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zero sum approach

The tendency to view a negotiation as purely distributive; what one side wins, the other side loses. (Robert H. Mnookin, Scott R. Peppet and Andrew S. Tulumello, Beyond Winning [Belknap Press, 2004], 168). See Also: How Negotiation Role-Play Simulations Can Help Solve Environmental Disputes, Conflict Management Techniques: Should You Take Your Dispute Public?, How Negotiation Exercises Can Help You Prepare for Cross-Cultural Negotiations.

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Is the U.S. Congress good at negotiation?

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In response to recent power struggles and stand-offs in Congress, most notably House Speaker John Boehner’s dare to the Senate to not return to Washington to negotiate with House Republicans, National Journal interviewed Harvard law professor Robert C. Bordone to get his opinion on Congress’s approach to negotiation. When asked to give his estimation of Congress’s … Read Is the U.S. Congress good at negotiation?