Thinking of Mediation as a Complex Adaptive System

26 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2009

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J. B. Ruhl

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Date Written: March 5, 2009


This article uses my work on complex adaptive systems to think about how litigation and mediation differ in terms of adaptive qualities, suggesting that mediation is indeed a more adaptive mode of dispute resolution in certain contexts.

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Ruhl, J. B., Thinking of Mediation as a Complex Adaptive System (March 5, 2009). Brigham Young University Law Review, 1997, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research, Available at SSRN:

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