Published 29 November 2017
The Roles of Psychology in International Arbitration is the fortieth addition to the International Arbitration Law Library. The approach and the tone of the book were set by its genesis, a three-day conference in May 2013 at the Brunel University, attended by the contributors to the book amongst others. The conference's aims: the assembly of experts from both the International Arbitration community and various social and pure sciences in order to draw forth and combine different perspectives on International Arbitration, the issues it faces and the purposes it serves.
The diverse list of contributors to the book reflects the success with which the conference organisers implemented this mission statement. Eminent International Arbitration practitioners have authored a number of chapters, but they are by no means in the majority. Whilst, in many instances, the calibre of the contributors makes it difficult to categorise them into any single discipline, one can safely say that the contributors are drawn in equal parts from the worlds of International Arbitration, legal academia and scientific academia. The last category is, unsurprisingly, dominated by psychologists, but not exclusively so.
The Roles of Psychology in International Arbitration (Ed. Tony Cole). Kluwer Law International, April 2017, 456 Pages, ISBN 9789041159212.