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The Media, A Polarized America & Adr Tools To Enhance Understanding Of Perspectives, Ginsey Varghese Kramarczyk May 2019

The Media, A Polarized America & Adr Tools To Enhance Understanding Of Perspectives, Ginsey Varghese Kramarczyk

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article will survey: (1) the intended role of the media in a democracy; (2) the current polarized political climate in the United States; (3) the challenges facing the twenty-first century with the growth of technology, cable news, and online platforms; (4) the media's role in perpetuating conflict; and (5) propose that media professionals use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) tools and processes to increase the public’s understanding of differing perspectives in our conflict-laden political discourse.


Identity-Related Information Asymmetry: Exploring Responses To The “Faceless Other”, Connor Bildfell Oct 2017

Identity-Related Information Asymmetry: Exploring Responses To The “Faceless Other”, Connor Bildfell

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This paper will explore the following core question: What are the various ways in which a known subject may respond to the “faceless other,” and how do we navigate and explain that choice? I will proceed as follows: Parts I and II synthesize the literature on identity and anonymity in conflicts. Part I focuses on understanding the behavior of the “faceless other”, and Part II examines theories as to how the subject responds to the “faceless other.” In Part III, I argue that, when faced with IRIA, we typically adopt one of five common (though often ill-advised) responses. These are …


Sino-American Contract Bargaining And Dispute Resolution, Garrick Apollon Feb 2014

Sino-American Contract Bargaining And Dispute Resolution, Garrick Apollon

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

The article offers information on international trade disputes between the U.S. and China. Topics include economic interdependency of Sino-American trade, cross-legal and cross-cultural relationships between the U.S. and China, and the historical and cultural preference for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in China. Other topics include learning of cross-cultural management and international business negotiation.


Negotiating On Un-Holy Land: The Road From Israel To Palestine , Randolph "Michael" Nacol Ii Mar 2012

Negotiating On Un-Holy Land: The Road From Israel To Palestine , Randolph "Michael" Nacol Ii

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

The Middle East is no stranger to conflict. In particular, the land currently called "Israel" has been through the hands of many dynasties and has long been the center of religious development and identity. Despite turmoil and failed attempts at achieving peace, there is no excuse for complacency in resolving this intolerable Israeli-Palestinian divide. The conflict is arguably the longest, most complicated, deep-seated, and vicious battle in modern history. This article explores various fundamentals of negotiation and settlement with the hopes of spurring ideas, and furthering an interest in how this great conflict might finally be resolved. Recognizing most topics …


Journeys Into The Heart Of Conflict, Kenneth Cloke Mar 2012

Journeys Into The Heart Of Conflict, Kenneth Cloke

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This is an excerpt from a forthcoming book by Mr. Cloke. Sweet, indeed, are the uses of adversity, yet this sweetness is often concealed in the ugly, venomous aspects of conflict. The "precious jewels" our conflicts contain are the deeper truths they are able to teach us. What prevents us from recognizing these deeper truths and learning from our conflicts? What drives us along ugly, venomous paths of aggression and self-destruction rather than dialogue and constructive engagement? What keeps us locked in impasse? And how can a deeper understanding of the origin of our conflicts help us locate these precious …


"El Agua No Se Vende: Water Is Not For Sale!" The Latin American Water Tribunal As A Model For Advancing Access To Water, Mikita A. Weaver Feb 2012

"El Agua No Se Vende: Water Is Not For Sale!" The Latin American Water Tribunal As A Model For Advancing Access To Water, Mikita A. Weaver

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

At the international level, water is now understood to be a basic human right. However, conflict continues to intensify surrounding indigenous people's access to water as the resource becomes scarcer. In particular, this paper will examine the struggle of indigenous people in Latin America and the creation of the Latin American Water Tribunal (LAWT) as a solution. Section II will describe the LAWT, including the formation of the tribunal, case selection, and the structure of the public hearing. Section III will discuss both how the LAWT overcomes problems with the current legal system and the success of the tribunal as …


Resolving Conflicts Over Climate Change Solutions: Making The Case For Mediation , Alana Knaster Feb 2012

Resolving Conflicts Over Climate Change Solutions: Making The Case For Mediation , Alana Knaster

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

This article explores the role that mediation can play in resolving the conflicts that are emerging in the climate change arena. Case studies describing mediation of disputes over air quality standards, timber harvesting, species protection, and ecosystems restoration, which resulted in consensus agreements among multiple, diverse stakeholder groups, demonstrate its applicability to the climate change arena. Mediation is not suited to every dispute or set of disputants. However, an analysis of the opportunities and constraints for addressing climate change disputes at the state, regional, and local levels suggests that mediated negotiations is well suited for resolving a number of the …