What's it All About?: Problem-Definition in Mediation
Dispute Resolution Magazine, pp. 19-22, Summer 2009
Posted: 2 Sep 2009 Last revised: 22 Sep 2015
Date Written: June 30, 2009
This article addresses missed opportunities in court-oriented mediation that may result from the habitual narrow focus of repeat players in the process. Welsh and Riskin propose four mechanisms to allow mediation participants - particularly one-shot players - to explore problems more broadly and to engage in the process of choosing the most appropriate problem-definition for the mediation of their case.
Keywords: mediation, dispute resolution, ADR
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