A process in which a dispute resolution practitioner, chosen on the basis of their expert knowledge of the subject matter, investigates the dispute. The expert appraiser then provides advice on the facts and possible outcomes.
Extremists are people who take extreme views – those which are much stronger, and often more fixed than other people’s views of the same situation.
Empowerment means giving a person or group more power or leverage. This may be done by the party alone, through education, coalition building, community organizing, resource development, or advocacy assistance.
EATNA (a variation to Fisher & Ury’s concept of BATNA) refers to one’s “Estimated Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement” meaning what you think you can get, may be different from what you really can get if you use a power strategy other than negotiation to pursue your goals.