The role of equality in negotiation and sustainable peace

Albin, Cecilia and Druckman, Daniel (2012) The role of equality in negotiation and sustainable peace. In: Psychological components of a sustainable peace. Peace Psychology Book Series . Springer Science+Business Media, New York, NY. United States, pp. 131-151. ISBN 978-1-4614-3554-9


This chapter critically examines the role of equality, as both a procedural and a distributive principle, for sustainable peace. We first examine the extent to which equality is a preferred principle in negotiations, and its contribution to the durability of agreements. The wider role and benefits (or not) of equality in society are then discussed. Research findings demonstrate that equality in negotiations enhances the durability of agreements. As evidence from civil war negotiations suggests, however, societal stability and longer-term sustainable peace depend in part on connecting the results of negotiations with effective peacemaking and peace-building in a broader sense.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2013 04:43
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 04:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: justice; brokered peace; equality in negotiation; agreements; impact on society
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220104 Human Rights and Justice Issues
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160607 International Relations
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy
Socio-Economic Objective: A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810107 National Security
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3555-6_7

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