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Negotiating with Terrorists (International Negotiation Series, 1) ('international Negotiation) [Hardcover]

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This edited volume addresses the important issue of negotiating with terrorists, and offers recommendations for best practice and processes.

Hostage negotiation is the process of trying to align two often completely polarised parties. Authorities view hostage taking as unacceptable demands made by unacceptable means. However terrorists view their actions as completely justified, even on moral and religious grounds. If they are to try and reconcile these two sides, it is essential for hostage negotiators to understand terrorist culture, the hostage takers' profiles, their personality, their view of the world and also the authorities, their values and their framing of the problem raised by the taking of hostages.

Although not advocating negotiating with terrorists, the volume seeks to analyse when, why, and how it is done. Part I deals with the theory and quantifiable data produced from analysis of hostage situations, while Part II explores several high profile case studies and the lessons that can be learnt from them.

This volume will be of great interest to students of terrorism studies, conflict management, negotiation, security studies and IR in general.

I William Zartman is the Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Organization and Conflict Resolution and former Director of the Conflict Management and African Studies Programs, at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Program at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. He is author/editor of over 20 books on negotiation, conflict and mediation.

Guy Olivier Faure is Professor of Sociology at the Sorbonne University, Paris I, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) Program at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. He has served as an advisor to French government on hostage negotiations.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Pages   184
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.6" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 31, 2005
Publisher   Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN  9004148574  
ISBN13  9789004148574  

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Legendary book by Conflict Resolution Great  Feb 27, 2009
For anyone who knows the field of Conflict Resolution well, Dr. Zartman is an absolute legend. This book does not disappoint, and it's an interesting twist on one of the most timely issues of our generation

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