Reviews of Books

A compendium of reviews, author interviews and excerpts from books and other publications on negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution. For additional information, please see

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Using Dispute Resolution Techniques to Address Environmental Justice Concerns

PON Staff   •  01/24/2005   •  Filed in News, Reviews of Books

A leak at a petrochemical plant releases a plume of sulfuric acid across 15 square miles, sending 24,000 people to the hospital. A refinery releases more than 100 tons of a toxic substance over four communities for 16 days, causing neurological disorders, skin reactions, and eye problems. A neighborhood built over abandoned crude oil storage … Read More 

Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming and How To Prevent Them

PON Staff   •  11/29/2004   •  Filed in News, Reviews of Books

9/11 was preceded by a stream of warning signs in the years and months leading up to the disaster. Yet when the attacks occurred, leaders at every level were taken by surprise. A lack of auditor independence and creative accounting procedures have long been tagged as “ticking time bombs” in the financial markets. However, when … Read More 

Her Place at the Table

PON Staff   •  08/26/2004   •  Filed in News, Reviews of Books

Her Place at the Table is a practical guide for any woman dealing with a demanding role. Drawing on extensive interviews with women leaders, the authors isolate five key challenges that these women face:

Intelligence: informed decisions require good information, but getting it can be a tricky proposition for women
Backing: no one wants to take on … Read More 

What’s Fair: Ethics for Negotiators

PON Staff   •  03/26/2004   •  Filed in News, Reviews of Books

Carrie Menkel-Meadow and Michael Wheeler, eds.
What’s Fair is a landmark collection that focuses exclusively on the topic of ethics in negotiation. Edited by Carrie Menkel-Meadow and Michael Wheeler, What’s Fair contains contributions from some of the best-known practitioners and scholars in the field, including Sissela Bok, Gregory Dees, Roger Fisher, James Freund, Deborah Kolb, Eleanor … Read More 

The Global Negotiator

PON Staff   •  08/22/2003   •  Filed in News, Reviews of Books

Making, Managing, and Mending Deals Around the World in the Twenty-First Century
by Jeswald W. Salacuse

In today’s global business environment, negotiation is the essential tool for navigating all stages of an international deal. In The Global Negotiator: Making, Managing, and Mending Deals Around the World in the Twenty-First Century, Jeswald Salacuse provides executives, managers, lawyers, and … Read More 

Negotiation Analysis: The Science and Art of Collaborative Decision-Making

PON Staff   •  06/27/2003   •  Filed in News, Reviews of Books

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This masterly book substantially extends Howard Raiffa’s earlier classic, The Art and Science of Negotiation. It does so by incorporating three additional supporting strands of inquiry:

Individual decision analysis
Judgmental decision making
Game theory


Each strand is introduced and used in analyzing negotiations.

Negotiation Analysis starts by considering how analytically minded parties … Read More 

Everyday Negotiation: Navigating the Hidden Agendas in Bargaining

PON Staff   •  06/16/2003   •  Filed in News, Reviews of Books

Deborah M. Kolb, Ph.D.
and Judith Williams, Ph.D.

with a foreword by
William Ury

Originally titled The Shadow Negotiation — and named by Harvard Business Review as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year — this best-selling book illustrates effective ways to master the hidden agendas that determine bargaining success.

Everyday Negotiation provides insight into ways of recognizing … Read More 

Imagine Coexistence

PON Staff   •  05/12/2003   •  Filed in News, Reviews of Books

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School celebrates the release of a new book…
Imagine Coexistence
Restoring Humanity After Violent Ethnic Conflict
edited byAntonia Chayes & Martha Minow

In the last decade, the world has witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of violent ethnic conflicts worldwide. Imagine Coexistence seeks to explore answers to the questions: What do … Read More 

Watkins Wins Best Book Award for Breakthrough Business Negotiation

PON Staff   •  02/23/2003   •  Filed in News, Reviews of Books

Michael Watkins has won a Best Book Prize from the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution for Breakthrough Business Negotiation: A Toolbox for Managers (Jossey-Bass, 2002).

Breakthrough Business Negotiation presents principles that apply to any negotiation situation and tools to achieve breakthrough results. Step by step, Watkins demonstrates how to diagnose a situation, build coalitions, manage internal … Read More 

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