Common Ground on Hostile Turf (Hardcover)
Stories from an Environmental Mediator
Island Press, 9781610914109, 216pp.
Publication Date: July 16, 2013
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Moore has worked on wide-ranging issues—from radioactive waste storage to loss of traditional grazing lands. More importantly, she has worked with diverse groups and individuals: ranchers, environmental activists, government agencies, corporations, tribal groups, and many more. After decades spent at the negotiating table, she has learned that a case does not turn on facts, legal merit, or moral superiority. It turns on people.
Through ten memorable stories, she shows how issues of culture, personality, history, and power affect negotiations. And she illustrates that equitable solutions depend on a healthy group dynamic. Both the mediator and opposing parties must be honest, vulnerable, open, and respectful. Easier said than done, but Moore proves that subtle shifts can break the logjam and reconcile even the most fiercely warring factions.
This book should be especially appealing to anyone concerned with environmental conflicts; and also to students in environmental studies, political science, and conflict resolution, and to academics and professionals in mediation and conflict resolution fields.
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Praise For Common Ground on Hostile Turf: Stories from an Environmental Mediator…
— High Country News
— Publishers Weekly
— Strategy and Business
— Santa Fe New Mexican
— New Mexico Mercury
— Charles Wilkinson, University of Colorado Law School
— Gail Bingham, President Emeritus, RESOLVE
— Larry Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, MIT, and founder, Consensus Building Institute
— ABQ Journal
— Reference & Research Book News
— San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review