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With conflicts over development, environmental protection and economic growth heating up across the nation, and citizens groups everywhere becoming more organized, sophisticated and influential, this case's themes and issues are familiar even to people without any knowledge of or experience in land use and zoning. The conflicts have a ring of truth; the characterizations of the various interest groups and their initial concerns, needs, fears and positions are realistic and credible.
St. Joseph Shopping Mall is a role-play exercise in multi-party negotiations.
Through engaging community residents, buying property and creating sophisticated financial negotiations, New Road Community Development Group has brought long-sought sewers and home ownership to a formerly disenfranchised neighborhood.
Ruth Wise and her colleagues have put their formerly disenfranchised neighborhood on the map.
Grassroots leaders secured funding to build affordable housing, enabled immigrants to become U.S. citizens and created a welfare to work center for living-wage jobs. Through these efforts the community focused on leadership development.
The Sacramento Valley Organizing Community (SVOC) builds public power through public action.
A civilian air traffic radar facility is proposed in a popular recreational forest and the local administrator must confront hostile environmental, political, and grass roots opposition in a region of newly democratic Poland.
This short, compelling case helps students gain experience identifying interests in a conflict, while also considering options for restoring a hostile public's trust in its governmental institution
This two-day simulation focuses on the negotiation of controversial and complex issues related to the 2,000-mile border that separates and joins the United States and Mexico as neighbors. Originally designed for an Introduction to Latin American & Latino Studies course, the simulation can also be used in other academic settings to highlight the complexity of international negotiations, to help students identify with a non-U.S. perspective, and/or to showcase the practical and emotional implications of theoretical foreign policy.
This two-day simulation focuses on the negotiation of controversial and complex issues related to the 2,000-mile border that separates and joins the United States and Mexico as neighbors.
This case demonstrates the value and the risks of public dispute resolution efforts.
This leadership story demonstrates how angry and grief stricken families of people incarcerated under mandatory drug sentencing laws are mobilized to put a face on injustice and build diverse alliances to combat mandatory minimums.
Julie Stewart and her colleagues mobilize the angry and grief stricken families of people incarcerated under mandatory drug sentencing laws.
The case reveals the practical and ethical tensions inherent in many grassroots based advocacy organizations between sustaining the grassroots membership and supporting a professional staff who must effectively interact with the relevant policy elite.
A national Christian advocacy organization, dedicated to alleviating hunger worldwide, faces new dilemmas as it grows from a small, volunteer self defined "social movement" to a more powerful group
Through this simulation students will experience the policymaking and implementation process firsthand. “Wolf Politics” is intended for use in a public policy- or environmental policy-oriented course.
Through this simulation students will experience the policymaking and implementation process firsthand.
This E-PARCC award-winning case chronicles Seattle’s effort in 2014 to become the first major city in the country to pass a law raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour. It’s told from the perspective of protagonist Ed Murray, the newly elected Mayor of Seattle who attempts to broker a deal by assembling a large and diverse committee of affected stakeholders to write the law.
This E-PARCC award-winning case, "Combat and Collaboration in Seattle's Historic Minimum Wage Debate” provides a gripping and vivid example of an innovative policy-making process in a major city.