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Palgrave Macmillan

A-Z of Mediation

ISBN 9781137002983
Publication Date December 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Professional Keywords

If you are in search of a concise yet authoritative overview of mediation as a process of dispute resolution, then you need look no further.

Marian Roberts' A-Z of Mediation succinctly captures the concepts, applications, debates and critiques that are shaping this rapidly expanding field. Expertly organised into just over 80 entries, the book combines theory, research and practitioner experience to provide a wealth of insight and analysis.

The book's unique A-Z format makes it an ideal point of reference. Numerous cross-references are in place to guide you through the material and highlight the field's connecting strands. The key classic and contemporary readings are also systematically signposted, topic by topic, drawn from an extensive multidisciplinary literature.

Whether you are studying, training or already in practice, this book provides an invaluable source of clarity as well as a comprehensive map of the field.

Marian Roberts is a qualified barrister and social worker and has been in continuous practice as a family mediator for over 30 years. She is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where she teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution on their graduate programmes.

ACAS
Adjudication
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Aptitude
Arbitration
Artistry
Authority
Autonomy
Bargaining Power
Children
Child Abduction
Civil And Commercial Mediation
Coercion
Collaborative Lawyering
Communication
Community Mediation
Competence
Compulsion ( See Coercion; Mandation; Voluntariness)
Conciliation
Confidentiality (See Privilege)
Conflict
Confucian Mediation
Courts
Craft
Critiques
Culture
Decision-Making
Disputes
Domestic Abuse
Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE)
Elder Mediation
Environmental Mediation
Ethics (See Respect)
European Developments
Equity (See Fairness; Justice)
Evaluative Mediation
Fairness
Family Mediation
Family Justice System
Gender
Gulliver, P.H.
Harvard Negotiation Model (See Models Of Practice)
Human Rights
Impartiality
Industrial Mediation (See ACASL; Labour Mediation;
Informal Justice (See Justice)
International Mediation
Justice
Law
Legal System
Literature
Mandation (See Coercion; Compulsion; Voluntariness)
Mediation
Mediator
Models Of Practice
Negotiation
Neutrality
Party Control
Positional Bargaining
Power
Practice
Principles
Privilege (See Confidentiality)
Process
Professional Regulation (See Standards)
Research
Respect ( See Ethics; Principles)
Restorative Justice (See Victim-Offender Reparation)
Shuttle Mediation
Standards (See Professional Regulation)
Stress
Strategy
Structure
Styles Of Practice
Systems Theory
Theory
Therapy
Third Persons
Training
Transformative Mediation
Typologies
Voluntariness (See Coercion; Compulsion, Mandation; Principles)
Women (See Gender)

Reviews

'This book is of a very high quality and will be an extremely useful resource for all interested in its subject matter. It provides an excellent signpost to the key literature, concepts and definitions associated with mediation.' - Trevor Buck, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, De Montfort University, UK.
'The book will inspire trust. It appreciates the emerging academic and practical work in the mediation field. It also reflects the context of mediation and its relationship with ADR and other dispute resolution processes.' – Katherine Stylianou, Mediator and Senior Lecturer in Law, London South Bank University, UK.
'This book is eloquently written, clearly cross-referenced and comprehensive. It absolutely does what it says on the cover in providing a concise yet authoritative overview of mediation as a process of dispute resolution...All in all an excellent work which amply demonstrates the old adage that good things come in small packages.' - Reviewed by Lesley Saunders in Family Law
'This book by Marian Roberts is a treasure trove of information about mediation; its history, practice and development in recent years...we are lucky in the mediation community to have this wonderful resource available to us; helping to increase our awareness of where we come from and, I hope, guiding our development into the future.' - Reviewed by Laura Mackey for the College of Mediators
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