I am thrilled to be part of the highly anticipated second edition of The Negotiator’s Desk Reference, recently published by Mitchell Hamline’s DRI Press. The NDR comprises two volumes and brings together articles from numerous scholars (including our bloggers!) across a wide variety of disciplines.
Five years ago, I attended a conference at Marquette to help plan the second edition. That conference was a highlight of my academic life. What could be better than talking with skilled and thoughtful people about the past, present, and future of the negotiation canon?
My own contribution to the NDR, “The A Is for Activism,” allowed me to pull together many different thoughts I’d been having about ADR, while setting up a framework for further scholarship. I see this same pattern in many of the other articles — Noam Ebner on technology, Cynthia Alkon on plea bargaining, among many other examples — the articulation of arguments that provide immediate practical insight and also invite further development and exploration. That our editors, Andrea Schneider and Chris Honeyman, could inspire so many authors to create such high-quality works is a testament to their skill, persistence, and vision.
Congratulations to Andrea, Chris, and all of the contributors to the new NDR. What an accomplishment!
Other reactions to the new edition:
A phenomenal contribution to the field of negotiation! The Negotiator’s Desk Reference is the definitive resource for learning about this exciting field’s breadth and depth. Honeyman and Schneider masterfully weave together foundational and cutting edge ideas into a comprehensive yet accessible book. It is just as useful for the well-versed scholar as it is for the well-meaning practitioner. Highly recommended!
Daniel L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
Founder and Director, Harvard International Negotiation Program
Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
The Negotiator’s Desk Reference makes a stunning contribution. If you don’t know what you don’t know about negotiation, just read the table of contents, and prepare to broaden and deepen your knowledge.
Leonard L. Riskin
Harris H. Agnew Visiting Professor of Dispute Resolution
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
The Negotiator’s Desk Reference is the magnum opus for cutting-edge issues in dispute resolution. With seventeen major sections and 101 chapters, this collection explores an array of new frontiers—for example, aesthetics, digital media, and neuroscience—while also covering traditional topics, such as agents, teams, and trust. With an all-star interdisciplinary cast, it captures both the reality and the potential of negotiation theory and practice.
Linda L. Putnam
Distinguished Research Professor of Communication, Emerita
University of California, Santa Barbara
For practitioners and scholars alike, this will serve as an essential resource for those concerned with conflict resolution.
Robert H. Mnookin
Williston Professor of Law
Director, Harvard Negotiation Research Project, and Chair, Program on Negotiation
Harvard Law School
The most singular achievement of the Negotiator’s Desk Reference is to avoid the temptation of proposing a single, simplistic, “do-it-this-way” approach. Its diversity and depth enriches the work of negotiators and negotiation teachers alike.
Dr. Julie Macfarlane
Distinguished Professor of Law
University of Windsor
The Honeyman/Schneider team has done it again! Their Negotiator’s Desk Reference will prove an invaluable tool for business practitioners in this demanding field, who need accurate, accessible, well-presented information on a wide range of relevant subjects.
Chairman, Rose Associates, and philanthropist