The Discourses of dispute resolution

Vijay K. Bhatia (Editor), Christopher N. Candlin (Editor), Maurizio Gotti (Editor)

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This volume presents some of the findings from a project on various aspects of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including conciliation, mediation, and arbitration. To study the discursive practices of ADR today, an international initiative has been undertaken by a group of specialists in discourse analysis, law, and arbitration from more than twenty countries. The chapters in this volume draw on discourse-based data (narrative, documentary and interactional) to investigate the extent to which the 'integrity' of ADR principles is maintained in practice, and to what extent there is an increasing level of influence from litigative processes and procedures. The primary evidence for such practices comes from textual and discourse-based studies, ethnographic observations, and narratives of experience on the part of experts in the field, as well as on the part of some of the major corporate stakeholders drawn from commercial sectors.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBern ; New York
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages290
ISBN (Print)9783034304764
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameLinguistic insights; studies in language and communication
PublisherPeter Lang
ISSN (Print)1424-8689



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Bhatia, V. K., Candlin, C. N., & Gotti, M. (Eds.) (2010). The Discourses of dispute resolution. (Linguistic insights; studies in language and communication; Vol. 123). Bern ; New York: Peter Lang.