- Max Lucado
These references supplement the Knowledge Base Essay, Compromise.
Additional Explanations of the Underlying Concepts:
Online (Web) Sources
"Does Mediation Mean Compromise?." Mediation Works ,
Available at: http://www.medi8works.com/articles.htm
This article discusses the differences between the concepts of mediation and compromise.
Price, J.D. Marty. "Mediated Civil Compromise - A Tool for Restorative Justice." , 1900
Available at: http://www.vorp.com/articles/civil.html
This article describes the benefits of criminal mediation programs, especially restitution versus retribution programs.
Offline (Print) Sources
Illsley, Elizabeth Robin. "Community Standards: A Hands-on Approach to their Implementation in Residence Halls." DAI 61:06A, 2000.
Community standards are agreements made by college students living on each floor of a residence hall identifying how they will relate to and treat each other. It is a process by which individuals begin forming a community-based mechanism for dialogue, compromise, and commitment. This dissertation details a study that designed, implemented, assessed, and evaluated a Community Standard model in Seton Hill College's residence halls.
Wandberg, Robert. Conflict Resolution: Communication, Cooperation, Compromise. Lifematters, July 1, 2000.
This book examines the use of communication, cooperation, and compromise to resolve conflicts involving teenagers.
Burgess, Heidi and Guy M. Burgess. "Definition of Compromise." In Encyclopedia of Conflict Resolution. ABC-Clio, November 1997. Pages: 72-73 .
This section of the Encyclopedia of Conflict Resolution offers a discussion of compromise.
Leitch, Laurie M. "The Politics of Compromise: A Feminist Perspective on Mediation." Mediation Quarterly 14/15, 1900.
This article applies a feminist view to the process of mediation. It focuses on the technique of compromise and examines on how and when it is used in mediation cases.
Examples Illustrating this Topic:
Online (Web) Sources
King, Martin Luther. "Beyond Vietnam," Address delivered to the Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam, at Riverside Church. Stanford University: Martin Luther King Jr. Papers Project.
Available at: http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/speeches/pub/Beyond-Vietnam.pdf
This speech focuses on Vietnam, but addresses the larger issue of war. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. states that conflicts can not be resolved without some kind of compromise from both sides.
Come Together: From Confrontation to Conversation. 2004.
Available at: http://www.aworldofpossibilities.com/details.cfm?id=162
An interview with Ivan Eland, Robert Reich, and Russell Train. Opposites may attract in love and physics but seldom in politics. Yet, some political opposites are indeed coming together. Driven by the notion that leadership has gone haywire, progressives and conservatives are finding common ground in what they oppose and what they propose. Join us for a journey beyond left and right.
"Politics of Compromise: The Tajikistan Peace Process." Accord, Vol. 10 , March 2001
Available at: http://www.c-r.org/our-work/accord/tajikistan/index.php
This issue of the journal Accord focuses on the Tajik conflict. It examines the underlying issues of the inter-ethnic conflict, the fast paced escalation of the conflict, the negotiation stage that resulted in a settlement, and the peacebuilding phase. This issue also highlights the parties associated with the conflict, as well as the compromises they made in order to reach a successful agreement.
Regan, Anthony. "Resolving Two Dimensions of Conflict: The Dynamics of Consent, Consensus and Compromise." , September 30, 2002
Available at: http://www.c-r.org/our-work/accord/png-bougainville/resolving.php
This essay is one of an entire online issue of Accord, which focuses on the peace process between the national government of Papua New Guinea and Bougainville. The people of Bouganville were fighting for independence. The particular article outlines the concessions made in order to reach an acceptable compromise between the parties.
Auer, Martin. The Strange War Stories for a Culture of Peace. Martin Auers Lyrikmaschine, 1900.
Available at: http://www.martinauer.net/KINDER/krieg-us/index.htm
This is an online book that contains a set of stories, originally written for children, that teach that people must pursue their own interests, but at the same time must be cognizant of their effect on others and must learn to compromise and collaborate for peace.
Offline (Print) Sources
Merry, Sally Engle. "Compromise and Cultural Difference." In Cultural Aspects of Disputing . Edited by Merry, Sally E, ed. Manoa: University of Hawaii Program on Conflict Resolution, 1987.
This paper is part of an occasional paper series published by the University of Hawaii Program on Conflict Resolution. It discusses how conflict resolution techniques are perceived differently in different cultures. The paper primarily compares U.S. perceptions with those of Asian-Pacific societies.