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POLS 238 Negotiation and Mediation in Politics

This course focuses on both the theory and practice of negotiation and mediation concerning legal and political conflicts. The course covers a wide range of issues concerning negotiations including the different theories of bargaining, different outcomes of negotiations, processes of negotiation, psychological dynamics affecting negotiations, effective communication strategies, the role of language, culture, and power in negotiations, and the role of third parties in negotiations. An important part of the class is devoted to teaching the applied negotiation and mediation skills to students. Towards this end the students will carry out negotiation simulations and role plays related to various legal and political negotiations. In addition to the role plays and simulations, the course will also discuss several negotiation cases in detail including the negotiations over the Turkish Constitution, Cyprus, and Jerusalem. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

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