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On Mediation: Historical, Legal, Anthropological and International Perspectives

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Volume 22

Integration and Conflict Studies

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On Mediation

Historical, Legal, Anthropological and International Perspectives

Edited by Karl Härter, Carolin Hillemanns and Günther Schlee

238 pages,

ISBN  978-1-78920-869-6 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (September 2020)

eISBN 978-1-78920-870-2 eBook

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“A very nice compilation of interesting articles on mediation and related practices of third-party conflict regulation from various perspectives, including legal, anthropological, sociological, historical, psychological and philosophical perspective.” • Daniel Girsberger, University of Lucerne

“This edited volume makes an important contribution to the literature on mediation by offering interdisciplinary perspectives, both in comparison and in dialogue with one another.” • Ronald Niezen, McGill University


Exploring mediation and related practices of conflict regulation, this book takes an interdisciplinary approach that includes historical, legal, anthropological and international perspectives. Divided into three sections, the volume observes historical and current relations between mediation and the criminal justice system and provides anthropological perspectives and case studies to explore mediation and arbitration in international arenas. In this regard, the book provides an innovative perspective on mediation and new insights into conflict regulation.

Karl Härter is Professor, Research Group Leader and Senior Research Scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt/Main and  a member of the International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment, Halle/Germany.

Carolin F. Hillemanns is scientific coordinator at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Halle, Germany. She has researched many fields including social responsibility, international criminal law and policy, transitional justice, international human rights law, globalization, and German constitutional law.

Günther Schlee is one of the Founding Directors of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. His main publications include Identities on the Move: Clanship and Pastoralism in Northern Kenya (Manchester University Press, 1989) and How Enemies Are Made: Towards a Theory of Ethnic and Religious Conflict (Berghahn Books, 2008).

Subject: Peace and Conflict StudiesApplied Anthropology


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