The review presents the textbook “Alternative Dispute Resolution” edited by Professor
E.A. Borisova (Lomonosov Moscow State University). The reviewer notes the current
state judicial procedural mechanism for resolving civil law disputes. It is not the only
effective tool that parties can use. However, state monopolization of this sphere of activity
is obsolete, and it does not serve the benefit of participants of a civil case, same as it does
not meet the goal of reducing judges schedule. In this regard, it is especially important at
the legislative, doctrinal, educational and applied levels to turn to various legal alternative
ways of resolving disputes. We should understand that alternative ways of resolving
disputes do not have a negative sense, and at a certain level of development they are not
dysfunctional and they do not require state-power intervention. That is why the parties
of a conflict can resolve it with their own expense and efforts or with the involvement of
independent competent experts. Based on this important thesis, the authors of the peerreviewed
textbook revealed in detail the main types of alternative dispute resolution and
the procedure for their implementation.
Keywords: conflictology; alternative dispute resolution; negotiations; mediation; arbitration;
claim proceedings; state justice.