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Policy Development
Policy Development

Working with stakeholders in a policy development decision-making process requires participants to work as a team engaged in critical analysis of environmental issues and solutions. This chapter outlines how to move participants through a decision-making process, including preparing to negotiate; defining group goals; providing opportunities for education, information exchange, and joint fact finding; brainstorming and development of possible options; establishing common criteria and applying criteria to options; negotiating prepared packages; and ratifying agreements. After reading this chapter, you will understand policy development and how to guide participants through a decision-making process.

Decision-Making Model

Foundational to the field of alternative dispute resolution is the process of interest-based negotiation, sometimes referred to as integrative bargaining or distributive negotiation. Interest-based negotiation is based on the principles ...

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