In 2003, Fire Island used a negotiating committee to reach consensus on an agreement to guide the drafting of new off-road driving regulations. (Photo courtesy of the National Park Service
This course investigates social conflict and distributional disputes in the public sector. While theoretical aspects of conflict are considered, the focus of the class is on the practice of dispute resolution. Comparisons between unassisted and assisted negotiation are reviewed along with the techniques of facilitation and mediation.