A History of Alternative Dispute Resolution
"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.