Title : Diplomatic Negotiation : Essence and Evolution
Author : Paul Meerts
This dissertation is a study on international diplomatic negotiation processes and their context. Diplomatic negotiation processes are vital instruments in international relations between countries and in international organizations. This dissertation has been written in the tradition of Clingendael Institute’s PIN program, and after two decades at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg. This study is titled ‘Diplomatic Negotiation: Essence and Evolution’, as it claims to be a monograph on the peaceful management of common and opposing interests and values of sovereign states through the process of give and take. The focus is on the conditions that account for the effectiveness of diplomatic negotiation.