Contents: The mediation field: an overview and four stories -- A transformative view of conflict and mediation -- Gaining sight of the goal of transformation -- Putting transformative theory into practice: the "purple house" mediation, with commentary -- part one -- Putting transformative theory into practice: the "purple house" mediation, with commentary -- part two -- Myths and misconceptions about transformative mediation -- Paths toward the future: living with differences in values and practice.First ed. published in 1994.Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-278) and index.Summary: "The award-winning first edition of The Promise of Mediation, published ten years ago, is a landmark classic that changed the field's understanding of the theory and practice of conflict intervention." "In this new edition, the authors draw on a decade of work in theory development, training, practice, research, and assessment to present a thoroughly revised and updated account of the transformative model of mediation and its practical application." "This volume is a foundational resource on transformative practice, for both readers of the first edition and new readers - including mediators, facilitators, lawyers, administrators, human resource professionals, policymakers, and conflict resolution researches and educators. More generally, this book will strike a chord with anyone interested in humanizing our social institutions and building on a relational vision of society."--BOOK JACKET.