The infrastructure of dispute resolution: program design and finance
Chris Honeyman has spent a good deal of time examining a series of complex industry-wide issues that can broadly be summarized as infrastructure problems. The key publications are eclectic, so a brief note on each one is below.
- Two Out Of Three
- Finding And Hiring Quality Neutrals
- Financing Dispute Resolution
- The Future Of The Labor Mediator
- Worlds in a Small Room
Notes on the selected publications
Two Out of Three. This Honeyman article in Negotiation Journal argued that except in unusual circumstances, the three main strengths of ADR cannot all be achieved by any single program—because to a considerable extent, they turn out to be mutually exclusive in real-world applications. The article was based on the author's keynote address to the 1994 annual conference of the Massachusetts Association of Mediation Programs.
Finding and Hiring Quality Neutrals: What Every Government Official Needs to Know. This in-depth discussion examined many of the most difficult issues facing mediators and dispute resolution program managers in federal agencies. With Chris Honeyman, Charles Pou, Jr., and ten other contributors. Published 1996 by U.S. EPA and seven other federal and state agencies.
Financing Dispute Resolution. This discusses the financial state of six sectors of the dispute resolution field, and proposes some possibilities for improved strategies. It is based on a 1994-95 study conducted by Chris Honeyman as a consultant to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Published 1996 by the National Institute for Dispute Resolution.
The Future of the Labor Mediator (full text in HTML.) This Honeyman paper was published in the 1992 conference proceedings of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR).
Worlds in a Small Room. This Honeyman article analyzed the history of one small, atypical but versatile dispute resolution agency, as a contribution to "Vanishing Trial" scholarship in general and the Journal of Dispute Resolution's 2006 special issue on the subject in particular.