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Early Alternative Dispute Resolution In A Federal Administrative Agency Context: Experimentation With The Offeror Process At The Consumer Product Safety Commission, Carl W. Tobias Jan 1987

Early Alternative Dispute Resolution In A Federal Administrative Agency Context: Experimentation With The Offeror Process At The Consumer Product Safety Commission, Carl W. Tobias

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During the 1980s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has come of age. Much experimentation with consensual decisional processes has been conducted in the context of federal administrative agency proceedings. The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) has stamped its imprimatur on the concept of ADR, the Environmental Protection Agency has negotiated successfully several rulemakings, and a plethora of additional agencies have implemented, are experimenting with, or are contemplating the application of, consensual decisional processes. The efficacy of ADR remains controversial and debate continues over how best to implement consensual procedures, while much agency experimentation has proceeded slowly by trial and …