Synopsis By: Goldstein - Proceeding Author: Alex Elson

A survey of the knowledge and experience of judges, advocates, and arbitrators, as to how their decisions come into being and how they are shaped by their respective institutional frameworks. The first of five reports is the functioning of the arbitrator, for which there are two schools of thought: 1) the arbitrator as problem-solver and essential instrument in completing the collective bargaining process, and 2) the arbitrator as judge.