1165 København K
Øvrige — You are cordially invited to the book launch of a joint Nordic publication Nordic Mediation Research.
Date & Time:
Meeting room 8A-0-57 (ground floor) Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S
CORA - Centre for Public Regulation and Administration and Nordic Network for Mediation Research
The book presents unique studies of mediation from researchers in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden respectively. Each study highlights important aspects of mediation, for example the role of children in family mediation, the evolution and ambivalent application of restorative justice in the Nordic countries, the confusion of roles in court-connected mediation and the challenges in dispute systems. Mediation has grown in use in many countries around the world in the past 20-30 years and is often heralded as a satisfactory and cost-effective mode of conflict resolution. However, as the collections of studies in this volumes show, mediation has potential drawbacks. Party self-determination may be jeopardized, affected third parties may not be appropriately involved and the legal regulation flawed. The publication can inspire research, help professionals and policymakers in the field and be used as a textbook.