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Title Unfinished business : why international negotiations fail / edited by Guy Olivier Faure, with the assistance of Franz Cede
Published Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2012
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Series Studies in security and international affairs
Studies in security and international affairs.
Contents Introduction / Guy Olivier Faure and I. William Zartman -- The UN Security Council and Iraq / Axel Marschik -- Camp David, 2000 / Moty Cristal -- Nuclear negotiations : Iran, the EU (and the United States) / Anthony Wanis-St. John -- The Cyprus conflict : will it ever end in agreement? / Raymond Saner -- The Biological Weapons Convention / Jez Littlewood -- The negotiations on the status of Belgium : London Conference, 1830-1833 / Daniella Fridl -- Two hostage negotiations : Waco and the Munich Olympics / Deborah Goodwin -- Psychological causes of incomplete negotiations / Christer J├Ânsson -- Culture and international negotiation failure / Catherine H. Tinsley, Masako Taylor, and Wendi Adair -- Structural dimensions of failure in negotiation / Anthony Wanis-St. John and Christophe Dupont -- Institutions as a cause for incomplete negotiations / Brook Boyer -- Issue content and incomplete negotiations / P. Terrence Hopmann -- Explaining failed negotiations : strategic causes / Cecilia Albin -- A failure to communicate : uncertainty, information, and unsuccessful negotiations / Andrew Kydd -- Process reasons for failure / I. William Zartman -- Prolonged peace negotiations : the spoiler's game / Karin Aggestam -- Managing complexity / Laurent Mermet -- Failures : lessons for theory / Guy Olivier Faure -- Lessons for practice / Franz Cede
Summary "Most studies of international negotiations take successful talks as their subject. With a few notable exceptions, analysts have paid little attention to negotiations ending in failure. The essays in Unfinished Business show that as much, if not more, can be learned from failed negotiations as from successful negotiations with mediocre outcomes. Failure in this study pertains to a set of negotiating sessions that were convened for the purpose of achieving an agreement but instead broke up in continued disagreement. Seven case studies compose the first part of this volume: the United Nations negotiations on Iraq, the Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David in 2000, Iran-European Union negotiations, the Cyprus conflict, the Biological Weapons Convention, the London Conference of 1830-33 on the status of Belgium, and two hostage negotiations (Waco and the Munich Olympics). These case studies provide examples of different types of failed negotiations: bilateral, multilateral, and mediated (or trilateral). The second part of the book analyzes empirical findings from the case studies as causes of failure falling in four categories: actors, structure, strategy, and process. This is an analytical framework recommended by the Processes of International Negotiation, arguably the leading society dedicated to research in this area. The last section of Unfinished Business contains two summarizing chapters that provide broader conclusions -- lessons for theory and lessons for practice."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes.
Form Electronic book
Author Cede, Franz.
Faure, Guy Olivier.
LC no. 2012014022
ISBN 082034382X (electronic bk.)
9780820343822 (electronic bk.)