Multi-Criteria Methods for Alternative Dispute Resolution, with Microcomputer Software Applications

Synopsis

This book is designed to facilitate dispute resolutions that involve arriving at mutually beneficial solutions, possibly even super-optimum solutions that are better than the initial best expectation of all sides to the dispute. Nagel describes how decision-aiding software can facilitate multi-criteria dispute resolution, clarifying the general nature of computer-aided negotiation and mediation, and discussing the topic in the contexts of rule-making and legal policy, and rule-applying litigation. Future applications, such as computer-aided mediation and group decision-making with phone modems, are also addressed.