Common Ground on Hostile Turf: Stories from an Environmental by Lucy Moore

By Lucy Moore

In our more and more polarized society, there are consistent demands compromise, for coming jointly. for lots of, those are empty speaking points—for Lucy Moore, they're a life's paintings. As an environmental mediator, she has spent the earlier region century resolving conflicts that seemed totally intractable. right here, she stocks the main compelling tales of her occupation, supplying perception and notion to a person stuck in a likely hopeless dispute.

Moore has labored on wide-ranging issues—from radioactive waste garage to lack of conventional grazing lands. extra importantly, she has labored with different teams and participants: ranchers, environmental activists, executive companies, agencies, tribal teams, and lots of extra. After a long time spent on the negotiating desk, she has realized case doesn't activate evidence, criminal benefit, or ethical superiority. It activates people.

via ten memorable tales, she indicates how problems with tradition, character, background, and gear impact negotiations. and she or he illustrates that equitable strategies depend upon a fit staff dynamic. either the mediator and opposing events needs to be sincere, susceptible, open, and respectful. more uncomplicated stated than performed, yet Moore proves that sophisticated shifts can holiday the logjam and reconcile even the main fiercely warring factions.

This ebook will be particularly attractive to someone thinking about environmental conflicts; and likewise to scholars in environmental reports, political technology, and clash answer, and to lecturers and execs in mediation and clash answer fields.

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Furthermore, and this was particularly irritating, some tribes were beginning to compete with local government, setting up businesses, attracting county dollars to casinos, and levying their own taxes on county citizens. ” The disgruntled counties pressured NACo to initiate legislation that would abrogate treaties with tribes. The reaction from the tribal membership of NACo was swift. This was their organization, too, and they would not permit such a destructive initiative to be considered. A serious schism developed between the Indian and non-Indian members of NACo, and in response the organization formed a task force on county and tribal government relations.

He wasn’t a drinker,” she said with certainty. “Not him. He was a good man. But what could I do? ” Early on in this saga, I began to get nervous. After five minutes, she was still at the elementary boarding school outside Tuba City. At ten minutes, she was spending a summer with a Navajo cousin, herding sheep. ) At fifteen minutes, her fourth child was born. ) I had a silent conversation with myself. Should I interrupt her and move the introductions along? That would be the fair thing to do, making time for the others.

His point was powerful. He and his people belonged in that place, historically and culturally, and they could not survive elsewhere. Economic hard times, pollution of resources, drought—nothing could drive them away. Second, my eyes were opened to the complexity and unintended consequences of foundation funding in a poor state. The foundations’ grants are badly needed, and they can make a significant improvement in the lives of many. But their actions can also be misguided; for example, they may send money to communities by way of intermediaries that may or may not be spending those funds to address the needs the community would have identified.

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