I am in the process of reading 3 books which I plan to do book reviews of which are:
#Book 1 -Eileen Caroll and Karl Mackie have written International Mediation - The Art of Business Diplomacy. Both are well known in the field of mediation and are heavily involved with CEDR which is one of the leading non profit organisations connected with dispute resolution.
The book describes itself as being a work which reveals the power of the extraordinary resolution tool of mediation. Drawing on more than a decade of successfully mediated international disputes, the authors explain how to use mediation in an international setting and how to get the best from the process. They provide examples of international disputes that have been resolved using mediation, often in as little as two days. This book answers questions about international mediation, including: How does it work? What are the limitations? What skills are required? How long will it take? What will it cost? How are the outcomes enforced? More than any theory, the case histories and practical guidance in this book should demonstrate why international business dispute mediation works
#Book 2 is Butterworths Mediators on Mediation. This includes a contribution from Carroll and Mackie and has a number of other leading mediators involved as well in formulating the book. There are a whopping 22 chapters - Though there is a UK bias, it includes chapters relating to mediating in the USA and Continental Europe.
This looks like being the most comprehensive of the three books.
#Book 3 - How To Make Money as a Mediator - Jeffrey Krivis and Naomi Lucks. It describes itself as an invaluable and inspirational resource filled with practical, proven, and down-to-earth information on how you can develop a satisfying and lucrative career as a mediator, no matter what your area of interest—labour and employment mediation, intellectual property, environment, personal injury, family and divorce, contract, securities, or international peacekeeping.
Authors Jeffrey Krivis and Naomi Lucks recruited top mediators to give readers a behind-the-scenes look at how they achieved success in this highly competitive profession.
I have previously reviewed Krivis's work when I looked at his excellent book, Improvisional Negotiation which was one of my best books of 2006.