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The purpose of this study is to search for a conflict resolution alternative by means of cooperative rule and strategy. In this paper, the concept of ‘cooperative rule’ is defined as a statement or principle designed to lead troubled parties to settle a dispute between the two organizations, and ‘strategy’ is understood to mean a technology to increase the acceptability of cooperative rules. This study seeks two objectives: The one is to recognize theoretically the concept of rule on the public administration sphere, the other is to suggest practically the alternative of conflict resolution in intergovernmental relations (IGR). To this end, we analysed the exemplary case of conflict resolutions between the two local governments in the face of the problem to construct environmental waste facilities. As a result of the case analysis, we found four rules and two strategies that were provided to convert the dispute phase into the cooperative one. The findings are as follows: First, Articles of Local Autonomy Administration Law was used as a formal rule in the starting point of negotiations; Second, two side negotiators resolved the complicated issues into cooperative and conflictive ones, and treated the concerned issue independently at each level(Dissolution rule). Third, they shared every information needed by each side and widened the belt of consensus (Information-sharing rule); Fourth, they set the limit to the scope and number of cooperation agendas and regulated their actions by themselves (Decision rule); Finally, in order to increase the acceptability of these rules, they used the payoff and resource exchange strategy based on systematic modes.