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Breakthrough International Negotiation: How Great Negotiators Transformed the World's Toughest Post-Cold War Conflicts / Edition 1
     

Breakthrough International Negotiation: How Great Negotiators Transformed the World's Toughest Post-Cold War Conflicts / Edition 1

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by Michael Watkins, Susan Rosegrant
 

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ISBN-10: 0787957437

ISBN-13: 9780787957438

Pub. Date: 10/29/2001

Publisher: Wiley

This fascinating and instructive book offers a revealing, blow-by-blow description of secret, headline-making negotiations in the Middleast, Korea, Africa, and Bosnia, as well as an invaluable guide to conducting such a difficult process of tremendous practical application to a wide variety of conflict resolution professionals.

Based on extensive interviews and

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This fascinating and instructive book offers a revealing, blow-by-blow description of secret, headline-making negotiations in the Middleast, Korea, Africa, and Bosnia, as well as an invaluable guide to conducting such a difficult process of tremendous practical application to a wide variety of conflict resolution professionals.

Based on extensive interviews and research with key players at the highest level, this book not only tells some incredibly dramatic stories but shows how to use these demonstrated strategies, skills, improvisational interventions and other techniques. Detailing breakthrough negotiations which brought the Israelis and Palestinians together for the first time in Oslo, built the Gulf War Coalition, ended the great divide between North and South Korea, and terminated the war in Bosnia, the authors employ a compelling narrative and didactic style to explain how to understand and apply sophisticated, field-tested methods of dispute resolution in a variety of situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787957438
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/29/2001
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.19(w) x 9.74(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Shimon Peres.

Preface.

Introduction: Seven Principles of Breakthrough Negotiation.

PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF THE BREAKTHROUGH APPROACH.

1. The United States Engages a Cold War Orphan.

2. Diagnosing the Structure.

3. Tensions Escalate on the Korean Peninsula.

4. Identifying Barriers to Agreement.

5. Carter Achieves a Breakthrough.

6. Managing Conflict.

7. The United States and North Korea Reach Agreement.

8. Building Momentum.

PART TWO: BUILDING THE BREAKTHROUGH TOOLBOX.

9. Getting to the Table in Oslo.

10. Transforming the Balance of Forces.

11. Assembling the Persian Gulf Coalition.

12. Building Coalitions.

13. Ending the War in Bosnia.

14. Leading Negotiations.

Conclusion: Becoming a Breakthrough Negotiator.

Suggested Readings.

Update of the Cases.

Notes.

The Authors.

Index.

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Breakthrough International Negotiation skillfully synthesizes the most important negotiation literature, and develops a new and more sophisticated framework to help a negotiator formulate strategy in complex, high stakes negotiation contexts. The book's framework yields a series of questions and issues for the negotiator to consider in preparation, at the table and away from the table. It is not and cannot be a simple 'how to'. Rather, it enables the intelligent reader to become a more reflective practioner, by suggesting what questions to ask him or herself and thus how to learn well from experience. I am familiar with much of the existing negotiation literature; this is the first one to closely describe the real world of messy and hard to manage negotiations. Negotiations lessons aside, the chapters of 'thick' description of recent major international negotiations are fascinating and closely focused history. They also serve as sources for the authors' framework, and help the reader understand how to apply it. This book's value is not at all limited to international diplomacy. As a professor teaching negotiation in a law school, I plan to assign significant portions to my students and to recommend it to legal professionals. I would send it to any friend who is a leader in an organization, thrust into complex, high stakes, hard to manage negotiations. It is beautifully written, a pleasure to read.