INSTITUTIONALIZATION: SAVIOR OR SABOTEUR OF MEDIATION?

SHARON PRESS

Copyright 1997 Florida State University Law Review

Abstract

This Article discusses institutionalization, referring to any entity (governmental or otherwise) which, as an entity, adopts alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures as a part of doing business. The Article focuses primarily on the institutionalization of court mediation programs, with examples drawn from Florida's experience, although many of the same opportunities and concerns raised are readily transferable to other institutions. The author believes that Florida's experience with court-connected mediation can serve as a case study for how and why bureaucracies develop.


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