Jacob Bercovitch: Understanding Hands Across the Divide
Article first published online: 2 OCT 2012
© 2012 International Association for Conflict Management and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Negotiation and Conflict Management Research
Volume 5, Issue 4, pages 325–330, November 2012
How to Cite
Druckman, D. and Lutmar, C. (2012), Jacob Bercovitch: Understanding Hands Across the Divide. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 5: 325–330. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-4716.2012.00108.x
- Issue published online: 2 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 2 OCT 2012
- contingency approach;
- international mediation;
- Jacob Bercovitch;
- research findings
In this article we provide an overview of the research contributions made by Jacob Bercovitch to the field of international mediation. These contributions include both descriptive findings about the use of mediation and factors that correlate with the successful practice of mediation. Interestingly, three-quarters of the attempts to mediate international conflicts either fail or result in partial settlements. Bercovitch's work informs mediators about ways to improve their practice. The article concludes with personal reflections about the person and our relationship with him.