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All the platforms for my books…

… are listed herein: 1.) IGI Global: https://www.igi-global.com/book/political-mediation-modern-conflict-resolution/186890 2.) Lambert Publishing: https://www.morebooks.de/store/gb/book/the-international-mediator:-a-handbook/isbn/978-620-2-00836-5 3.) Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Jose+Pascal+da+Rocha 4.) Amazon Germany: https://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/262-5628047-0807805?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Jose+Pascal+da+Rocha 5.) Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Political-Mediation-Modern-Conflict-Resolution/dp/1522551182/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512005003&sr=8-1&keywords=Jose+Pascal+da+Rocha …and chapter contributions in: 1.) Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Peace Building in Africa: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=MdMxBwAAQBAJ&rdid=book-MdMxBwAAQBAJ&rdot=1&source=gbs_vpt_read&pcampaignid=books_booksearch_viewport 2.) Guest blog on … Continue reading

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The mediator’s most important skills…

…are: (1) Good people skills, (2) Good management skills, and (3) Good luck. First, good management skills pertain to the process considerations of the mediation process. Whereas skills, such as active listening and reframing, and competences, such as cultural and … Continue reading

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New handbook out now: The International Mediator

Dear reader. After a long time of promises and little bite size intellectual snippets, I have been able to write it all down and I am able to now offer you a glimpse into a soft-launch price offered by one … Continue reading

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My new handbook is out soon!

Dear reader. It has taken me some time to come back to this site. As you certainly will know, the fact of accumulated experience sometimes drives you to re-evaluate the way the knowledge is being distributed, reflected on and processed. … Continue reading

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Presenting at MPSA 2017 in Chicago

Dear reader! Time to get back into the field of academia and research and share with esteemed colleagues the latest from the field. This year, one can find me at the 75th annual MPSA conference to be held in Chicago … Continue reading

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Prudence or caution? ECOWAS interventions

Dear reader. Good to have you back. Many of the African experts wonder whether ECOWAS’ most recent intervention in The Gambia marks a turning point in the history of the community’s unstable dealing with challenges to peace and security in … Continue reading

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Essential mediation skills

Dear reader. Good to have you back. I get asked what I consider to be the most important skills in mediation. Three things are important when it comes to political mediation: (1) good management: you need to understand the context, … Continue reading

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