Case studies as evidence: lessons learned

Druckman, Daniel and Narlikar, Amrita (2010) Case studies as evidence: lessons learned. In: Deadlocks in multilateral negotiations: causes and solutions. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 254-279. ISBN 978-0-521-11374-8


The chapters in this book address a set of hypotheses about sources of deadlocks with a variety of disciplinary and case-study analyses. The result is a rich corpus of insights about how deadlocks may occur and possible ways to exit them. The insights include both those that address
the hypotheses (a form of deduction) and those that are relevant to other processes observed to operate in the cases (a form of induction). These dual products are important contributions to the literatures on multilateral
negotiation and conflict settlement/resolution. They emerge from diverse settings and issue areas, take circumstances into account, and illuminate the way several hypothesised structures and processes interact: they bolster arguments for generalizability, reinforce contingency theories of conflict, and highlight synergies among the hypothesised
processes. But, the approach also raises a question about whether cases provide an adequate evaluation of competing hypotheses. This issue is discussed in the following section.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: international relations; negotiation; mediation; deadlock; United Nations; European Union; World Trade Organisation; Doha
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