Environment and Sustainability Negotiation Role-Play: DirtyStuff I

TitleEnvironment and Sustainability Negotiation Role-Play: DirtyStuff I
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsSusskind, L
Keywordsagency, agreement, agreements, bluffing, Carson Extension, coalition, competition, consensus, consensus building, contingent agreement, cooperation, cooperative, dispute, facilitator, HNI, legitimacy, mediation, mediator, negotiate, negotiating, negotiation, negotiation simulation, negotiations, negotiator, PON, relationship, teflex, Teflex Products

Five-person, multi-issue facilitated negotiation among industry, environmental, labor, and government representatives to develop single-text regulation of toxic industrial by-product.

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Exposure to “Dirty Stuff” in the industrial workplace is an issue of major concern to three coalitions representing environmental organizations, industry groups, and labor unions. During past hearings the divergence in their views has become public knowledge. Congress has responded by passing a law requiring The Agency to take action. The Agency, called in a consultant to interview leaders of the concerned coalitions, and draft a proposed agreement. The coalitions and Agency leaders are about to meet to review the draft. The parties will discuss the acceptable levels of risk, the quality of cleaning techniques, and monitoring and evaluation of the cleaning procedures. A neutral party has been asked to help facilitate the meeting.