Handbook of Conflict Management

By William J. Pammer Jr.; Jerri Killian | Go to book overview

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: PART III
1. With which of the following perspectives do you most closely identify and why?
a. Mediated negotiation results in formal authorities delegating decision-making power to stakeholders who are not accountable to the public at large.
b. Democratic governance is strengthened by the process of mediated negotiation through shared decision making among stakeholders and through challenging the power traditionally held by institutions and elites.
c. Mediated negotiation results in stakeholders being coopted into believing they share decision-making power with formal authorities, although true power is retained by institutions and elites.
2. In what specific ways can the process of mediated negotiation be differentiated from the pluralist model of interest group politics to reconcile disparate interests?
3. How does the diversity of stakeholders and participants add significant complexity to conflict management processes?
4. How is consensus decision making different from ensuring that outcomes satisfy all involved actors or parties?
5. In what specific ways can the environmental and political climates of the community significantly affect the dynamics of conflict management processes among multiple stakeholders?
6. What effects do role clarity and role ambiguity, respectively, have on the processes of conflict management with multiple stakeholders?
7. What are the potential benefits or strengths of consensus decision making among multiple stakeholders?

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • 1 - Conflict Resolution Education 3
  • 2 - The Qualities of Peacemakers 33
  • 3 - Contested Truths 49
  • 4 - Experiential Learning 85
  • Discussion Questions: Part I 101
  • 5 - Dispute System Design in Organizations 105
  • 6 - Assessing Group Conflict 129
  • 7 - Workplace Bullying 149
  • 8 - Political and Administrative Roles in School District Governance 169
  • Discussion Questions: Part II 203
  • 9 - Mediated Negotiation and Democratic Theory 207
  • 10 - Conflict Management and Community Partnering 219
  • 11 - The Method of Dialogue 243
  • 12 - The Only Game in Town 257
  • Discussion Questions: Part III 269
  • Index 271
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