Conflict Resolution

Course: CMM 09

Instructor: Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir

Course Catalog Description

About the Course

Making decisions at different levels of government (local, state, international), inevitably entails solving different types of distributional conflicts (for example land, resources, or budget allocations). This course will explore how theories of conflict resolution are used to explain successful and unsuccessful solutions to these kinds of conflicts, and delve into real-world examples drawn from different levels of government. In addition students will get the chance to explore negotiating techniques and relate them to class materials. Assignments will focus on applying lessons learned to potential conflicts related to the students’ proposed master’s thesis project.


Professor of Politics and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Bates College, ME United States.