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Legal and Psychological Aspects of Mediation 1335
Dobrokhotova E.N., PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Labour Law and occupational safety , St. Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia, Dobrohotova.E@jurfak.spb.ru
The article focuses on gradual innovation of mediation into the practice of social conflict resolution in the light of legal and psychological means of mediation. While mediation is perceived as a conflictological concept and is more widely used in dispute settlement and resolution, a new interdisciplinary field of theoretical knowledge with its own conceptual framework as well as a new professional and practical field are beginning to form both in Russia and in other countries. As theoretical and practical aspects of innovation in mediation require consolidation not only for its national development but also for the guaranteed international cooperation, the article touches upon some of the particular theoretical issues of the topic in question: terminological consistency, consolidation of the system of mediation principles, the phenomenon of juridisation of mediation and its limits.
Keywords: mediation, juridisation of mediation, mediation alternativeness, the dialectic of the political and the psychological in mediation, mediation principles, confidentiality in mediation, a mediator's neutrality, mediation lawyers.