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Dialogue & Deliberation

Comparing Deliberative Democracy & Conflict Resolution

There has been a lot of interest over the last few years in exploring possible links between public policy conflict resolution and deliberative democracy. Are these two fields related to each other or completely separate or even incompatible? So far, I’m coming up with a yes-yes answer and hopefully that’s not just my mediator mind […]

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Collaboration Practice

Collaborative Practitioners as Consultants

If you were to read up on the practice of consensus-building, you would quickly discover that the recommended model for paying the facilitator or mediator calls for joint contributions by all the parties. The sharing of costs is one way the participants can demonstrate their commitment, but it also helps reassure them that the practitioner’s […]

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