Revista de Mediación

Issue 10. Second half 2012

  • Creatividad y crisis

    By Santiago Madrid Liras

  • Sport mediation

    By Olga Montesinos Muñoz

    Conflicts are part of our lives and they also happen in the sports’ arena. This article aims at presenting the conflicts that often occur in sports, how they are currently resolved, and what is the role mediation can play in it. To do that, a description of how sport is organized worldwide is done, explaining also the legal framework that governs sports bodies and the professionals belonging to them, and based on this, how a mediation service can be established. Finally, a presentation is made of the advantages of using mediation as a dispute resolution procedure in sports.

  • «Mediating in health». a proposal for health mediation in hospitals

    By María Carnero de Blas

    This article aims at making the case for the relevance to act in solving the disputes that occur in the field of health. Also, a proposal for intervention is made to manage conflicts that diminish both the quality of the services provided by the health institution, and the willingness and occupational health professionals. Namely, support is given to the mediation procedure as an effective tool for the resolution of the different disputes.

  • Mediation: An Integral Part of the Assistance to Victims of Sexual Violence

    By Dolores Cidoncha Romero

    Post-traumatic stress in victims of sex violence is a side effect of the violence inflicted on them, but also there are other stress agents that are not closely linked to the sexual violence although they might be related. Partly, these stressing agents are originated by the conflicts occurred within the closest referential environment, family, partner, etc., after the sexual violence episode. These conflicts mean a perception or believe of interests understood as something incompatible. In this connection, mediation can be an efficient tool to solve these kinds of family conflict. The purpose of mediation will then be to mediate between the victim and his/her family, not including the offender who has forced the episode/s of sexual violence.

  • Intercultural Mediation to Improve the Family-School Partnership

    By Eva Rodríguez Vindel

    This article sets out the general guidelines of the MIMACE Project: «Intercultural Mediation as a Tool for Improving the Family-School Partnership». This is a programme for schools that can have a high level of conflict related to multiculturalism in their classrooms. The main goal is to improve the necessary relationship between the schools and the families through mediation, so that this alliance can have an impact on the welfare of students, who can ultimately benefit from it. To do this, two types of actions are presented: first, prevention, based on creating more respectful school cultures, and, second, the mediation as a strategy for conflict solving conflicts once they have emerged.

  • Mediation in family businesses

    By Carla Alonso Dal Monte and Mª José Naranjo Hernández

    Family businesses make a great contribution to the Spanish economy. However, statistics prove that few of them survive intergenerational successions. The solutions that are usually offered are limited to cover mainly legal or economic matters, leaving emotional aspects aside. This article proposes the use of mediation to manage these conflicts in a comprehensive manner, with a focus on preventive measures, such as family protocols which serve as a guide for the future both of the firm and the family.

  • Mediation case: mediation in a family company

    By Sara Reyero Serret and Cesar Gil Ballesteros

    Most of the problems faced by family companies are related to aspects of an emotional nature, due to the type of relationship that exists between the family members. In this article we will present a case study of mediation for a family business in which the conflicts arising from a problem in the family were passed on to the business world.

  • Can a MED-ARB serve in two processes?

    By Laura Lozano Correa

    Med-Arb is a controversial hybrid of two processes in which the parties first use mediation, and if the process is not successful, arbitration. In the «pure» form, the same Neutral assists both processes. The main advantage of this practice is the time and money that can be saved. But how can an arbitrator who has held discussions with the parties satisfy the requirements of «impartiality» and be a «fair arbitrator?» The issues analyzed are: 1) if the same Neutral can fairly serve in the Med-Arb process, 2) the UNCITRAL and ICC rules regarding the Med-Arb process, and 3) some recommendations.

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

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