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Coastal zone and continental shelf conflict resolution: improving ocean use and resource dispute management

J.D. Nyhart
159 pp.
MITSG 85-28

The publication of these 19 papers brings the mechanisms of dispute resolution to bear on decision making in ocean affairs in a blend of theory and practice, experience and innovation, reflection and anticipation. They have been written by experienced mediators, third party facilitators, stake-holders, governmental policy makers, and academics. Papers in the first section review conflicts over ocean uses, the opportunities for improving their management, the mechanisms available, and some of the problems to be overcome in arriving at broader usage of those processes. Subsequent sessions examine past experience in specific cases in coastal zones and in continental shelf projects, analyzing why negotiations succeeded or broke down, and what lessons might be drawn. In most of these analyses, mediators are paired as co-authors with one or more stake-holders in order to gain wider perspective on the experience.

type: Workshops, proceedings, symposia

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