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LB5514 - Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office (pre 2015)

This subject examines mediation/negotiation theory and practice in cross-cultural contexts. It focuses on the application of mediation in those contexts. Mediation is often considered to be a conflict resolution process created within a Western cultural system. However, other cultures have similar processes of third party intervention in conflicts. This subject seeks to identify the limits of the Western model in cross-cultural conflict and negotiation. It also examines how these limitations might be addressed in the mediation design phase and the implications for the implementation of dispute resolution systems. The subject has a particular focus on mediation and negotiation involving Indigenous peoples. Students use case studies to examine mediation design in particular cross-cultural circumstances.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate complex conflict and related theories and standards for professional practice in CMR;
  • critically analyse complex conflicts and conflict management systems;
  • provide specialised advice to assist individuals, groups and organisations to constructively manage conflict;
  • effectively communicate with, facilitate and support people in personal, group, organisational and cross-cultural conflict;
  • independently and critically reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development.
LB5500 or LB5525 and LB5501


External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Mrs Judith Rafferty.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: initial learning brief (10%); comparative analysis (30%); case study (50%); final learning brief (10%).

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