Mandatory Workplace Mediation

  • Virginia Vilches Such
  • Alain Laurent VerbekeEmail author
  • Carrie Menkel-Meadow
Part of the Industrial Relations & Conflict Management book series (IRCM)


Mediation has found an entrance in the agenda of policy makers and dispute system designers for several reasons, including its claim to improve access to justice. Yet, there are still many questions regarding the type of conflicts that is really suited to be mediated, and how to design mediation systems capable of delivering the benefits claimed. In fact, the perfect recipe to design an effective and satisfactory mediation system has not been found yet. The challenge is big: how can mediation deliver fairness and justice? For a comprehensive response, we need insights and perspectives from multiple disciplines. Currently, Dispute System Design arises as a new research area that studies conflict from a variety of perspectives (psychology, sociology, law, economics, etc.).


European Union Collective Bargaining Dispute Resolution Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Virginia Vilches Such
    • 1
  • Alain Laurent Verbeke
    • 2
    Email author
  • Carrie Menkel-Meadow
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.University of SevilleSevilleSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of LawUniversity of LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  3. 3.UC Irvine School of LawIrvineUSA
  4. 4.Georgetown LawWashington DCUSA

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