Community Garden Negotiation

Scenario: This is a five or six-party multi-issue negotiation among first-year university students a large city in Switzerland. Each member of the negotiation represents different interests and thus for preparation's sake should prepare alone. The goal is a win-win solution for all parties present. Cultural Background: The community garden (in German, Schrebergärten) is a cultural phenomenon in Germany and Switzerland. It is often called an allotment garden in England. The individual size of a parcel typically suits the needs of a family, and often the plots include a shed for tools and shelter, and sometimes a small building for seasonal or weekend accommodation or activity. The individual gardeners are usually organized in an association, which leases or is granted the land from an owner, who usually stipulates that it be only used for gardening (i.e. growing vegetables, fruits and flowers),- small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs and even bees) may also be allowed to live there but not people (this is often required by local zoning laws). The gardeners have to pay a small membership fee/rent to the association, and they have to abide by the community garden regulations. It should be noted that in most gardens the "no gardening on Sunday rule" is null and void, except for making noise, such as mowing grass. Loud noise is usually prohibited in Switzerland between 12-1:30 every day and all day on Sunday. Logistics: It will take 25 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to come to a win-win solution, and 30 minutes to debrief. Everyone receives the General information, and their confidential information. There are either five or six participants per group. The Maria/Mario Meier role is not necessary for the negotiation, but enhances it.


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Publication date:
Dec 04 2018
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Teaching resource
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Simulation game
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others
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Negotiation
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19
Language:
English
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CC BY
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