The research is carried out through an international network involving researchers from four Canadian universities (University of British Columbia, University of Ottawa, Simon Fraser University and York University), and key institutions in Japan (Waseda University, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, Kobe University, Tokyo University, Hokkaido University, University of Shiga Prefecture, Doshida University), China (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai University, Lanzhou University ). In this Phase II project, the network has been expanded to include, Indonesia (Gadjah Madah University, Tarumanagara University, University of Indonesia), and India (Delhi School of Economics, The Indian Statistical Institute, Pragati Abhiyan, ASER Centre). The project also involves close collaboration with Australia’s Melbourne University, Institute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore and researchers from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Team members are drawn from law schools, social science departments, policy research institutes, and dispute resolution organizations, and have a wealth of interdisciplinary training and experience in cross-cultural and comparative research. The interdisciplinary nature of the project and research network underscores its collaborative features.