American Arbitration Law: Reformation--Nationalization--Internationalization by Ian R. MacneilAmerican Arbitration Law: Reformation--Nationalization--Internationalization by Ian R. Macneil

American Arbitration Law: Reformation--Nationalization--Internationalization

byIan R. Macneil

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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With an overburdened and cumbersome system of court litigation, arbitration is becoming an increasingly attractive means of settling disputes. Government enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards is, however, rife with tensions. Among them are tensions between freedom of contract andthe need to protect the weak or ill-informed, between the protections of judicial process and the efficiency and responsiveness of more informal justice, between the federal government and the states. Macneil examines the history of the American arbitration law that deals with these and othertensions. He analyzes the personalities and forces that animated the passing of the United States Arbitration Act of 1925, and its later revolutionizing by the Supreme Court. Macneil also discusses how distorted perceptions of arbitration history in turn distort current law.

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Ian R. Macneil is at Northwestern University School of Law.

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Title:American Arbitration Law: Reformation--Nationalization--InternationalizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.54 × 5.75 × 1.06 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"A useful history of the development of arbitration law in the United States during the 20th century....It is well written and easily readable, and Professor MacNeil's strong views on the development of the law make the material much more entertaining than the usual treatises on thesubject."--World Arbitration and Mediation Report