Unit 2 – Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution: What Is It? Why Use It?
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Unit 2 provides a general introduction to alternative dispute resolution: the attempt to define ADR, its historical background, its current resurgence, and why it is gaining popularity. This unit introduces the most popular forms and uses of ADR, with a particular focus on its use in several professions. An ongoing topic of the course is also introduced in Unit 2, namely, the use of ADR methods versus traditional methods of dispute resolution.
When you have completed Unit 2, you should be able to achieve the following learning objectives.
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Morris, Catherine. (May 2002). “Definitions in the field of conflict transformation.”