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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.
Table of Contents
Foreword (William J. Usery).
List of Acronyms.
1. The Roots of ADR: The Deciding Stone to the European Law Merchant.
2. Diplomatic ADR: Akhenaton to Woodrow Wilson.
3. ADR Comes to America: The Precolonial Period to the Ten-Hour Day.
4. The Civil War: The Limits and the Promise of ADR.
5. Commercial and Business ADR: The Phoenicians to the American Arbitration Association.
6. Employee and Union Struggles: Reconstruction to the Coal Wars.
7. Trains and a World War: Pulling ADR into the Twentieth Century.
8. Labor-Management ADR, 1920–1945: Bust and Boom.
9. After the War: Taft-Hartley to the Steel Trilogy.
10. Branching Out: ADR in the 1960s.
11. New Rights and New Forms: ADR in the 1970s.
12. Outside the Federal Realm: New Groups Pick Up the ADR Torch.
13. Crisis and Rebirth: Labor-Management ADR in the 1980s.
14. The Era of Win-Win: Nonlabor ADR Becomes a Force of Its Own.
15. The Great Expansion: ADR in the 1990s.
16. ADR and the Twenty-First Century: Threats and Hopes.
About the Authors.
About the Author
Jerome T. Barrett–historian, writer, arbitrator, trainer, and mediator–writes a history column for ACResolution quarterly magazine and has served as historian of SPIDR and FMCS.
Joseph P. Barrett is a senior special writer for Page One at the Wall Street Journal.