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“Mediating Neighborhood Conflict: Conceptual and Strategic Considerations.”

Mika, Harry
June 4, 2015

Source: (1987) Negotiation Journal 3(4):397-410.

This article outlines selected characteristics of neighborhood cases and conflict and draws implications for the organization and practice of neighborhood dispute resolution in Dallas, Tex. The article first discusses ‘fictions’ regarding community, neighborhoods, conflict resolution, and order and disorder which impinge on the organization and practice of conflict and conflict resolution in neighborhoods. The profile of neighborhood cases focuses on multiparty disputes; violence; racial, ethnic, or religious conflict; protracted trouble; and public intervention and remedies In drawing implications for the organization and practice of neighborhood dispute resolution, the article addresses dispute resolution, the targeting of neighborhood dispute resolution, incremental reconciliation in protracted conflict, interagency strategies, and proactive interventions.


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