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.
|Title of host publication||Psychological components of a sustainable peace|
|Editors||Peter T. Coleman, Morton Deutsch|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Springer, Springer Nature|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Name||Peace Psychology Book Series|