The Art of Negotiation: A Simulation for Resolving Conflict in Federal States / Edition 1

The Art of Negotiation: A Simulation for Resolving Conflict in Federal States / Edition 1

by Jonathan Rose, Alexis Conrad, John McLean
     
 

ISBN-10: 155111481X

ISBN-13: 9781551114811

Pub. Date: 01/23/2002

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

How do leaders in a federation make important decisions? Whose interests should be paramount: those of the state or the federal government? What are the costs and benefits of symmetrical and asymmetrical federalism? These are some of the questions explored in The Art of Negotiation.

This book sets up a game or simulation intended to help students

Overview

How do leaders in a federation make important decisions? Whose interests should be paramount: those of the state or the federal government? What are the costs and benefits of symmetrical and asymmetrical federalism? These are some of the questions explored in The Art of Negotiation.

This book sets up a game or simulation intended to help students understand the role of negotiation in intergovernmental relations. The setting is the fictional country of Holden. Participants role-play first ministers and other ministers at an intergovernmental conference. They learn how federal states manage such issues as the competing and conflicting demands of cultural and linguistic protection for minorities, the appropriate distribution of economic wealth among its states, and the accommodations that need to be made when a country engages in more liberalized trade with its neighbours.

Though "Holden" is not real, the problems discussed in this book are ones faced by virtually all federal countries: issues of language, fiscal equality, cultural protection of minorities, and the appropriate balance of power between central and provincial or state governments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551114811
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
01/23/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

-The simulated state

-The context

-The structure

-Simulating the Federal-State Conference

-Concluding the simulation

-Understanding the Outcome

The Government of Holden

-Briefing book

-Strategy document

The State of Agrawan

-Briefing book

-Strategy document

The State of Hudson

-Briefing book

-Strategy document

The State of Lotus

-Briefing book

-Strategy document

The State of Severn

-Briefing book

-Strategy document

The State of Wattsland

-Briefing book

-Strategy document

Appendix

-National equalization program

-Holden constitution

-Holden's political party system

-Holden's economy: state and national profiles

Glossary

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