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The Idea of Arbitration

Jan Paulsson


What is arbitration? This book provides a novel theoretical examination of the concept of arbitration, attempting to answer fundamental questions which have rarely been addressed systematically in English. It explores the place of arbitration in the legal process, offering a challenging overview of the field and its theoretical underpinnings and contending that arbitration is important enough to be understood in its own terms, as a sui generis feature of social life. Why do individuals, companies, and States choose to go to arbitration rather than through litigation? Arbitration can offer incr ... More

Keywords: arbitration, legal process, litigation, decision-making, compliance, ethical challenges, moral hazards

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199564163
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564163.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Paulsson, author
Holder of Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair, University of Miami