Government Mediation Articles
In our mediation efforts, once we are in the realm of “public policy,” we are inevitably poking our noses into questions of intergenerational equity and “governance” and how authentic collaboration can be achieved or improved.
According to Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked dispute resolution website. See the new data here!
These are dark times, especially if you are part of the loose community of people who by virtue of nature and/or nurture, are of a mediative persuasion.
It may come as a surprise that online dispute resolution has been around for more than twenty years.
On Tuesday 10th April 2018, I was in Belfast to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) with all the great and the good who took part in those negotiations.
Intermediaries, honest brokers, and would-be peacemakers have much to learn from warfare. In fact if you want to understand mediation, learn about war.
(3/16/18)Donald T. Saposnek
After 911, our lives changed seemingly forever. No longer a safe, secure, innocent society, Americans have come to a tipping point.
The disruptive force of technology has led to innovative dispute resolution practices
that increase access to justice and also raise new ethical considerations.
(9/07/17)Klaus Peter Berger
This is a book review by Michael Leathes of Private Dispute Resolution in International Business; Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration by Klaus Peter Berger.
In his journal article, Professor Bradford discusses creating a simplified online arbitration remedy to be used in situations where crowdfunding fraud has occurred.
A degree of controversy still surrounds characterising ADR as an ‘access to justice’ issue.
(5/26/17)Carole Houk, Lauren Marx
In the decades since the initial 1990 Recommendation of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS or the Conference) on federal ombuds was adopted, the milieu in which government operates has, by all accounts, become more polarized, with government itself often the target of suspicion and hostility.
When I was twenty-two years old, I did a two-year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Here is a brief account of a dispute resolution meeting with a local governing council called the panchayat.
In the wake of our extremely polarizing election this year, is moderation a virtue today?
Conflicts that are resolved only to etch out a settlement are resolved in the shallowest sense.
The current linguistic environment is instructive, scary, and actually great fun.
On December 1, 2016, The California Law Revision Commission (“CLRC”) met once again to discuss its Study K-402-Relationship Between Mediation Confidentiality and Attorney Malpractice and Other Misconduct.
(11/30/16)Peter Adler, Robert Benjamin
Do the Dems still have enough juice to bargain? Is there a strategy or plan? And, regardless of our individual political proclivities, do we as professionals have anything to suggest to current and future Underdogs when it comes to bargaining with Big Dogs?
Dealing with disputes effectively is indisputably a core skill for any manager.
Days after June's UK Brexit Referendum, US Secretary of State John Kerry advised: 'It is absolutely essential that we stay focused on how, in this transitional period, nobody loses their head, nobody goes off half-cocked, people don't start ginning up scatterbrained or revengeful premises.'
This article discusses the May 6 incident where a Weirton WV police officer attempted to negotiate with an assailant and then other officers arrived and shot the person. This article discusses the importance of using negotiation in seeking to deescalate violence and the need for police to have this training.
It seems that there are a lot of stories about questionable apologies in the news lately. I don’t intend to discuss all of them, but here are a few more thoughts about some of them.
The fight or flight response of our forebears remains strong when we are under pressure.
One can look at our history as a 240-plus-year multi-party multi-issue negotiation in which our shared understandings have been revised and refined.
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This blog is a further reflection on the implications of Brexit, viewed from a Scottish perspective.