Praise for the Variegated Landscape of Mediation

Sunday, July 13, 2014

What others say about this book

Read the review by Michael Leathes

‘This book belongs in the libraries of thoughtful mediation practitioners and policy makers.’ Peter Robinson, managing director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Associate Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, USA.

‘What a gift it was to have available a draft of this book so I could quickly read in-depth information about mediation in the countries I am visiting. I found that the reporters’ remarks and references allowed me to obtain convenient information, not just about regulation, but also about the practice and development of mediation in each of their countries. This book is a fabulous resource.’
 Jay Folberg. Former Dean and Professor Emeritus at the University of San Francisco School of Law. He is the Executive Director of the JAMS Institute and a mediator with JAMS, San Francisco, USA.

‘… what cannot be challenged is the need for guidance in understanding how mediation operates in differing jurisdictions, how it fits into the wider justice system and what users should expect. In this respect the editors have collated a wealth of information displayed in a helpful and practical format.’
 Diana Wallis. Former Vice President of the European Parliament 2007 – 2012. Member of the European Parliament, Yorkshire & the Humber UK, 1999 - 2012.  Law School, University of Hull, UK.

‘This book provides an important snapshot of a variety of mediation schemes. It is not only a resource to orient practitioners on mediation norms in particular jurisdictions, but an important source for those interested in the development of public policies related to mediation.  The collection of authors reads like a list of many recognised regional leaders in this field.’ Peter Robinson. Managing director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and associate Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, USA.

‘All someone new to the subject needs in order to be fully informed and equipped to engage in mediation policy issues is to read this thought-provoking book.  It is not just a “must-have” for mediators but an essential companion for anyone involved in any way with international - and, indeed, national - dispute resolution.Michael Leathes. Member of the Board of Directors of the International Mediation Institute (IMI), The Hague, the Netherlands.


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