Processes for Impasse Resolution

Wagner L (1991). Processes for Impasse Resolution. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-91-043

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Abstract

A by-product of the 1991 conflict in the Persian Gulf was a flood of recommendations from scholars, diplomats, and private citizens on how to resolve that particular dispute through peaceful means before resorting to war. For the most part, these recommendations encompassed the range of approaches to conflict resolution. Many of the techniques advanced appeared reasonable and logical, but most remained untested in reality. The purpose of this study is to inventory these Gulf-related, as well as other, conflict resolution approaches from the literature, with the ultimate goal of designing experiments that are capable of testing the efficacy of one technique over another under simulated conditions.

This effort was conducted under the auspices of the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Project. It is one of our initial studies to establish a Negotiation Laboratory research theme, in which negotiation phenomena are measured and subjected to rigorous analysis, resulting in the testing of hypotheses and discovery of salient relationships.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Processes of International Negotiation Network (PIN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:01
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2016 00:18
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3522

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