Is it possible for mediation to strengthen the effectiveness of international commercial arbitration?
What is the role of mediation in the pursuit of restorative justice?
How successful is international peace mediation, and in particular, the efforts of the African Union?
These groundbreaking discussions, and more, have been carefully selected for publication in Contemporary Issues in Mediation Volume 3, featuring an entry from Brazil for the first time. The 12 essays cover a diverse range of topics, written by both new and experienced mediators. Practitioners may be especially interested in the section titled “Mediation Skills”, featuring essays that take a micro-perspective of the mediation process and the skills deployed by mediators.
Contents:Foreword for the Series (William Ury)About the EditorsEditors' NoteAbout the CIIM Essay CompetitionMediation Landscape:If Two Heads Are Better Than One — Can Mediation Strengthen the Effectiveness of International Commercial Arbitration? (Daniel Fielding)Drawing the International Crowd with the Mediation Bill and Amendments to the Civil Law Act — Will It Work? (Leow Yu Jun)Mediation and Social Justice:Restoring Damaged Relationships: The Important Intertwining of Restorative Justice and Mediation in the Past, and Its Potential for the Future (Lidia Syahindah Binti Mohd Maliki)Friends or Frenemies? Community Mediation in Singapore at the Crossroads (Clara Lim Jiaying)Empowerment, Conversation, and Healing: A Closer Look at Victim-Offender Mediation of Sexual Offences (Jolin Chen Si Heng)International Peace Mediation as a Recourse for International Conflict Resolution: Cooperation between the United Nations and Regional Organisations Under Chapter VIII of the UN Charter and the Example of the African Union (Roberto Baumgarten Kuster)Mediating Through Power-Imbalances in the Migrant Workers Context in Singapore (Jennifer Lim Wei Zhen)Mediation Skills:Primed for Settlement: The Application of Priming in the Practice of Mediation (Andy Yeo Yong Chuan)Cognitive Biases at the Mediation Table: A Call for the Mediator's Awareness and Response (Joyce Magdalena)Settlement Rates and the Pressure to Settle (Leonard Chua Jun Yi)The Camel and the Lotus: Where Mindfulness Meets Mediation (Timothy Tan)An Inquiry into Foucault's Conception of Power and Its Implications for Mediation Practice (Lua Chang Jie)
Readership: This series is intended for students and professionals in mediation as well as the general public.
Key Features:Foreward by William Ury, leading international mediator and negotiator, co-author of the seminal title “Getting To Yes” in the dispute resolution industryCollection of essays on unique topics in mediation, both theory and practiceEdited by leading negotiation expert Associate Professor Lee Tye Beng, Joel, and the Executive Director of the Singapore International Mediation Institute, Marcus Lim