Managing Protracted and Deep Rooted Conflicts in the U.S. Senate

Richard A. Cocozza
Content Type
Working Paper
Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University
This working paper discusses actions by the U.S.Congress (primarily the U.S.Senate) to manage protracted and deep rooted conflicts in the process of making laws – current problems in managing conflicts, the traditional system for managing conflicts, the relevance of a contemporary conflict analysis and resolution approach to conflict management in the Congress, the effectiveness of the Senate in addressing conflict in five case studies, and strategies for strengthening the current approach.
Conflict Resolution, Environment, Natural Resources, Governance
Political Geography
United States