LGST 489: Alternative Dispute Resolution Report a Broken Link

Alternative Dispute Resolution is a course in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Human Services at Athabasca University. The course is designed to provide you with practical knowledge that will be useful to you in all areas of your life where you may encounter conflicts, disputes, and claims

Unit 1– Conflicts, Disputes, and Claims


READING 1: Brahm, Eric. (September 2003) Conflict stages. Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.
READING 2: Conflict Research Consortium Staff. Book Summary of Social conflict: Escalation, stalemate and settlement (by Dean G. Pruitt and Jeffrey Z. Rubin). beyondintractability.org.
READING 3: Felstiner, William L. F., Abel, Richard L., & Sarat, Austin. (1980–81). The emergence and transformation of disputes: Naming, blaming, claiming. Law & Society Review, 15(3/4), 631–654.
READING 4: Menkel-Meadow, Carrie. (2012). Women in dispute resolution: Parties, lawyers and dispute resolvers: What difference does ‘gender difference’ make? Dispute Resolution Magazine, 18(3), 4–10.

Unit 2 – Introduction to Alternative Dispute Resolution: What Is It? Why Use It?


READING 1: Menkel-Meadow, Carrie. (2000). Mothers and fathers of invention: The intellectual founders of ADR. Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 16(1), 1–37.
READING 2: Morris, Catherine. (May 2002). "Definitions in the field of conflict transformation." www.peacemakers.ca

Unit 3 – Negotiation


READING 1: Alfredson, Tanya, & Cungu, Azeta, (January 2008). Practical steps to integrative bargaining: The seven elements of principled negotiation. In Negotiation theory and practice: A review of the literature. EASYPol online resources for Policy Making, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 18–25.
READING 2: Spangler, Brad. (June 2003). Best alternative to a negotiated agreement (BATNA). Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.
READING 3: Spangler, Brad. (July 2003). Competitive and cooperative approaches to conflict. Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.
READING 4: Spangler, Brad. (June 2003). Distributive bargaining. Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.
READING 5: Spangler, Brad. (June 2003). Integrative or interest-based bargaining. Beyond Intractability.Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder
READING 6: Spangler, Brad. (June 2003). Zone of possible agreement (ZOPA). Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Unit 4 – The Negotiation Process


READING 1: Alfredson, Tanya, & Cungu, Azeta. (January 2008). "Practical Steps to Integrative Bargaining: The Seven Elements of Principled Negotiation." In Negotiation Theory and Practice: A Review of the Literature, EASYPol online resources for Policy Making, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 18–25.
READING 2: Dugan, Máire A. (June 2003). Power. Beyond Intractability.Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.
READING 3: Ebner, Noam. (2014). Analytical preparation for negotiation: A checklist. Creighton University School of Law - Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution.
READING 4: Maiese, Michelle. (August 2004). Interests, positions, needs, and values. Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Unit 5 – Negotiation in Practice


READING 1: Adair, Wendi L., & Brett, Jeanne M. (2005). The negotiation dance: Time, culture, and behavioral sequences in negotiation. Organization Science, 16(1), 33–51.
READING 2: Kirby, J. (1997). Would principled negotiation have saved Eve? A feminist analysis of getting to YES. Otago Law Review, 9(1), 122–143.
READING 3: LeBaron, Michelle. (July 2003). Culture-based negotiation styles. Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.
READING 4: Milo-Locker, Shiri. (April 2004). “The decision to settle—balance, setoffs and tradeoffs between rational, emotional and psychological forces.” www.mediate.com

Unit 6 – Principles of Mediation


READING 1: Alexander, Nadja. (2011). The mediation meta-model—The realities of mediation practice. ADR Bulletin, 12(6), Article 5.
READING 2: Maiese, Michelle. (June 2005). Neutrality. Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.
READING 3: Riskin, Leonard L. (2003). Decision-making in mediation: The new old grid and the new new grid system. Notre Dame Law Review, 79(1), 1–53.
READING 4: Spangler, Brad. (September 2003). Problem-solving mediation. Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.
READING 5: Spangler, Brad. (October 2003). Transformative mediation. Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Unit 7 – The Mediation Process


READING 1: Kaufman, Sanda, Elliott, Michael, & Shmueli, Deborah. (September 2003). Frames, framing and reframing. Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.
READING 2: Maiese, Michelle. (July 2005). Emotions. Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.
READING 3: Maiese, Michelle. (September 2004). Ground rules. Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.
READING 4: Salem, Richard. (July 2003). Empathic listening. Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.
READING 5: Spangler, Brad. (June 2003). Caucus. Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Unit 8 – Mediation in Practice


READING 1: Hallevy, Gabriel. (2011). Therapeutic victim-offender mediation within the criminal justice process—Sharpening the evaluation of personal potential for rehabilitation while righting wrongs under the alternative-dispute-resolution (ADR) philosophy. Harvard Negotiation Law Review, 16(65), 65–94.
READING 2: Lande, John. (2012). The revolution in family law dispute resolution. Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 24, 411–449. University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012–10.
READING 3: Menkel-Meadow, Carrie. (2011). Mediating multiculturally: Culture and the ethical mediator. In Mediation Ethics: Cases & Commentaries. Ellen Waldman (Ed.) San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 305–338.
VIDEO: CRJP284. (April 27, 2009). Restorative justice: Victim offender mediation overview by Mark Umbreit. (YouTube video).

Unit 9 – Hybrid Processes


READING 1: Elliott, David C. (June 1995). Med/Arb: Fraught with danger or ripe with opportunity? Alberta Law Review, 34(1) 163–179.
READING 2: Rowe, Mary. (1991). The ombudsman’s role in a dispute resolution system. Negotiation Journal, 7(4), 353–361.
READING 3: Wittmann, Neil C. (2015). Judicial dispute resolution in the Court of Queen’s Bench: Making resolution accessible. Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal, 25(1), 14–20.

Unit 10 – Online Dispute Resolution


READING 1: Brannigan, Colm. (2008). Online dispute resolution. In CCH Canadian Limited's Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Manual.
READING 2: Brett, Jeanne M., Olekalns, Mara, Friedman, Ray, Goates, Nathan, Anderson, Cameron, & Lisco, Cara Cherry. (2007). Sticks and stones: language, face, and online dispute resolution. Academy of Management Journal, 50(1), 85–99.
READING 3: Ebner, N. (2014). Negotiation via the (new) email. In M. Benoliel (Ed.). Negotiation excellence: Successful deal making (2nd ed.). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.
READING 4: Ebner, N. & Zeleznikow, J. (2015). Fairness, trust and security in online dispute resolution. Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, 36(2), 143–160.

Unit 11 – Designing and Evaluating Systems and Processes


READING 1: Amsler (formerly Bingham), Lisa Blomgren. (2009). Designing justice: Legal institutions and other systems for managing conflict. Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Forthcoming.
READING 2: Brahm, Eric, & Ouellet, Julian. (September 2003) Designing new dispute resolution systems. Beyond Intractability. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess (Eds.). Conflict Information Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder.
READING 3: British Columbia Ministry of Attorney General. (June 2003). Reaching resolution: A guide to designing public sector dispute resolution systems.

Unit 12 – The Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution


READING 1: “Mediation Podcasts and Disputes.” imimediation.org/mediation-podcasts
READING 2: “The Week’s Best Blog Posts.” www.mediate.com/blogs/
READING 3: “Mediation Blogs.” imimediation.org/mediation-blogs