Daniel Rainey is the Chief of Staff for the National Mediation Board (NMB), the US government agency charged with dispute resolution in the airline and railroad industries in the United States. While at the NMB he has guided their ADR programs into a leading role in online dispute resolution, integrating technology into all of the agency’s mission areas and winning the National Archivist’s award for managing electronic records. He regularly is a speaker at international conferences concerned with online dispute resolution, and he is a contributor to a number of publications dedicated to online dispute resolution and the application of technology to the broader field of dispute resolution. He is amember of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), and past Chair of the ACR ODR Section. He is a member of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the co-Chair of their ODR interest group. He is an adjunct member of the faculty in the graduate dispute resolution programs at Creighton University and Southern Methodist University.
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ODR Theory and Practice: Table of Contents, Forward, Introduction & First Chapter: ODR Past, Present & Future
As a service to the ADR and ODR fields, Mediate.com is honored to make the book "Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice" by Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Ethan Katsh and Daniel Rainey ( Eds.) available. We here begin with the Forward, Introduction and First Chapter of "Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice."
From Dan Rainey
Mediate.com was in the "space" (online) for dispute resolvers before anyone else, and has served as a virtual meeting place, communication vehicle, and publisher as technology has moved more and more into the mainstream of ADR practice. Best wishes for 500 more, and 500 more, and 500 more, etc.
ODR and Government
The topic at hand is the use of the Internet to govern, and the role that ODR can play in e-government. Our discussion of e-government will be divided into three main sections: What has changed?; What must government (and e-government) do?; and Where are e-government and ODR going?
ODR and Culture
This chapter begins with some basic definitions of culture, then address the relationship between ODR technology and culture, and finally offers observations about what may be the short term future of intercultural exchanges mediated by online dispute resolution tools.
Online Dispute Resolution and the Development of Theory
We are honored to make "Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice" (Editors: Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Ethan Katsh & Daniel Rainey) available through Mediate.com. The book's twenty four chapters are being made available over twenty four weeks. We here offer the Second Chapter on "Online Dispute Resolution and the Development of Theory" by Daniel Rainey and Leah Wing.
Teaching Online Dispute Resolution: Results from a Survey of Students
Working with student feedback, this article highlights changes in student attitudes toward ODR, and suggests some "best practices" for developing ODR courses.
The Culture in the Code
In the United States, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) has become a routine, and sometimes even a dominant force in the resolution of disputes that traditionally would have gone through some formal, legal process. One observation from the United States will probably serve to make the point. The American Bar Association (ABA), the premier professional association for attorneys in the United States, now has as its largest interest group the Section on Dispute Resolution – a group within the ABA dedicated to dispute resolution outside the formal legal system.
BOOK REVIEW: Staying With Conflict: A Strategic Approach to Ongoing Disputes by Bernard Mayer (Jossey-Bass)
Bernie Mayer has an uncommon ability to draw an argument in a few strokes that makes figures in our field pop out in sharp relief. He did it with 'Beyond Neutrality,' generating a thoughtful and wide-spread discussion about the essential posture of the intervener. He’s done it again with 'Staying with Conflict,' this time bringing into sharp focus the question of whether the goal of “resolution,” a part of the name that we most often use to label our field, is in fact an impediment to effective assistance to parties in conflict.