 Christianity, Custom, and Law

Debra McDougall with Joy Kere

Chapter 8 Bougainville

Volker Boege and Sr. Lorraine Garasu

IV East Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Chapter 9 Crossing Borders

Frans deJalong and Muhadi Sugiono

Chapter 10 Mediating Difference in Uchi Space

Jacqueline Wasilewski and Norifumi Namatame

Chapter 12 Korean Sources of Conflict Resolution

Roland Bleiker and Hoang Young-ju


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