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The St.Croix Dispute and Resolution
An examination of the negotiation and mediation process utilized in the St.Croix river crossing dispute.
# 103884 | 2,918 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on May 29, 2008 in Engineering (Construction) , Communication (General)

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The paper examines the case of river crossing disputes along the St.Croix River where different interest groups were locked in opposite positions, requiring mediation in order to reach a resolution so that the project could advance. The paper explores the issues involved in the negotiation and mediation process, focusing on the processes that the mediators used in order to reach a satisfactory resolution. The paper states that, overall, this mediation process was completely successful. The paper also looks at improvements that could have been made to the process.

Defining the Problem
Initial Steps in the Mediation Process
Defining the Issues
The Use of Technology
The End of the Dispute
Were the Results Better?
What Could Have Been Done Better?

From the Paper:

"Construction issues involving environmental, economic, social and political interests are often extremely difficult. Most of the difficulty is caused by the fact that the various interest groups have different interests. Often these interests conflict leading to stalemates. These stalemates in turn lead to inaction because no course of action can be determined.
"In these cases mediation is often required in order to resolve the dispute. Often mediators have to find ways to get interest groups to think outside of the box in order to reach a satisfactory resolution."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bazerman, Max H., Moore, Don A, Gillespie, James Judson, "The Human Mind as a Barrier to Wiser Environmental Agreements" in American Behavioral Scientist, Vol.42, No.8, May 1999: 1277-1300.
  • Carpenter, Susan L. and Kennedy, W.J.D, "Understanding Public Disputes: The Spiral of Unmanaged Conflict" in Managing Public Conflict and Reaching Agreements, First Edition, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1988: 3-17.
  • Keyes, Dale, St.Croix River Crossing Controversy: Case Report,U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Morris K Udall Foundation, 2006: 1-14.
  • McCreary, Scott, Bruso, Xantha, Rabb, Jonathan, Rule, Colin, Eng, Mike and Fisher, Larry, Online Dialogue on Conflict/Situation Assessments Final Report, U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, Morris K. Udall Foundation, May 2004: 1-69.
  • Moore, Christopher W, "How Mediation Works" in The Mediation Process: Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1996: 60-61.

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