Deadlocks in Multilateral Negotiations: Causes and Solutions

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-06-14
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Deadlocks are a feature of everyday life, as well as high politics. This volume focuses on the concept, causes, and consequences of deadlocks in multilateral settings, and analyses the types of strategies that could be used to break them. It commences with a definition of deadlock, hypothesizes about its occurrence, and proposes solutions. Each chapter then makes an original contribution to the issue of deadlock - theoretical, methodological, or empirical - and further tests the original concepts and hypotheses, either theoretically or through case-study analysis, developing or altering them accordingly. This is a unique volume which provides an in-depth examination of the problem of deadlock and a more thorough understanding of specific negotiation problems than has ever been done before. It will be directly relevant to students, researchers, teachers, and scholars of negotiation and will also be of interest to practitioners involved in negotiation and diplomacy.

Author Biography

Amrita Narlikar is University Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Darwin College. She is the author of international Trade and Developing Countries: Bargaining Coalitions in the GATT and WTO (2003), The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction (2005) and New Powers: How to Become One and How to Manage Them (2010). She is also co-editor of Leadership and Change in the Multilateral Trading System (2009).

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. vii
List of tablesp. viii
Notes on contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Disciplinary insightsp. 23
The politics of deadlocksp. 25
From Bretton Woods to Havana: multilateral deadlocks in historical perspectivep. 47
Talking one's way out of strikesp. 79
Litigating the way out of deadlock: the WTO, the EU and the UNp. 96
Case studiesp. 121
Transatlantic intransigence in the Doha Round: domestic politics and the difficulty of compromisep. 123
Know the enemy: uncertainty and deadlock in the WTOp. 142
Entering the zone of agreement: the United States in climate change negotiationsp. 164
The role of informal negotiation processes in breaking deadlocks: the UN Security Councilp. 188
Negotiating international policies on Kosovop. 210
Beyond negotiation deadlocks: the importance of mediation and leadership changep. 232
Conclusion: case studies as evidence: lessons learnedp. 254
Bibliographyp. 280
Indexp. 307
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