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Education in Adlabad

Tina Nabatchi (Syracuse University)

May 2012



This simulation requires actors from five organizations to come together and negotiate plans for the redevelopment of education in the fictitious country of Adlabad.  It can be used in a broad range of courses, including but not limited to public administration, public policy, political science, conflict resolution, collaboration, and international relations, among others.  In terms of conflict and collaboration, it can be used to help students identify positions and interests, understand the role of values in conflict situations, and develop skills and capacities in conflict analysis and resolution, negotiation, facilitation, and collaboration.  For other disciplinary/substantive areas, it allows students to experience how the tensions between public administration and democracy manifest in the context of international policy making and public administration.