Below please find links to two publications: A book and a report.

The book, Nordic Mediation Research, is an open access collection of 12 research articles on various aspects of mediation. The book can be downloaded for free and each contribution can be downloaded independently. Feel free to distribute the book and the articles to students, colleagues etc.

Download Nordic Mediation Research

Part I – Systemic Aspects of Nordic Mediation

Anna Nylund, ”A Dispute Systems Design Perspective on Norwegian Child Custody Mediation”.

Christian B. N. Gade, “”Restorative Justice”: History of the Term’s International and Danish Use”.

Vaula Haavisto, “Developing Family Mediation in Finland: The Change Process and Practical Outcome”.

Maritha Jacobsson, Lottie Wehlin, and Eva Fromhols, “Victim Offender Mediation in Sweden: An Activity Falling Apart?”.


Part II – The Mediator, Mediation Process and Outcomes

Lin Adrian and Solfrid Mykland, “Unwrapping Court-Connected Mediation Agreements”.

Camilla Bernt, “Custody Mediation in Norwegian Courts: A Conglomeration of Roles and Processes”.

Ida Helene Asmussen, “Mediation in Light of Modern Identity”.

Katrine Barnekow Rasmussen, “When Is Restorative Justice? Exploring the Implications of Restorative Processes in Juvenile Offence Cases Based on Interviews and Observations in Northern Ireland, Norway and Orlando, Florida”.


Part III – Children’s Rights and Mediation

Renee Thørnblad and Astrid Strandbu, “The Involvement of Children in the Process of Mandatory Family Mediation”.

Kirsikka Salminen, “Mediation and the Best Interests of the Child from the Child Law Perspective”.


Part IV – Mediation in Theory and Practice

Kaijus Ervasti, “Past, Present and Future of Mediation in Nordic Countries”.

Maija Gellin, “Mediation in Finnish Schools: From Conflicts to Restoration”.



The report, Report on Mediation Research in the Nordic Countries, May 2018, outlines a summary of 16 researchers’ discussions regarding the state of the art of mediation research in the region and points to areas, where research is especially needed in the future.

Report on Mediation Research in the Nordic Countries