The Organization of GlobalNegotiations

Having started in a very civilized fashion with songs about the future from children's choirs … the meeting … finished at four o'clock in the morning, one day late, with most of the delegates having abandoned their chairs … to gather on the front podium and shout at each other (Brenton, 1994, p183).


This chapter sets out the analytical framework for this book and introduces key concepts. It begins by discussing negotiations in generic terms, before turning specifically to global negotiations, and analysing the challenges that these face. The chapter then examines how regimes and negotiations relate to each other, before exploring more fully the concept of the organization of the negotiation ...

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