Policy Sciences

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 345–365 | Cite as

Environmental mediation: An alternative approach to policy stalemates

  • Douglas James Amy


Environmental mediation is a new and innovative attempt to overcome the policy stalemates that frequently hinder effective environmental policymaking. It brings together environmentalists, business groups, government officials, and a neutral mediator in an attempt to negotiate a binding settlement to a specific controversy. This essay describes this approach, discusses its advantages over more traditional dispute resolution processes, and explains how it is able to produce acceptable agreements in such a difficult policy area.


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© Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas James Amy
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  1. 1.Government DepartmentOberlin CollegeOberlinU.S.A.

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