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Principled Negotiation and Mediation in the International Arena
Talking with Evil

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  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107460188

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  • This book argues that it can be beneficial for the United States to talk with “evil” – that is, terrorists and other bad actors – if it uses a strategy that engages a mediator who shares the United States' principles yet is pragmatic. The project shows how the United States can make better foreign policy decisions and demonstrate its integrity for promoting democracy and human rights if it employs a mediator who facilitates disputes between international actors by moving them along a continuum of principles, as political parties act for a country's citizens. This is the first book to integrate theories of rule of law development with conflict resolution methods, and it examines ongoing disputes in the Middle East, North Korea, South America, and Africa (including Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, and Liberia). It uses a narrative approach, drawing on the author's experiences with The Carter Center and judicial and legal advocacy training to give the reader a sophisticated understanding of the current situation in these countries and of how a strategy of principled pragmatism will give better direction to U.S. foreign policy abroad.

    • Applies mediation techniques to international disputes in the Middle East, Korea, South America, Kenya, East Africa and Liberia
    • Discusses the effect of the International Criminal Court on peacemaking efforts in these countries
    • Integrates strategies for both formal and informal rule of law developments in these countries
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    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107460188
    • length: 470 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 8 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Language and strategy
    2. Why do the kids fight about their inheritance? Middle East family feud and the language of problem solving
    3. North Korea and nuclear arms: a matter of personal respect
    4. How to stop the bickering before war breaks out: Bolivia, Chile, and Peru
    5. First things first in Africa: Sudan and Uganda bringing the parties to the table
    6. Rule of law development after the 2007 post-election violence in Kenya
    7. Human rights for women in Liberia (and West Africa): integrating formal and informal rule of law reforms.

  • Author

    Paul J. Zwier, Emory University, Atlanta
    Paul J. Zwier is Professor of Law and the Director of the Program for International Advocacy and Dispute Resolution at Emory University, Atlanta. Zwier is the former director of Public Education for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is one of the nation's most distinguished professors of advocacy, negotiation and mediation skills training. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including, most recently, Torts: Cases, Problems, and Exercises, 4th edition (2012, with Weaver et al.), Mastering Torts (2009), Supervisory and Leadership Skills in the Modern Law Practice (2006), Legal Strategy (2006) and Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Theory and Practice (2005, with Guernsey). He has made professional presentations and consulted with dozens of NGOs, law firms and other international organizations.

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