Sessions of IRC (International Research Collaborative) on Comparative Disputing
  Behavior At the International Socio-Legal Conference in Berlin (July 25-28, 2007)

Featured Session
New Insights on Disputing Behavior - Comparative Perspectives
(Co-Chairs: Masayuki Murayama, Herbert Kritzer)

Name
Title
Country
Bert Niemeijer*
Varieties in Disputing Behavior in Different Countries: Explanatory Strategies and Methodological Pitfalls
Netherlands
Masayuki Murayama**
Value Attitudes, Problems Experience and Disputing Behavior
Japan
Herbert Kritzer***
Litigation in the News
US
Hazel Genn (Discussant)
Significance of Survey Research for Policy Making
UK
Erhard Blankenburg (Dis)
Theoretical Implications of Comparative Research Results
Netherlands
     * With Marijke ter Voert   ** With Yoshiyuki Matsumura     *** With Robert Drechsel
SESSION 1 Public Attitudes toward Advice Providers and the Court (Chair: Albert Currie)
Name
Title
Country
Miek Laemers
Popular Perceptions, Experiences and Opinions and the Administration of Justice
Netherlands
Albert Klijn
Public Opinion about Sentencing and the Dutch Judiciary: A Gap to Bridge
Netherlands
Manako Kinoshita
The Attitudes of Japanese People toward the Court
Japan
Masaki Abe et al.
Citizens' Experience of Legal Advice Providers: Needs, Satisfaction and Effectiveness of Third-Party Advice Providers for Ordinary Legal Problems in Contemporary Japan
Japan
Jose Juan Toharia
Discussant
Spain
SESSION 2 Comparing Roles of Lawyers and Litigation in Disputing Process (Chair: Jacek Kurczewski)
Name
Title
Country
Manuel A. Gomez
All in the Family: The Influence of Social Networks on Procedural Preferences [A Case Study of a Developing Country
Venezuela
Daniel Foote et al.
Behavior, Decision-Making and Evaluation of Japanese Civil Litigants and Their Lawyers
Japan
A. Bushimata & T. Niki
Mobilizing Lawyers in Japanese Social Context: For What?
Japan
Michael Adler
Can self-representation in tribunals be made to work?
UK
Carl Baar
Discussant
Canada
SESSION 3 Comparing Access to Justice in Canada, Brazil and Japan (Chair: Bert Niemeijer)
Name
Title
Country
Alexandre Veronese
Court-Based Access to Justice Project in Brazil: Between Social Work and Legal Service
Brazil
Maria Tereza Sadek
Access to Justice: Small Claims Courts in Brazil
Brazil
Albert Currie
The Incidence and Patterns of Justiciable Problems in Canada
Canada
Iwao Sato et al.
Citizens' Access to Legal Advice: Self Help, Negotiation and Third-Party Advice Seeking for Ordinary Legal Problems in Contemporary Japan
Japan
SESSION 4 Varieties of Disputing Behavior and Their Determinants (Chair: Helen Hartnell)
Name
Title
Country
Rebecca L. Sandefur
Rank, Resource, and Resourcefulness: Socioeconomic Differences in Responses to Justiciable Problems
US
Ryo Hamano
Advice Seeking Behavior of Civil Disputants in Japan
Japan
Keiichi Ageishi
Land and House Problem and Dsiputing Behavior in Japan
Japan
Malgorzata Fuszara
Social Role of Notorious Litigants
Poland
Helen Hartnell
Discussant
Germany
SESSION 5 International Business Disputes and ADR (Chair: Yves Dezalay)
Name
Title
Country
Jose A. F. Costa
Arbitrator profiles and the discourse of ICSID awards
Brazil
Silvia Beccio
The Role of Arbitration in International Commercial Trade: A Socio-Legal Analysis
Italy
Luigi Cominellli
Disputing and Settling in the World Trade Organization
Italy
SESSION 6 Disputing Behavior and Socio-Political Changes (Chair: Masayuki Murayama )
Name
Title
Country
Jacek Kurczewski
The Use of Courts in Communist Poland and After
Poland
Jolan Hsieh
Indiginous Wisdom and Alternative Dispute Resolution - Case Studies in Taiwan
Taiwan
Ichiro Ozaki
Settling Disputes among Neighbors in Contemporary Japan's Society
Canada
Rogelio Perez Perdomo
Discussant
Venezuela
 

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