Case-Study: Bundle of Compromises ( negotiation & conflic resolution )
a. Tell me the facts of the case.
b. What is the conflict about?
c. What are the issues that need to be resolved in this case?
2. Party Analysis-
a. Tell me who the parties (people in conflict) are in the case.
b. What are their interests (goals) in this conflict? What do they want to see change?
3. Analysis of Alternative Solutions-
a. Help the parties figure out another solution by coming up with 2 or 3 of your own.
b. Select one of your solutions and tell me its disadvantages (cons) and advantages (pros)
c. Tell me how your solution is compares to the one the parties came up with. Is your solution better, worse?
4. Analysis of Alternative Solutions-
a. Using your above solution, how will the parties view your solution? Will they like it? Will they dislike it?
b. If you had the power, how would you implement your solution?
c. If the parties used your solution, how would they know it was successful.
5. Case to Class Connection
a. Using the course reading:
connect a reading to the case. When I say connect, tell me how they theory/concept applies in the case.
The Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation. On November
15, 1777 the first constitution of the United States was drafted. Known as the Articles of
Confederation, this first constitution created a loose confederation of sovereign states and
a weak central government. This resulted in most of the power with the state
governments. Due to this issue, leaders felt the need to convene, resulting in the
Constitutional Convention in 1787.1
In 1787 in Philadelphia, fifty-five delegates met for this convention? These
delegates, or as historians call framers, met 89 of the 116 days from May 25 through their
final meeting . The framers were charged with the task of amending the
Articles of Confederation. Instead of amending the Articles of Confederation, the
delegates decided to write a new constitution altogether. Because the delegates came
from all parts of the country-every state but Rhode Island was represented-they
differed on a number of key issues}