This handbook on group decision-making for those wanting to operate in a consensus fashion stresses the advantages of informal, common sense approaches to working together. It describes how any group can put these approaches into practice, and relates numerous examples of situations in which such approaches have been applied.

Regulatory Negotiations: The Native American Experience
Regulatory negotiations: The Native American experience
Jan Jung-MinSunoo
Juliette A.Falkner

This negotiated rulemaking process has been a model for developing successful Federal and tribal partnerships in other endeavors. The consensus process allowed for true bilateral negotiations between the Federal government and the tribes in the best spirit of the government-to-government relationship.

—Secretaries Bruce Babbitt (Department of the Interior) and Donna Shalala (Department of Health and Human Services), commending the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act amendments' negotiations (Federal Register, 1996)

The views presented here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the federal government. The authors wish to acknowledge the helpful commentary and analysis offered by many of the participants in the negotiations. Especially helpful were comments offered ...

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