Revista de Mediación

Issue 1. First half 2008

  • Presentación: Nuevos Caminos, Nuevos Puentes

    By Santiago Madrid Liras

  • Online Mediation

    By Ramón Alzate Sáez De Heredia

    As society becomes increasingly complex, globalized and unstable, conflict resolution professionals must develop procedures and methodologies that adapt to this new situation. On line mediation (and other web-based conflict resolution procedures) is a process that uses new information technologies (especially the Internet) to help resolve disputes arising in both the real and the virtual world. The paper outlines the principles and applicability of this new professional practice within the field of conflict resolution.

  • Is Restorative Justice A Real Option? Comparative Analysis Of Two Mediation Programs With Minor Offenders

    By Rosa Pulido Valero

    The present article compares two minor offender mediation programs. The first one is the Madrid program, within the Juvenile Justice context; the other one within is the Restorative Justice program, in Oregon (USA), inside a community service context. A preliminary analysis first examines the restorative justice programs in general, in relation to the possibilities of intervention with minor offenders. Secondly, both programs are contextualized to compare the differences and the similarities in the intervention. Another important aspect to note are the evaluations conducted of these kind of programs, which point out their efficacy. Finally, in the last section of the text, thoughts about the future of these mediation programs are discussed.

  • Mediation As A Tool To Prevent School Violence

    By Gema Martín Seoane

    Mediation based on a peer support model is one of the resources more widely used these days in violence prevention programmes. On the basis of a previous analysis of school violence, this article is a reflection upon mediation as a prevention tool from a global point of view, and it underlines the contributions of this strategy at a school level and family-school cooperation level. Also, the possibilities and constraints of this approach are analysed.

  • The Power Of A Genuine Apology

    By Maria Percaz Four-Pome

    It is important the practice of apologizing for personal relationships in an environment of positive coexistence. As it happens in any social practice, we have learned to apologize, but that learning is not going farther than being just a parody of a real apology. In this article we reflect about the sincere apology, and how it gives us the possibility of a positive change when it is done in an assertive way. Apologizing, that communicative current which dances between two speakers, also assumes its acceptation or its rejection. This way that goes and comes between the person who presents it and the person who receives it, also contributes to an effective dialogue; so, therefore, it is useful for a conflict negotiation.

What is Revista de Mediación

It is an academic, biannual, online, and free of charge journal on Mediation and other ADR, of high editorial quality, highlighted relevance and professional interest that encourages scientific study and rigor, best practices and innovation, analysis and positive resolution of conflict through alternative and peaceful ways (ADR). It is addressed to mediators, specialists in conflict analysis, management and resolution, and to those interested in these fields.

What articles are accepted

The “Revista de Mediación” management team considers the best authors and the most updated research projects that might be of interest for the entire mediation practitioners. Having quality papers is, ultimately, the main criterion to decide upon publication. In order to accurately respond to the professional principle this Journal aims at, we consider that it is appropriate to meet some requirements other publications, publication standards and writing books have in order to insure the relevance of the published topics.

How to submit papers

If you wish your article to be assessed for publication by “Revista de Mediación” please send the following documents to the email templates can be downloaded here.