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mediatization

1. The increasing importance of the mass media in society and culture: for example, in politics and sport. Often used pejoratively. See also media culture; media event. ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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Music
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15 words

... Inflection in plainchant occurring at the end of first section of a...

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
Subject:
Social sciences
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74 words

... Intervention aimed at resolving conflicts through negotiation. Mediation differs from arbitration in that there is no previous agreement between the parties in dispute to accept the recommendation of the mediator. Mediation can be requested by the antagonists or volunteered by a third party. In international disputes, mediators may be representatives of states or international organizations such as the United Nations. Mediation is also commonly used to resolve industrial conflicts between labor and...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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2016
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Social sciences, Business and Management
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81 words

... The intervention of a neutral third party in an industrial dispute. The object is to enable the two sides to reach a compromise solution to their differences, which the mediator usually does by seeing representatives of each side separately and then together. If the mediator has power to make binding awards the process is known as arbitration ; if the mediator can only suggest means of settling the dispute it is known as conciliation . See Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service...

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care (2 ed.)

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2018

... A non-adversarial process through which people involved in a dispute negotiate with each other with the assistance of a mediator (or sometimes two mediators), and seek to reach agreement. Mediation usually focuses on future rather than past behaviour, and is most often thought of in relation to family problems, such as when a relationship has broken down. In such circumstances, it can be used to consider any of the issues arising from the breakdown including financial arrangements, care of the children, and the future of the family home. However,...

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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2009
Subject:
Law
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802 words

...cooperation. However, mediators working in these fields participated, with the Law Society, in a government‐sponsored project to create ‘occupational standards’ for mediation, leading to a mediation qualification as part of a larger governmental scheme to devise National Vocational Qualifications ( ‘NVQs’ ). Subsequently, mediation organizations in the commercial, community, and family fields came together in a Joint Mediation Forum to draft a common Model Code of Conduct for mediators. The Forum proved short‐lived, but mediation providers in the civil and...

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
100 words

... ‘Mediation, as a method of peaceful settlement of international disputes, means the participation of a third State or a disinterested individual in negotiations between States in dispute. The role of the mediator is well expressed in Article 4 of the Hague Convention on the Pacific Settlement of Disputes of 1899 [187 C.T.S. 410] as “reconciling the opposing claims and appeasing the feelings of resentment which have arisen between the States at variance” ’: David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies, International Disputes. The Legal...

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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2018
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Law
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219 words

...mediation n. 1. A form of alternative dispute resolution in which an independent third party ( mediator ) assists the parties involved in a dispute or negotiation to achieve a mutually acceptable resolution of the points of conflict. The mediator, who may be a lawyer or a specially trained nonlawyer, has no decision-making powers and cannot force the parties to accept a settlement. In family law, for example, mediators assist spouses to resolve disputes that have arisen as a consequence of the breakdown of their marriage by reaching agreement or...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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2015
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Law
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218 words

... 1 A form of alternative dispute resolution in which an independent third party ( mediator ) assists the parties involved in a dispute or negotiation to achieve a mutually acceptable resolution of the points of conflict. The mediator, who may be a lawyer or a specially trained non-lawyer, has no decision-making powers and cannot force the parties to accept a settlement. In family law, for example, mediators assist spouses to resolve disputes that have arisen as a consequence of the breakdown of their marriage by reaching agreement or reducing conflict...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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2020
Subject:
Media studies
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345 words

... social relations , power relations , or the affordances or biases of a medium (which may select, reduce, or amplify phenomena). See also mediatization . 6. More specifically, the intervening role of the mass media and journalists in communicating messages or representing reality to audiences , which has ideological implications: see also agenda setting ; bias ; media hegemony ; mediated communication ; news values ; compare premediation ; remediation . 7. In cultural and literary theory, the transformational role of intermediary...

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2018
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Law
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172 words

...mediators, they are playing a facilitative rather than judicial role. Parties in dispute can voluntarily seek mediation. In some jurisdictions it is mandatory to participate in mediation to attempt to resolve a dispute. Where a contract has a dispute resolution clause requiring mediation, generally parties must participate in good faith and exhaust mediation procedures prior to commencing legal action. Any settlement reached through mediation will usually be enforceable. Related terms include facilitation, conciliation, and conferencing. Online mediation ...

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A Dictionary of Human Resource Management (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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104 words

...mediation is a means of resolving employment disputes between employers and trade unions which represents a ‘halfway house’ between conciliation and arbitration . A conciliator helps the parties to a dispute find a mutually acceptable solution, whilst an arbitrator makes an award that both parties agree in advance to accept. A mediator, in contrast, makes recommendations for the solution of a dispute, but the parties do not undertake to accept them in advance. Mediation is a service provided by ACAS though, as with arbitration, ACAS officers themselves...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

...mediation A discussion process aimed at narrowing differences between adversarial parties in industrial disputes that sometimes invokes health concerns in the course of resolving conflict. As a method of conflict management, mediation is used in complex political confrontations and to help to resolve marital and familial conflicts. ...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... An informal, voluntary process for resolving disputes, in which parties are encouraged to discuss issues openly, all decisions are reached by consensus, and any participant can withdraw at any...

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A Dictionary of Cultural Anthropology

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Anthropology
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83 words

...mediation A form of dispute resolution in which a third party intervenes to help reach an agreement and restore harmony among adversaries. Legal anthropologists have observed that mediators are typically individuals of high status and socially recognized prestige or authority, such as a family elder, community leader, or public official, who work through an accepted social process to resolve the conflict. Anthropologists have played an important role in shaping the field of ‘alternative dispute resolution’, which relies heavily on mediation. See ...

Mediation, Formal

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
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2,009 words

...and fair agreement. Traditional mediation tends to include a somewhat different set of activities than informal and problem-solving mediation . Government mediators conducting traditional international mediation often have a significant stake in the conflict and its outcome, and, along with the methods outlined previously, also actively suggest, promote, and help sustain a settlement (Princen 1991 ). Unofficial efforts generally lack the resources to play this role. In carrying out formal mediation, mediating states often act as chairs, hosts,...

Unofficial Mediation

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1,785 words

...Forms The literature on mediation displays a tendency toward either a more restricted conception of unofficial mediation or, more recently, a more holistic one. The latter embraces a whole subset of different forms and activities; many do not necessarily include mediation in the strict sense of the term. In broadening the concept, Chigas ( 2005 ) identifies three main different “tracks” of unofficial diplomacy or mediation. Track one refers to official mediation, whereas track one and a half may entail unofficial actors mediating and conducting dialogue with...

Eminent Person Mediation

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1,337 words

...Person Mediation . Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution ( ADR ) that aims to assist two or more disputants in reaching an agreement. Eminent person mediation is the attempt to resolve conflict through the assistance of a person who is deemed to be an expert or authority in the field, as a third (or fourth) or—if there are multiple actors—as an independent role player. In mediation, the parties themselves determine the outcome, be it a formal agreement or the decision not to pursue further attempts to resolve disputes amicably. Mediators assist...

Arbitration and Mediation

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Law
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1,434 words

...in mediation, the parties only come to an agreement if they are willing to agree and the mediator has no authority to make a decision. In addition, the ethics of mediation often include that the mediator should not coerce disputants into an agreement that they are not comfortable with signing and should not allow an agreement to be signed when one party is coercing the other into the agreement. But it is not the mediator's responsibility to ensure a just or fair outcome. This is left to the choice of the party in the dispute. In practice, mediation is used...

Mediation, Psychological Aspects of

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
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2,511 words

...of a divorcing couple or the citizens of a country engaged in a civil war. Mediation is distinguished from another third-party process, arbitration. In mediation, the agreement is arrived at voluntarily, whereas in arbitration, if the parties cannot reach agreement themselves, then the arbitrator makes the decision for them. Two Orientations toward the Mediation Process Most discussions of mediation note two different orientations that mediators may take toward the mediation process: (1) a resolution orientation, the principal goal of which is to reach a...

Blood Feuds, Mediation of

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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2010
Subject:
Social sciences
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1,905 words

...for mediation processes and conflict resolution as detailed in its traditional laws, articles 965–968. The rise in the number of feuds has prompted many individuals and groups to take on the role of mediator. Although the Kanun specifies that a mediator “may be a man or a woman, a boy or a girl, or even a priest,” the role of the mediator is usually taken on by the revered (male) elders of the tribes and villages. In northern Albania, Catholic priests have for centuries worked hard both to eradicate the system of feuding and to mediate in existing...

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