Source: (2004) Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

In the last twenty years, there has been a growing interest in alternative dispute reolution (ADR), as scholars and practitioners seek more effective, context-sensitive approaches to conflict. Where formerly conflict was tackled and resolved in formal legal settings and with an adversarial spirit, more conciliatory approaches – negotiation, mediation, problem-solving and arbitration – are now gaining favour. These new methods are proving especially appropriate in intercultural contexts, particularly for Aboriginal land claims, self-government, and community-based disputes. The essays collected he by Catherine Bell and David Kahane provide a balanced view of ADR, exploring opportunities and effectiveness alongside its challenges and limits. The essays are international in scope, with examples of efforts at dispute resolution involving Inuit and Artic peoples, Dene, Gitzsan, and Wet’suwet’en, Tsuu T’ina, Cree, Metis, Navajo, Maori, Aboriginal Australians, and Torres Straight Islanders. (publisher’s description)