By Amrita Narlikar
''Deadlocks are a function of way of life, in addition to excessive politics. This quantity makes a speciality of the concept that, motives, and results of deadlocks in multilateral settings, and analyses the categories of recommendations that may be used to wreck them. It commences with a definition of impasse, hypothesizes approximately its prevalence, and proposes options. every one bankruptcy then makes an unique contribution to the problem of impasse - theoretical, methodological, or empirical - and additional assessments the unique strategies and hypotheses, both theoretically or via case-study research, constructing or changing them for this reason. this can be a distinctive quantity which supplies an in-depth exam of the matter of impasse and a extra thorough realizing of particular negotiation difficulties than has ever been performed sooner than. will probably be at once proper to scholars, researchers, lecturers, and students of negotiation and also will be of curiosity to practitioners considering negotiation and diplomacy''--Provided by means of publisher. Read more...
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It is the possibility that multilateral negotiations might be positive sum, which keeps negotiations alive and persuades many participants to keep trying. The rewards from a genuine breakthrough are large, and incentive enough to stay involved. Except in very extreme circumstances multilateral negotiations are unlikely to yield zero sum results to any participant. Those seeing the negotiations in zero sum terms are more likely to consider other means, including war, in order to transform their bargaining position in relation to others.
Where deadlocks exist in multilateral negotiations this is likely to be because strategies of voice are paramount. To analyse ‘voice’, however, in all its different ramiﬁcations, is to analyse the political, the ways in which interests are formed, and power and authority are distributed, and identities constructed. If voice is dominant, this may be because exit is not feasible, or because loyalty is high, either to another state, or to an international organization and its rules. But that raises an intriguing question.
As such, deadlocks in multilateral settings pose us with a particularly challenging set of problems. They also present us with an exciting range of opportunities and constraints in terms of solution sets. For instance, we might ﬁnd that framing one’s cause in terms of fairness and justice is likely to have a greater impact in a multilateral setting, than in a bilateral or regional context where there are fewer third parties involved and hence fewer actors serving as the audience. Depending on how such framing tactics are used, attention to fairness and justice concerns may increase the probability of arriving at a deadlock – and especially if there is a great deal of contestation on what constitutes a fair deal (as per Hypothesis 5) – but may also increase the probability of reaching a more equitable agreement if the deadlock is broken.
Deadlocks in multilateral negotiations : causes and solutions by Amrita Narlikar