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The field of dispute resolution has benefited enormously from a great wave of enthusiasm during its first two decades. But "youth's a stuff will not endure," and the first flush of ardor is an uncertain basis for confidence in the long term. Now, there is reason to believe that our field, like its predecessor professional fields, is vulnerable to the incentive structures built in to both academic and practice careers. At the same time, what we think of as a national (or larger) movement may be increasingly affected by local cultures.

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5 Cardozo J. Conflict Resol. 159-171 (2004),