An Essay on the Role of Government for Odr: Theoretical Considerations About the Future of Odr

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): Technology as the 'Fourth Party', 2003

10 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2006

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Thomas Schultz

King's College London; University of Geneva

Abstract

The article explains reasons why governmental regulation of online dispute resolution (ODR) would be so beneficial. Essentially, in order to maximize the benefits of the ODR model, the author believes that the government can and should regulate the practice.

This article is different from most articles regarding ODR in the sense that it embraces the notion of governmental regulation of ODR. Most proponents of ODR resist government regulation; ODR is treated as more of a business service.

Quoted from Professor Staudt's reading list for the course Access to Justice & Technology, at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Keywords: ODR, ADR, online dispute resolution, dispute resolution, cyberspace, Internet, cyberspace regulation, e-commerce, ecommerce, trust, laissez-faire, government, computer mediated communications, CMC

JEL Classification: K2, K20, K4, K40

Suggested Citation

Schultz, Thomas, An Essay on the Role of Government for Odr: Theoretical Considerations About the Future of Odr. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=896678

Thomas Schultz (Contact Author)

King's College London ( email )

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London, WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

University of Geneva ( email )

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Genève, CH - 1205
Switzerland

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