Jacob Bercovitch: Understanding hands across the divide

Daniel Druckman, Carmela Lutmar

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-330
Number of pages6
JournalNegotiation and Conflict Management Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2012


  • Contingency approach
  • International mediation
  • Jacob Bercovitch
  • Research findings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Strategy and Management


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