Legal Mediation in the Philippines and Taiwan

9 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2008

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Tsungting Chung

National Yunlin University of Science and Technology - Department of Business Administration

Daniel Druckman

George Mason University - Department of Public & International Affairs

James A. Wall

University of Missouri at Columbia

Wan Yan

University of Missouri at Columbia

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This study investigated the mediations of 48 Filippino and 45 Taiwanese legal mediators. Utilizing a Cultural Effects Model, we predicted that Filippino mediators would more frequently pray in mediations, dictate concessions to the disputants, demand apologies from them, threaten them and criticize them. Taiwanese mediations were predicted to advise disputants more often, call for empathy and make reference to the law. Interviews with the 93 mediators supported most of the hypotheses, with the most interesting exception being that Filippino mediators dictate approximately the same number of concessions as do their Taiwanese counterparts. Yet, the Filippinoes frequently back these with strong-armed tactics such as threats, criticisms and calls for apology.

Suggested Citation

Chung, Tsungting and Druckman, Daniel and Wall, James A. and Yan, Wan, Legal Mediation in the Philippines and Taiwan (2007). IACM 2007 Meetings Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1078907 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1078907

Tsungting Chung

National Yunlin University of Science and Technology - Department of Business Administration ( email )

123, University Rd. Sec 3
Touliu, Youlin 640, Yunlin 64002
Taiwan

Daniel Druckman

George Mason University - Department of Public & International Affairs ( email )

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
703-993-1400 (Phone)

James A. Wall

University of Missouri at Columbia ( email )

Middlebush B UMC
Columbia, MO 65211
United States
573-882-4561 (Phone)

Wan Yan (Contact Author)

University of Missouri at Columbia ( email )

332 Cornell Hall
Columbia, MO Columbia 65211
United States

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