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The Organization of Global Negotiations by Joanna Depledge

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Introduction

The balance between war and peace may be a matter not of the nature of the differences that divide us, but of the process we use to resolve those differences (Raiffa, 1991, p9).

Global negotiations – negotiations that are open to all of the world's nation states – have become an increasingly popular means of tackling pressing problems that cut across international boundaries. Environmental issues have been at the forefront of this trend, with global negotiations at the close of the last millennium agreeing treaties on, for example, climate change, biodiversity loss, desertification, persistent organic pollutants, prior informed consent and stratospheric ozone depletion. Other issues have also been addressed through global negotiations, ...

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