Escalation and Negotiation in International Conflicts

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Overview

How can an escalation of conflict lead to negotiation? In this systematic study, Zartman and Faure bring together European and American scholars to examine this important topic and to define the point where the concepts and practices of escalation and negotiation meet. Political scientists, sociologists, social psychologists, and war-making and peace-making strategists, among others, examine the various forms escalation can take and relate them to conceptual advances in the analysis of negotiation. They argue that structures, crises, turning points, demands, readiness and ripeness can often define the conditions where the two concepts can meet and the authors take this opportunity to offer lessons for theory and practice. By relating negotiation to conflict escalation, two processes that have traditionally been studied separately, this book fills a significant gap in the existing knowledge and is directly relevant to the many ongoing conflicts and conflict patterns in the world today.

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'It is a focused and well-organised volume aimed at researchers and postgraduates.' Political Studies Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521672610
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2005
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

I. William Zartman is the Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor of International Organization and Conflict Resolution and Director of the Conflict Management Program, The Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, at The John Hopkins University. He is the editor and author of almost 50 books.

Guy Olivier Faure is Professor of Sociology at the Sorbonne University, Paris V, Department of Social Sciences. He has authored, co-authored and edited a dozen books and over 50 articles; his works have been published in 12 different languages.

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Table of Contents

1 The dynamics of escalation and negotiation 3
2 Deadlocks in negotiation dynamics 23
3 Deterrence, escalation, and negotiation 53
4 Quantitative models for armament escalation and negotiations 81
5 Entrapment in international negotiations 111
6 The role of vengeance in conflict escalation 141
7 Structures of escalation and negotiation 165
8 Conflict escalation and negotiation : a turning-points analysis 185
9 Escalation, negotiation, and crisis type 213
10 Escalation in negotiation : analysis of some simple game models 229
11 Escalation, readiness for negotiation, and third-party functions 251
12 Enhancing ripeness : transition from conflict to negotiation 271
13 Lessons for research 295
14 Strategies for action 309
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