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Harborco is a six-party, multi-issue scorable negotiation game involving a dispute over the building of deep-water port. It introduces and explores the uses of principled negotiation and coalitions. Harborco is a consortium of development, industrial, and shipping concerns interested in building and operating a deep-water port. The consortium has already selected a site for the port, but cannot proceed without a license from the Federal Licensing Agency (FLA). The FLA is willing to grant Harborco a license but only if it secures the support of at least four other parties from among the environmental coalition, the federation of labor unions, a consortium of other ports in the region, the Federal Department of Coastal Resources, and the governor of the host state.
This game is best played with 12 people (2 per role) although 6 people also works. A game manager is needed to conduct periodic votes and to answer questions. Game instructions require at least 30 minutes to read; more preparation is helpful. Negotiations require a minimum of 2 hours. However, the more time allowed for negotiation, the better.
The product includes:
Negotiation, Dispute Resolution, Coalitions, Environmental Law
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