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Research and Markets: Discourse and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Discourse and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration" book to their offering.

It is increasingly held that international commercial arbitration is becoming colonized by litigation. This book addresses, in a range of ways and from various locations and sites, those aspects of arbitration practice that are considered crucial for its integrity as an institution and its independence as a professional practice. The chapters offer multiple perspectives on the major issues in play, highlighting challenges facing the institution of arbitration, and identifying opportunities available for its development as an institution. The evidence of arbitration practice presented is set against the background of practitioner perceptions and experience from more than 20 countries.


The volume will serve as a useful resource for all scholars and practitioners interested in the institution of arbitration and its professional practices.

Key Topics Covered:


Part I Issues and Challenges

International commercial arbitration practice: a discourse-based perspective

Part II Analyses and Evidence

- Addressing international arbitration's ambivalence: hard lessons from Australia

- Systems of genres in international commercial arbitration

- Evidence, oral testimony and cross interrogatory in international arbitration

- Enforcement of arbitral awards in Hong Kong: legal and political challenges

- Language and power in arbitration proceedings: insights into theory and practice

- Appraisal analysis of dissenting and concurring opinions

- The judicialization of arbitration discourse in the Italian context

- Arbitration awards as accounts

- Cultural variation in arbitration journals: the International Court of Arbitration Bulletin and Arbitration International compared

- Voices in arbitration awards: polyphony and language reports

- A comparison between American and Italian online dispute resolution systems

- Arbitration in action: the display of arbitrators' neutrality in witness hearings

- Arbitration in Italy: a two-headed Janus?

- Is arbitration being colonized by litigation? - practitioners' views in the Singapore context

- Confidentiality v. publicity: the impact of international arbitration in the media

Part III Prospects and Conclusions

Contested identities in international arbitration practice, Vijay K. Bhatia, Christopher N. Candlin and Maurizio Gotti;



Vijay K. Bhatia

Christopher N Candlin

Maurizio Gotti

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