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Multilateral Conferences : Purposeful International Negotiation - Ronald A. Walker

Multilateral Conferences

Purposeful International Negotiation

Hardcover Published: 25th May 2004
ISBN: 9781403933218
Number Of Pages: 281

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From the UN Security Council and the European Union's Council of Ministers to obscure committees on food labelling or the scheduling of World Fairs, several thousand multilateral conferences are held each year. Why do governments deploy so much effort in these activities? What goes on behind the scenes at these meetings? How are their outcomes determined and what are the real-world consequences? Ronald A. Walker reveals the inner workings of such conferences, the result-oriented strategies that are pursued behind a facade of formal ritual and their impact on the behavior of sovereign states.

The context
Governments and committeesp. 3
The purposes of multilateralismp. 16
Influence on governmentsp. 23
International organisationsp. 43
Multilateral diplomacyp. 62
Process and strategy
Purposes of multilateral conferencesp. 87
Delegationsp. 106
The format of multilateral conferencesp. 127
The products of multilateral conferencesp. 145
Decision-making processesp. 159
Negotiationp. 173
Delegation managementp. 195
Conference managementp. 209
National stylesp. 227
Evaluation
The worth of multilateral conferencesp. 245
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ISBN: 9781403933218
ISBN-10: 1403933219
Series: Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 25th May 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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