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This case follows Greg Nickels as he navigates how the King County Board of Health will address reporting individuals with HIV.
This case presents the challenges facing Greg Nickels, the chair of the King County Board of Health, who must decide how the board will address the issue of reporting individuals with Human Immunod
This case deals with achieving consensus when different program elements within an institution compete for limited private funding, a situation that finds parallels in the public agency budget proc
As urbanization increases, the potential for conflict between urban and agricultural interests grows.
Conflict erupts when the Catholic Church seeks to reclaim a building that has housed a popular public school for almost fifty years based on a Hungarian law requiring localities to return all property to local religious orders. The case also prompts analysis of how local governments are caught between the dictates of nationally driven policy or regulation and the specific, unique needs of their own communities.
This short, engaging case spurs class discussion about the role of community-based interest groups and the pressures they exert on local governments and public executives.
An environmental role-play in which a multi-party committee employs a negotiated rule making process to achieve consensus. Recommended for students already introduced to negotiation and who have background in economics and management dilemmas.
Woodstove Source Performance Standards is an environmental role-play in which a multi-party committee employs a negotiated rulemaking process to achieve consensus regarding woodstove emissions.
EPA's careful planning of a Superfund cleanup encounters community and Congressional opposition organized by an environmental advocacy group. Escalating conflict, years of delay, and mediation followed by a questionable outcome result.
This four-part case concerns Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) management of, and community opposition to, the early 1990s effort to clean up toxic waste in the New Bedford, Massachusetts harbo
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 case illustrates the unique difficulties inherent in labor-management relations in the federal government. In particular, it indicates problems stemming from the lack of an established bargaining structure, the absence of responsible union leadership, the lack of a negotiating strategy, and the lack of management training in labor relations. The case also outlines the basic elements of the federal personnel system and underscores the importance of management strategy and attention to procedural detail, and the impact of personalities on the outcome of negotiations.
The case examines labor-management relations in the national office of the United States Employment Service during that office's attempts to reorganize.
This case study explores the various dimensions and challenges of developing Baja California state’s first wind farm and illustrates the energy dilemma faced by a region experiencing high electricity costs due to climate, detachment from the national grid, and an incompatible national energy regulatory structure. The case addresses multiple pillars of sustainability.
The case study chronicles the development of Baja California state’s first wind farm and illustrates the energy dilemma faced by a region experiencing high electricity costs due to climate, detachm
In the wake of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, the newly elected Clinton administration attempts to balance competing foreign policy interests in successive decisions about renewing China's most-favored-nation (MFN) trading status.
This case relates the policy processes leading up to and away from successive decisions about linking renewal of China's most-favored-nation (MFN) trading status with improvement of the Chinese gov