This book demonstrates the effectiveness of intergovernmental mediation as a means of resolving complex public policy issues between competing groups of government officials. It explores the formal interactions of adversaries and analyzes the patterns of interpersonal exchange.
Introduction 1. Theory and Practice 2. The Commission on Local Government: A New Approach to an Old Dilemma 3. The Leesburg-Loudoun County Annexation Negotiations 4. The Virginia City-Oceanside County Boundary Negotiations 5. The Dynamics of Intergovernmental Negotiations 6. Mediator Roles and Negotiation Structures