ADR process typology: Decisionmaking and difference

Adams, Brian (2010) ADR process typology: Decisionmaking and difference. Dialogue e-Journal, 8 1: .

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Author Adams, Brian
Title ADR process typology: Decisionmaking and difference
Journal name Dialogue e-Journal
ISSN 1448-5605
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 8
Issue 1
Total pages 12
Editor Constance Duncombe
George Karavas
Place of publication St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
Publisher School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Difference is seen as a fundamental driver of conflict. This paper seeks to provide the groundwork to explicitly address difference at a fundamental level by proposing a typology of three alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes: collaboration, negotiation and deliberation. This typology is based on the engagement with difference between the participants exemplified in each of the ADR processes. It is shown that, in negotiation, difference is not addressed, hence the possible range of outcomes are typically distributive. Collaborative outcomes are usually integrative. This is because the process views difference as a resource and seeks to integrate these differences into an outcome that recognises and satisfies as many as possible. However, the differences between participants remain unexamined. The final process presented is deliberation, where difference is the setting of engagement between participants and made the subject of inquiry in two dialogic steps: argument and reflection. The outcomes of deliberative processes are described as a hybrid of distributive and integrative outcomes.
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