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The consensus building handbook : a comprehensive guide to reaching agreement

Author: Lawrence Susskind; Sarah McKearnan; Jennifer Thomas-Larmer
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. ; London : Sage Publications, cop. 1999.
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This handbook on group decision-making for those wanting to operate in a consensus fashion stresses the advantages of informal, common sense approaches to working together. It describes how any group  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Susskind; Sarah McKearnan; Jennifer Thomas-Larmer
ISBN: 0761908447 9780761908449
OCLC Number: 924852503
Description: xxiv, 1147 s. ; 27 cm
Contents: IntroductionPART ONE: A SHORT GUIDE TO CONSENSUS BUILDINGAn Alternative to Robert's Rules of Order for Groups, Organizations and Ad Hoc Assemblies that Want to Operate by Consensus - Lawrence SusskindPART TWO: HOW TO BULID CONSENSUSChoosing Appropriate Consensus Building Techniques and Strategies - Susan CarpenterConducting a Conflict Assessment - Lawrence Susskind and Jennifer Thomas-LarmerDesigning a Consensus Building Process using a Graphic Road Map - David A StrausConvening - Chris CarlsonThe Role of Facilitators, Mediators, and Other Consensus Building Practitioners - Michael ElliotRepresentation of Stakeholding Interests - David LawsManaging Meetings to Build Consensus - David A StrausProducing Consensus - Sarah McKearnan and David FairmanJoint Fact-Finding and the Use of Technical Experts - John R Ehrmann and Barbara L StinsonMaking the Best Use of Technology - Connie P OzawaDealing with the Press - James E KundeDealing with Deep Value Differences - John ForesterLegal Issues in Consensus Building - Dwight Golann and Eric E Van LoonImplementing Consenus-Based Agreements - William R Potapchuk and Jarle CrockerVisioning - Carl M Moore, Gianni Longo and Patsy PalmerCollaborative Problem Solving within Organizations - Christopher W Moore and Peter WoodrowEvaluating Consensus Building - Judith E InnesPART THREE: CASES AND COMMENTARIESIntroduction to the Cases and Commentaries - Michele FerenzActivating a Policy Network - Peter Driessen The Case of Mainport SchipolThe Northern Oxford County Coalition - Sarah McKearnan and Patrick Field Four Maine Towns Tackle a Public Health MysteryThe Chelsea Charter Consensus Process - Susan L PodzibaAffordable Housing Mediation - Lawrence Susskind and Susan L Podziba Building Consensus for Regional Agreements in the Hartford AreaSan Francisco Estuary Project - Judith E Innes and Sarah ConnickResolving Science-Intensive Public Policy Disputes - Scott McCreary Reflections on the New York Bight InitiativeNegotiating Superfund Cleanup at the Massachusetts Military Reservation - Edward ScherRuleNet - Michele Ferenz and Colin Rule An Experiment in On-Line Consensus BuildingRegulatory Negotiations - Jan Jung-Min Sunoo and Juliette A Falkner The Native American ExperienceCross-Cultural Community-Based Planning - Norman Dale Negotiating the Future of the Haida Gwaii (British Columbia)The Chattanooga Process - John Parr A City's Vision is RealizedFrom City Hall to the Streets - Catherine Connolly A Community Plan Meets the Real WorldThe Catron County Citizens' Group - Melinda Smith A Case Study in Community CollaborationFacilitating Statewide HIV/AIDS Policies and Priorities in Colorado - Michael A Hughes with John Forester and Irene WeiserFinding Common Ground on Abortion - Michelle LeBaron and Nike CarstarphenOrganizational Trauma Recovery - David Brubaker The "God's Fellowship Community Church" Reconciliation ProcessBuilding Consensus for Change within a Major Corporation - Judy Mares-Dixon, Julie A McKay and Scott Peppett The Case of Levi Strauss & Co
Responsibility: editors, Lawrence Susskind, Sarah McKearnan, Jennifer Thomas-Larmer.


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