Negotiating the Law of the Sea

Negotiating the Law of the Sea

by James K. Sebenius
     
 

The Law of the Sea (LOS) treaty resulted from some of the most complicated multilateral negotiations ever conducted. Difficult bargaining produced a remarkably sophisticated agreement on the financial aspects of deep ocean mining and on the financing of a new international mining entity. This book analyzes those negotiations along with the abrupt U.S. rejection of… See more details below

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The Law of the Sea (LOS) treaty resulted from some of the most complicated multilateral negotiations ever conducted. Difficult bargaining produced a remarkably sophisticated agreement on the financial aspects of deep ocean mining and on the financing of a new international mining entity. This book analyzes those negotiations along with the abrupt U.S. rejection of their results. Building from this episode, it derives important and subtle general rules and propositions for reaching superior, sustainable agreements in complex bargaining situations.

Editorial Reviews

Howard Raiffa
Many books carefully chronicle important real negotiations; others analyze elegant abstractions of the bargaining process. Negotiating the Law of the Sea ingeniously fuses both traditions, combining analytic rigor with Sebenius' first-hand experience at these mammoth talks. The resulting study makes brilliant contributions to the art and science of negotiation with lessons for the lay person and specialist alike.
Joseph Nye
Contains new insights about U.S. policy toward the Law of the Sea. The author's careful generalizations from the LOS case should be of great value to scholars and policymakers makers interested in negotiating international regimes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674606869
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1984
Series:
Harvard Economic Studies Series, #154
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.01(d)

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Contains new insights about U.S. policy toward the Law of the Sea. The author's careful generalizations from the LOS case should be of great value to scholars and policymakers makers interested in negotiating international regimes.
Joseph Nye
Contains new insights about U.S. policy toward the Law of the Sea. The author's careful generalizations from the LOS case should be of great value to scholars and policymakers makers interested in negotiating international regimes.
Howard Raiffa
Many books carefully chronicle important real negotiations; others analyze elegant abstractions of the bargaining process. Negotiating the Law of the Sea ingeniously fuses both traditions, combining analytic rigor with Sebenius' first-hand experience at these mammoth talks. The resulting study makes brilliant contributions to the art and science of negotiation with lessons for the lay person and specialist alike.

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