Regulating Dispute Resolution

Regulating Dispute Resolution

Number of page: 490
Author: edited by Felix Steffek, Hannes Unberath
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Category: Law

This book proposes a principled approach to the regulation of dispute resolution. It covers dispute resolution mechanisms in all their varieties, including negotiation, mediation, conciliation, expert opinion, mini-trial, ombud procedures, arbitration and court adjudication. The authors present a transnational Guide for Regulating Dispute Resolution (GRDR). The regulatory principles contained in this Guide are based on a functional taxonomy of dispute resolution mechanisms, an open normative framework and a modular structure of regulatory topics. The Guide for Regulating Dispute Resolution is formulated and commented upon in a concise manner to assist legislators, policy-makers, professional associations, practitioners and academics in thinking about which solutions best suit local and regional circumstances. The aim of this book is to contribute to the understanding and development of the legal framework governing national and international dispute resolution. Theory, empirical research and regulatory models have been taken from the wealth of experience in 12 jurisdictions: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England and Wales, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the United States of America. Experts with a background in academia, practice and law-making describe and analyse the regulatory framework and social reality of dispute resolution in these countries. On this basis the authors draw conclusions about policy choices, regulatory strategies and the practice of conflict resolution.

About The Author

Felix Steffek, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg.
Hannes Unberath, Professor of Law at the University of Bayreuth (deceased).
Hazel Genn DBE, QC (Hon), Dean of Laws, University College London.
Reinhard Greger, Professor of Law at the University of Erlangen-N├╝rnberg.
Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law and Professor of Dispute Resolution and Civil Procedure at Georgetown University Law School.