Justice and fairness in negotiation

Daniel Druckman*, Lynn Wagner

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this special issue we display a variety of approaches to the study of justice. Articles from scholars working on questions involving justice and fairness in decision making exchanges calls attention to variety of research approaches, issue domains, cases and hypotheses used to explore these questions. All of the contributions emphasize analysis, using quantitative and qualitative methods including simulation-experiments, comparative case studies, statistical analyses and game theory. The articles in this collection reveal that justice and fairness concerns extend from the negotiation process to the outcome and into the implementation stage. They share the underlying expectation that individuals and groups gravitate toward fairness and justice in their exchanges with others. Therefore, a full understanding of group decision processes will be incomplete if justice and fairness issues are not considered alongside issues such as power distributions and alternatives to an agreement. The authors also suggest that outcomes built on justice and fairness principles will enhance the efficiency, stability and implementation of the negotiated agreements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-17
Number of pages9
JournalGroup Decision and Negotiation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017


  • Distributive justice
  • Fairness
  • Negotiation process
  • Pareto-optimal allocations
  • Procedural justice

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