Hot Topic Series! Mediating Common Pool Resource Disputes: Using ADR to Avoid the Tragedy of the Commons

Tuesday, June 5 – Oakes 007

Mediating Common Pool Resource Disputes: Using ADR to Avoid the Tragedy of the Commons

Sean Nolon, Dispute Resolution Program, Vermont Law School

When and how can mediators be used to avoid the tragic mismanagement of common resources? This talk draws lessons from the fields of economics, sociology, law, psychology and dispute resolution to explore ways to improve resource management efforts with the help of community mediators.

Professor Nolon notes that two publications that are relevant to his presentation.

The book Governing the Commons by Elinor Ostrom can be found in the library and Amy Cohen’s paper Negotiation, Meet New Governance: Interests, Skills, and Selves which is accessible through SSRN

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