Mediating Public Disputes

TitleMediating Public Disputes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsSusskind, L
JournalNegotiation Journal

The legislative process is too primitive to take account of the scientific and technical intricacies of various public policy choices, too easily manipulated by party members, and not especially well suited to reconciling (as opposed to papering over) conflicting values. The administrative processes of government are susceptible to manipulation by those in power, often without any attention to the merits of competing claims.