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Mediation: A Desirable Case Management Tool for the Courts?

  • Rob JagtenbergEmail author
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Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 31)

Abstract

Building on empirical data from various countries relating to court-referred mediation, and based on Dutch comparative research, this chapter invites a wider perspective for reflecting critically on what procedural law experts know – and do not know – about the popular ‘demand’ for public and private justice. Across jurisdictions, authorities appear increasingly inclined to prescribe mediation mandatorily, but all the more striking is the lack of any evidence-based framework for fundamentally assessing different conflict resolution strategies. Ingredients and pitfalls to reckon with in such a framework are discussed, including implications for judicial policy-making.

Keywords

Legal Capital Legal Dispute Unequal Power Relation Repeat Player Conflict Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Erasmus UniversityRotterdamNetherlands

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