Author: Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab
Publisher: Eleven International Pub
Release Date: 2012-01
This book provides a state-of-the-art overview and assessment of the status quo and future of the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) field. International, comparative, and interdisciplinary approaches have been utilized. Written by leading ODR scholars, the first part of the book includes an in-depth assessment of ODR, its applications, and its future in a comparative and analytical context. The second section offers a regional oriented approach, where the prospects, challenges, and success of ODR - and its applications in the North America, Latin America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and Asia - are mapped and fully addressed. The book is a must read text by scholars, practitioners, academics, and researchers in the dispute resolution and information technology field.
Author: Edwards III, Sam B.
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2014-07-31
Genre: Political Science
Networked communication technologies have drastically changed the relationship between States and their citizens. This fundamental shift has eased civilians’ ability to access information and organize groups like never before, creating the need to re-examine existing theories. Revolutionizing the Interaction between State and Citizens through Digital Communications evaluates the relationship between governments and their constituents, and how this relationship is impacted by emerging technologies. Discussing both developed and underdeveloped nations, this book provides a comparison for the ongoing shift in societies, serving as a critical reference for legal professionals, activists, government employees, academics, and students.
Author: Jacqueline Nolan-Haley
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2013-08-16
This title presents a concise summary of alternatives to the court adjudication of disputes. It provides an on-point discussion that facilitates an understanding of the wide variety of options available that can better suit a client's needs, such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and various hybrids such as arbitration-mediation, mediation-arbitration, and consensus-building, as well as court-connected processes. Particular attention is focused on the legal and ethical issues associated with negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Each chapter contains a bibliography.
Author: Ethan Katsh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017
Improving access to justice has been an ongoing process, and on-demand justice should be a natural part of our increasingly on-demand society. What can we do for example when Facebook blocks our account, we're harassed on Twitter, discover that our credit report contains errors, or receive a negative review on Airbnb? How do we effectively resolve these and other such issues? Digital Justice introduces the reader to new technological tools to resolve and prevent disputes bringing dispute resolution to cyberspace, where those who would never look to a court for assistance can find help for instance via a smartphone. The authors focus particular attention on five areas that have seen great innovation as well as large volumes of disputes: ecommerce, healthcare, social media, labor, and the courts. As conflicts escalate with the increase in innovation, the authors emphasize the need for new dispute resolution processes and new ways to avoid disputes, something that has been ignored by those seeking to improve access to justice in the past.
Author: William J. Barry
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2017-09-12
This is a comprehensive text designed to introduce paralegal students to the range of dispute resolution tools available to legal professionals. In a clear and accessible format, the text combines straightforward textual explanations with practical examples. Each chapter includes a wealth of end-of-chapter activities that reinforce the concepts discussed in the text, including practice test questions, review questions, application questions and practice exercises. Key Benefits: A book designed specifically for paralegal students —coverage is extensive and the methodology is appropriate for paralegal study. Examples and end-of-chapter exercises that provide the basis for classroom discussions, role plays and opportunities for students to practice paralegal skills. Up-to-date, relevant coverage of new, cutting-edge areas of ADR with a solid introduction to the basics. Discussion of the nature and dynamics of conflicts, followed by a comparison of litigation with other dispute resolution methods.
Author: Jan Wouters
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Release Date: 2015-03-13
Voice, social contract, and accountability are discussed from the point of view of the function of law, justice, judicial systems and related areas from human rights to government policy, urban development, resource management, gender, social rights, economic reforms, governance, sustainable development and anti-corruption.
Author: William A. Kaplin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-12-23
Based on the fifth edition of Kaplin and Lee’s indispensable guide to the law that bears on the conduct of higher education, The Law of Higher Education, Fifth Edition: Student Version provides an up-to-date textbook, reference, and guide for coursework in higher education law and programs preparing higher education administrators for leadership roles. The Student Version includes the materials from the full fifth edition that most relate to student interests and are most suitable for classroom instruction. For example: The evolution of higher education law and governance Legal planning and dispute resolution The relationship between law and policy Faculty and staff employment issues, including collective bargaining Academic freedom for faculty and students Copyright basics The contract rights of students Legal issues in online education The rights of students and faculty with disabilities Campus issues: safety, registered sex offenders, racial and sexual harassment, student suicide, campus computer networks, searches of students’ residence hall rooms Hate speech and freedom of speech, including the rights of faculty and students in public universities Student organizations’ rights, responsibilities, and activities fees Governmental support for religious institutions and religious autonomy rights of individuals in public institutions Nondiscrimination and affirmative action in employment, admissions, and financial aid Athletics and Title IX FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) Each chapter is introduced with an overview of key terms and ideas the students will encounter. In addition, the book includes a general introduction to the study of higher education law, a glossary of key legal terms, and appendices for non-law students on the American court system and on how to read court opinions. The authors have also prepared a volume of teaching materials keyed to the Student Version, available from the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). In addition, the authors will periodically update the Student Version by posting recent developments on a Web site hosted by NACUA.
Author: John Winslade
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-12-03
Practicing Narrative Mediation provides mediation practitioners with practical narrative approaches that can be applied to a wide variety of conflict resolution situations. Written by John Winslade and Gerald Monk—leaders in the narrative therapy movement—the book contains suggestions and illustrative examples for applying the proven narrative technique when working with restorative conferencing and mediation in organizations, schools, health care, divorce cases, employer and employee problems, and civil and international conflicts. Practicing Narrative Mediation also explores the most recent research available on discursive positioning and exposes the influence of the moment-to-moment factors that are playing out in conflict situations. The authors include new concepts derived from narrative family work such as "absent but implicit," "double listening," and "outsider-witness practices."
Author: J. G. Merrills
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2011-03-17
A guide to the techniques and institutions used to solve international disputes, how they work and when they are used. This textbook looks at diplomatic (negotiation, mediation, inquiry and conciliation) and legal methods (arbitration, judicial settlement). It uses many, often topical, examples of each method in practice to place the theory of how things should work in the context of real-life situations and to help the reader understand the strengths and weaknesses of different methods when they are used. It also looks at organisations such as the International Court and the United Nations and has been fully updated to include the most recent arbitrations, developments in the WTO and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, as well as case law from the International Court of Justice.
Author: Kent D. Stuckey
Publisher: Law Journal Press
Release Date: 1996
Internet and Online Law, a comprehensive and authoritative work, was created by an all-star team of legal experts. Itoffers conceptual legal analysis, historical context, and clear, lively explanation. The oldest continuously published treatise on Internet law, this book includes in-depth coverage of many areas not found in other works."
Author: Joseph G. Bock
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 2012-07-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Tunisian and Egyptian protestors famously made use of social media to rally supporters and disseminate information as the "Arab Spring" began to unfold in 2010. Less well known, but with just as much potential to bring about social change, are ongoing local efforts to use social media and other forms of technology to prevent deadly outbreaks of violence. In The Technology of Nonviolence, Joseph Bock describes and documents technology-enhanced efforts to stop violence before it happens in Africa, Asia, and the United States. Once peacekeeping was the purview of international observers, but today local citizens take violence prevention into their own hands. These local approaches often involve technology--including the use of digital mapping, crowdsourcing, and mathematical pattern recognition to identify likely locations of violence--but, as Bock shows, technological advances are of little value unless they are used by a trained cadre of community organizers. After covering general concepts in violence prevention and describing technological approaches to tracking conflict and cooperation, Bock offers five case studies that range from "low-tech" interventions to prevent ethnic and religious violence in Ahmedebad, India, to an anti-gang initiative in Chicago that uses Second Life to train its "violence interrupters." There is solid evidence of success, Bock concludes, but there is much to be discovered, developed, and, most important, implemented.
Author: David Scorey
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2011-10-06
Explaining the origin, structure and purpose of the Bermuda Form, this book gives a commentary on the meaning and effect of its terms and is written by expert practitioners with a wealth of experience in insurance law and dispute resolution.
This book constitutes revised selected papers from the two International Workshops on Artificial Intelligence Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems, AICOL IV and AICOL V, held in 2013. The first took place as part of the 26th IVR Congress in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, during July 21-27, 2013; the second was held in Bologna as a joint special workshop of JURIX 2013 on December 11, 2013. The 19 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this book. They are organized in topical sections named: social intelligence and legal conceptual models; legal theory, normative systems and software agents; semantic Web technologies, legal ontologies and argumentation; and crowdsourcing and online dispute resolution (ODR).
The governance of dispute settlement is evolving in order to cope with a changing world, taking on many forms in many contexts. There is no general model for 'the' best way of settling disputes. Instead, what is the most suitable way of settling disputes highly depends on contextual factors, such as the nature of the parties involved, the nature of the relationship between them, the economic and/or moral value of the dispute, the cross-jurisdictional nature of the dispute, etc. This book aims to assess the way in which the nature of dispute resolution has evolved. With one mostly conceptual chapter and three chapters that analyse examples from radically different contexts, it makes clear that disputes are evolved within vastly different governance structures. Considering similar questions in different contexts, the chapters show how the evolution of dispute resolution has not only been shaped by the nature of disputes themselves and the type of parties involved, but also by the values that different systems try to protect. [Subject: Conflict Resolution, Civil Law, Arbitration, Public Law, International Law]