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ERIC Number: ED099451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 281
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Racial Negotiations: Potentials and Limitations.
Chalmers, W. Ellison
The research focused on two questions: (1) Can blacks use the negotiating process to overcome white resistance to institutional change? How much and what kinds of change can be achieved by their use of the negotiating process? In this approach, can they take advantage of pressures for change that exist either inside or outside the institution? (2) Can whites, operating within white-controlled institutions, use the negotiating process to reach an accommodation with specialized black interests and build these interests into institutional functioning? How can such changes affect the general objective of these various institutions? The total project included some 16 different case studies, each compiled by both a black and white scholar who interviewed the principal participants in a recent racial confrontation in which the experimental negotiations procedure was used. Each report sought to describe the relevant events, set them in a larger context, and search for explanations of the major moves made by each of the participants. The findings are presented in three different forms: abstracts of several incidents of racial conflict and negotiations, sector analyses of the common patterns in these cases, and generalizations about conflict patterns in America. The last chapter contrasts the limited results of the experience to date with the hopes of many black Americans. This format permits the material to be used in a variety of ways. (Author/JM)
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Michigan--Wayne State University, 401 Fourth Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan ($15.00, cloth)
Publication Type: Books
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