Micro dynamics in mediation.
- Publisher: Maynooth Academic Publishing
Edward M. Kennedy Institute
The author has identified a number of styles in mediation, which lead to different processes and different outcomes. Through discourse and conversation analysis he examines the micro dynamics in three of these, the postmodern styles: systemic, transformative and narrative mediation. The differences between the three mediation ideologies and practice is illustrated through role play scripts enacted in each style. Mediator and providers of mediation and trainers in mediation are encouraged to adopt discourse and conversation analysis in order to examine practice and to improve mediation services.