The Role of equality in negotiation and sustainable peace

Cecilia Albin, Daniel Druckman

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This chapter critically examines the role of equality, as both a procedural and a distributive principle, for sustainable peace. We first examine the extent to which equality is a preferred principle in negotiations, and its contribution to the durability of agreements. The wider role and benefits (or not) of equality in society are then discussed. Research findings demonstrate that equality in negotiations enhances the durability of agreements. As evidence from civil war negotiations suggests, however, societal stability and longer-term sustainable peace depend in part on connecting the results of negotiations with effective peacemaking and peace-building in a broader sense.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsychological components of a sustainable peace
EditorsPeter T. Coleman, Morton Deutsch
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781461435556
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NamePeace Psychology Book Series


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