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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Mediation in Family Disputes: Principles of Practice 4th ed isbn 9781409450344

Mediation in Family Disputes 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780754646242
New Edition ISBN: 9781409450344
Previous Edition ISBN: 1857423151
Published: July 2008
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This is the authoritative textbook on family mediation. As well as mediators, this work will be indispensable for practitioners and scholars across a wide range of fields, including social work and law. It draws on a wide cross-disciplinary theoretical literature and on the author's extensive and continuing practice experience. It encompasses developments in policy, research and practice in the UK and beyond.

Roberts presents mediation as an aid to joint decision-making in the context of a range of family disputes, notably those involving children. Mediation is seen as a process of intervention distinct from legal, social work and therapeutic practice, drawing on a distinctive body of knowledge across disciplinary fields including anthropology, psychology and negotiation theory. Drawing on empirical evidence, the book emphasises the value of mediation in mitigating the harmful effects of family breakdown and conflict.

First published in 1988, this was a pioneering work. Now that the field is well established, the third edition has been fully updated to incorporate legal and policy developments in the UK and in Europe, new sociological and philosophical perspectives on respect, justice and conflict, and international research and practice innovations.

Family Law
Preface to the 3rd edition
What is family mediation?
The emergence of family mediation
The legal context
Conflicts and disputes
Negotiation and mediation
The mediator
The session and the strategies
When to mediate
Children and the mediation process