Tag Archives: Multi-party Negotiation

Does Collaboration Make a Difference?

A study published in 2015 examined three hydropower licensing cases that were characterized as having high, medium, and low collaboration. The author, Nicola Ulibarri, found that high collaboration resulted in “jointly developed and highly implementable operating regimes designed to improve … Continue reading

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Do Negotiators Adapt their Message to Communicate with Competing Parties?

In a recent article appearing in Policy Science  Political Scientists Mark McBeth, Donna Lybecker and James Stoutenborough examined the reasons why negotiators might switch between “personal message choice” and “public communication choice.” They describe public communication choice as a message … Continue reading

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Lessons from Diplomacy: Learning the Discipline of Negotiation

What can we learn from the practice of diplomacy that will help us negotiate? Whether it is natural resources, workplace conflict, or local policy disputes there are some golden rules to help us. The Public Diplomacy Council recently published an … Continue reading

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Addiction to Fear: The Importance of Frames

Often, when we interview parties in a dispute, we find that they have focused on the threats posed by their adversaries. In these situations, it is important to step back and examine the threats as objectively as possible. A recent … Continue reading

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Seeing the Big Picture: Strategy

Seeing the big picture in the midst of battle, or a rancorous negotiation, is difficult but important. A brief article on the website American Diplomacy traces the strategic consequences of three battles (Waterloo, The Somme, and Omaha Beach) to show … Continue reading

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Power, Trustworthiness, and Willingness to Negotiate

by Cindy T. Christen, Ph.D. Most investigations of the negotiation process assume that the parties to a conflict are willing to participate in formal negotiations. In reality, a number of factors can influence a party’s willingness to consider negotiation as … Continue reading

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American Negotiating Style: Part 2

How do others see us? This is a great question and it is especially important to understand how we are viewed as negotiators. (Click here to read Part 1) Recently, I was teaching the negotiation segment of a course at … Continue reading

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American Negotiating Style, Part 1

In recent years there has been a good deal written about the American style of negotiation. The information helps diplomats and can be a lesson for Americans negotiating with each other. Knowing about negotiation style helps us understand where others are … Continue reading

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Stakeholders

One of the most frequent questions we are asked is about stakeholders. Who are stakeholders in a negotiation, how do you identify them, and how do you work with them? We have written about stakeholders and talked about working with … Continue reading

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The Special Challenges of Multi-Party Negotiations, Part 2

 By Susan K. Driver As I discussed in an earlier article, the structure of every negotiation is multi-dimensional. At any given time, negotiations are occurring simultaneously along three distinct dimensions: (1) the horizontal dimension across the table with the other … Continue reading

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