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The PowerPoint program “Sharpening your ECR Bookmarks” was produced for the Research Triangle Universities Symposium on Environmental Conflict Resolution, held February 10, 2006, in Raleigh. The PDF version of same is available for download with this request: 1. Please notify of use or revision of the material; 2) Please give credit as appropriate when using or adapting this material.

School of Government Publications Related to Public Dispute Resolution and Public Participation

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 Civic Technology and Public Engagement

Other Related Publications

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  • Acceptance of Mediation Initiatives: A PreliminaryFramework, John B. Stephens, in New Approachesto International Mediation, edited by C.R. Mitchell and K. Webb, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1988, pp. 52 – 73.
  • Book Review: Public Participation in Public Decisions: New Skills and Strategies for Public Managers, by John Clayton Thomas, John B. Stephens, ParticipationQuarterly, Alexandria, VA: International Association for Public Participation, First Quarter, 1998, pp. 14, 17.
  • Conflicts over Homosexuality in the United Methodist Church: Testing Theories of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, John B. Stephens, University of MichiganMicroforms, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, July 1997, 396 pp.
  • The Ethics of Environmental Mediation, John B. Stephens with E. Franklin Dukes and William O. Stephens, in Environmental Mediation: Theory and Practice, edited by J. Walton Blackburn and Willa Marie Bruce, Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 1995, pp. 167 – 184.
  • Frameworks for Interpreting Conflict: A Handbook for Journalists, Richard E Rubeinstein, E. Franklin Dukes, John B. Stephens, and Johannes Botes, Fairfax, VA: George Mason University, 1994, 85 pages.
  • ‘Gender Conflict’: Connecting Feminist Theory and Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice, John B. Stephens, in Conflict and Gender, edited by Anita Taylor and Judi Beinstein Miller, Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, Inc., 1994, pp. 217 – 235.
  • Liberal-Conservative Dialogue in the UnitedMethodist Church, John B. Stephens, Conflict Resolution Notes, Vol. 15, No. 3, Pittsburgh, PA: Conflict Resolution Center International, January 1998, pp. 23 – 24.
  • Mediation of Budget Disputes between School Boards and County Commissioners, Dispute Resolution, Vol. 5, No. 4, Cary, North Carolina: North Carolina Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, June 1998, pp. 1 – 6.
  • Perspectives on Public Participation, John B. Stephens, National Civic Review, Vol. 87, No. 3, Washington, D.C.: National Civic League, Fall 1998, pp. 273 – 280.
  • Public Dispute Resolvers Lack Consensus on ‘Consensus’, John B. Stephens, SPIDR News, Vol. 22, No. 2, Washington, D.C.: Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, Spring 1998, pp. 1, 3, 5.
  • When Boards Clash, Mediation Can Help, County Lines, Vol. 24, No. 11, Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, June 10, 1998, pp. 1, 6 – 7.

Mentoring Graduate Students


A Partnership Paradigm: A Case Study in Research Assistant and Faculty Interaction, Meredith Miller and John B. Stephens, Journalof Staff, Professional and Organization Development, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 111 – 119.

Selected Web Sites

General mediation/dispute resolution information

State-level dispute resolution and consensus-building:

Community-level dispute resolution and consensus-building

Federal government dispute resolution:

General bibliogrphy on dispute resolution:

Environmental dispute resolution:

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