Rory Ridley-Duff is Senior Lecturer in Organisation Behaviour and Human Resource Management and Anthony Bennett is Senior Lecturer in Organisation Behaviour and Human Resource Management at the Centre for Individual and Organisational Development, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University.
Towards mediation: developing a theoretical framework to understand alternative dispute resolution
Article first published online: 23 FEB 2011
© 2011 The Author(s). Industrial Relations Journal © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Industrial Relations Journal
Volume 42, Issue 2, pages 106–123, March 2011
How to Cite
Ridley-Duff, R. and Bennett, A. (2011), Towards mediation: developing a theoretical framework to understand alternative dispute resolution. Industrial Relations Journal, 42: 106–123. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2338.2011.00614.x
- Issue published online: 23 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 23 FEB 2011
This article examines alternative approaches to conflict resolution by developing a theoretical framework that relates dispute resolution practice to philosophical assumptions about authority and knowledge. By investigating the assumptions underpinning interest-based bargaining and mediation their link to direct democracy and challenge to managerial authority are revealed at the level of theory and practice.