Ethics and the Mediation Community

J Crowe, 'Ethics and the Mediation Community' (2015) 26 Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal 20-25

University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 15-64

6 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2015 Last revised: 20 Dec 2017

See all articles by Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan Crowe

Bond University - School of Law

Date Written: March 17, 2015

Abstract

What does it mean to think communally about mediation ethics? This article develops a model of mediation ethics that draws on recent literature in moral psychology concerning the formation of ethical judgments. The model rests on a conception of ethical judgment as a practical skill developed over time by repeated exposure to ethical dilemmas. Ethical practice relies on snap judgments that are refined through reflection and dialogue. The resulting picture of mediation ethics is situational, not rule-oriented; diachronic, not synchronic; and community-oriented, not individualistic. The community oriented nature of the model points to the importance of recognising mediation as a profession with its own specialties. It invites further reflection upon the role of the mediation community in promoting ethical discourse and formulating guidelines for practice.

Keywords: Mediation, ethics, judgment, professionalism

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Crowe, Jonathan, Ethics and the Mediation Community (March 17, 2015). J Crowe, 'Ethics and the Mediation Community' (2015) 26 Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal 20-25, University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law Research Paper No. 15-64, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2633354

Jonathan Crowe (Contact Author)

Bond University - School of Law ( email )

Gold Coast, QLD 4229
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://jonathancrowe.org

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
32
Abstract Views
392
PlumX Metrics