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POLS 1195 Conflict and Negotiation (Burch)

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dispute resolution
conflict resolution
conflict management
negotiation
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) examples: facilitation, negotiation, mediation, arbitration
restorative Justice
peace Circles
victim-Offender Reconciliation Programs (VORP)
truth and Reconciliation commissions
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Classic Articles in Dispute Resolution
Aubert V. "Competition and Dissensu: Two Types of Conflict and Conflict Resoluation." Journal of Conflict Resolution 7 (1963): 26-32.
Barsky, A.E. "When Advocates and Mediators Negotiate." Negotiation Journal 9 (1993) 115-122; 273-274.
Lang, Michael, ed. "Transformative Approaches to Mediation". Special Issue. Mediation Quarterly 13(4) (1996).
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Prominent Authors in the field:
Azar, Edward E.
Bercowitch, Jacob.
Blalock, Hubert M.
Boulding, Kenneth
Burton, John.Bush, Robert A.
De Bono, Edward
Kolb, Deborah
Pruitt, Dean G.
Kriesberg, Louis
Lang, Michael
Menkel-Meadow, Carrie
Moore, Christopher W.
Pruit, Dean G.
Rubin, Jeffrey Z.

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