Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice

A Treatise on Technology and Dispute Resolution

Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Ethan Katsh and Daniel Rainey (eds.) 9789490947255 | 1 edition, 2012


The book aims at providing a state-of-the-art overview and assessment of the status quo and future of the ODR field by the leading ODR scholars in the world. International, comparative, and interdisciplinary approaches have been utilized, and the book is divided into two main parts. In part one, in-depth assessment of ODR, its applications, and future is provided in a comparative and analytical context, and part two provides a regional oriented approach, where the prospects, challenges, and success of ODR and its applications in the North America, Latin America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and Asia is mapped and fully addressed.

The book is a must read text by scholars, practitioners, academics, and researchers in the dispute resolution and information technology field.

"I found it such a remarkable treatise, a very rich collection of essays addressing in a comprehensive manner a wide range of delicate issues relating to the past, present and future of ODR in different jurisdictions. The book is definitely a major contribution to the theory and practice of ODR." Dr. Mohamed Abdel Raouf | Director | Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration

Target group

Academics and Practitioners in the field of dispute resolution and negotation.

Author's information

Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab  is a founding partner and head of Zulficar Partner’s International Arbitration and Project Finance Department. He is an assistant professor of Law at Cairo University, and holds visiting posts in the UK and USA. He is also an adjunct professor of international commercial arbitration and faculty coordinator for the Indiana University - Indianapolis LL.M. in Business and Comparative Law in Cairo. He is Vice-Chairman, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Cairo Branch)

Ethan Katsh is Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Director of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution and 2010-2011 Distinguished Fulbright Chair in the Social Sciences, University of Haifa

Daniel Rainey is the Chief of Staff for the National Mediation Board (U.S.), a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, and an adjunct faculty member of the graduate dispute resolution programs at Creighton University and Southern Methodist University (


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