Mediation: the terminological debate
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‘Mediation’ is a slippery concept – a feature it shares in common with many conceptual and behavioural categories including lawyering and psychology. Repetitive debates rage over what are the features of real, pure, classical or sound mediation and what are the hybrid add-ons. This article briefly addresses the multiple meanings of the concept of ‘mediation’ and some reasons for the continued interest in terminology.