Feminist Dispute Resolution|
Fall 2020 not offered
Is feminist negotiation possible? What would egalitarian alternative dispute resolution (ADR) entail? In the first part of this course, we will study and practice traditional dispute resolution techniques. Each student will participate in two-person and multiparty mediations, arbitrations, and quasi-judicial presentations. In the second part of the course, we will study and practice feminist dispute resolution techniques, including "invitational rhetoric." Students will then draw upon the course readings and in-class negotiation exercises to answer questions such as: Should we match dispute resolution strategies to parties' personalities or desired outcomes? Whose conception of fairness and social good should guide our negotiation practices? Are dispute resolution techniques gendered? By the end of the course, students will be more confident negotiators. They will also be able to discuss, debate, and recommend strategies for resolving conflicts and contributing to social justice. Students will be assessed based upon: their preparation for negotiations; their participation in negotiations; their performance on a written mid-term examination; and their performance on a final oral examination addressing the question: "Is feminist negotiation possible?"
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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The chapters and journal articles required for this course will be available via Moodle and Olin Library.
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Course Evaluation: Preparation for negotiations (lowest grade dropped), 30%; Participation in negotiations (lowest grade dropped), 30%; Mid-term examination, 30%; and final examination (orally presented to the professor, TBA), 10%.
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