Negotiating peace

the role of procedural and distributive justice in achieving durable peace

Daniel Druckman*, Lynn Wagner

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Abstract

Many civil wars have been terminated with a peace agreement that ends the fighting, but these agreements have not always resulted in lasting peace. Earlier research on peace agreements has missed important points during which justice principles can play a role in establishing durable peace – during the negotiation process itself (procedural justice: PJ) and as incorporated into the negotiated outcome (distributive justice: DJ). Nor has the earlier research simultaneously considered the variety of dimensions that define durable peace, including reconciliation, security reform, governance, and economic growth. This study fills these gaps by examining the relationship between the justice and peace variables in 50 civil wars. Our analyses show that PJ and DJ led to more stable agreements and to a more durable peace: A significant time-lagged path from the justice to peace variables was demonstrated. The results suggest that just negotiation processes and outcomes are important contributors to peace.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGroup decision and negotiation
Subtitle of host publicationtheory, empirical evidence, and application - 16th International Conference, GDN 2016, revised selected papers
EditorsDeepinder Bajwa, Sabine T. Koeszegi, Rudolf Vetschera
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages152-174
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783319526249
ISBN (Print)9783319526232
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event16th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation, GDN 2016 - Bellingham, United States
Duration: 20 Jun 201624 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume274
ISSN (Print)1865-1348

Other

Other16th International Conference on Group Decision and Negotiation, GDN 2016
CountryUnited States
CityBellingham
Period20/06/1624/06/16

Keywords

  • distributive justice
  • durable peace
  • peace agreements
  • peacekeeping
  • procedural justice
  • stable agreements

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    Druckman, D., & Wagner, L. (2017). Negotiating peace: the role of procedural and distributive justice in achieving durable peace. In D. Bajwa, S. T. Koeszegi, & R. Vetschera (Eds.), Group decision and negotiation: theory, empirical evidence, and application - 16th International Conference, GDN 2016, revised selected papers (pp. 152-174). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 274). Cham: Springer, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52624-9_12