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Justice and Fairness in International Negotiation


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  • Date Published: March 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521793285

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  • International negotiations have become an increasingly widespread feature of international affairs, as the number of parties involved have grown, and regional and global fora have multiplied. Cecilia Albin examines the role of considerations of justice and fairness in these negotiations. She argues that negotiators do not simply pursue their narrow interests or those of their countries, but regularly take principles of justice and fairness into account. These principles come into play at an early stage, as talks are structured and agendas set; in the bargaining process itself; and in the implementation of and compliance with agreements. The analysis is based on cases in four important areas: the environment; international trade; ethnic conflict (the Israeli-Palestinian conflict); and arms control. Drawing on a mass of empirical data, including a large number of interviews, this book relates the abstract debate over international norms and ethics to the realities of international relations.

    • Was the first book to focus on the role of justice and fairness in international negotiations, revealing how negotiators respond to ethical considerations, not just 'realpolitik'
    • Illustrated by four important negotiations - the environment (acid rain), international trade (WTO/GATT), ethnic conflict (Israel/Palestinians, and arms control (non-proliferation)
    • Contains a mass of empirical detail, including a large number of interviews with participants
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521793285
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Context and Concepts:
    1. Introduction
    2. Just and fair? An analytical framework
    Part II. Case Studies:
    3. Negotiating the environment: justice and fairness in the battle against acid rain
    4. Managing the global economy: disputes over freer and fairer trade in the Uruguay Round of the GATT
    5. Tackling ethnic conflicts: justice, fairness and power in the Israel-PLO interim talks
    6. Can justice and fairness ever matter in arms control? Negotiating the extension of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
    7. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Cecilia Albin, University of Reading

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