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Justice Fragmented : Mediating Community Disputes Under Postmodern Conditions - George C. Pavlich

Justice Fragmented

Mediating Community Disputes Under Postmodern Conditions

Hardcover Published: 22nd August 1996
ISBN: 9780415113120
Number Of Pages: 216

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Suppose you have a dispute with your neighbour, and wish to secure redress for losses incurred. How might the issue be resolved? Is it worth the cost and time delay to take the issue to court? Or is there some other approach? Over the past few decades a range of alternative, dispute resolution programmes have emerged to settle conflicts informally, outside the courtroom. Drawing on real life experiences of community mediation practices in British Columbia, Canada, the author explores informal justice as an event rendered possible by the fragmentation of justice under postmodern conditions. He develops some of Foucault's ideas on governmentality to erect an analytical framework that does not view community mediation as necessarily empowering, or an inevitable expansion of state control. The analysis identifies how one might engage with current versions of community justice and yet avoid the political apathy that too often accompanies such criticism.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
In Search of a Beginning...p. 1
The Fragmented Auspices of Community Justicep. 16
Calculating Community Justicep. 42
The Critics Respondp. 66
Redrawing Critical Lines of Enquiryp. 82
Governing Disputesp. 106
Governmentalising the Statep. 132
Notesp. 159
Bibliographyp. 176
Indexp. 200
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ISBN: 9780415113120
ISBN-10: 0415113121
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 22nd August 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1