Negotiating with Terrorists (International Negotiation Series, 1)

Negotiating with Terrorists (International Negotiation Series, 1) by I. William Zartman

ISBN10: 9004148574
ISBN13: 978-9004148574
Author: I. William Zartman
Title: Negotiating with Terrorists (International Negotiation Series, 1)
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (December 31, 2005)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1375 kb
Size PDF: 1390 kb
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Subcategory: Politics & Government

Negotiating with Terrorists (International Negotiation Series, 1) by I. William Zartman



Negotiating with terrorists is possible, within limits, as the chapters in this book show and explore. Limits come initially in the distinction between absolute and contingent terrorists, and then between revolutionary and conditional absolutes and between barricaders, kidnappers and hijackers in the contingent category. Revolutionary absolutes are nonnegotiable adversaries, but even conditional absolutes are potentially negotiable and contingent terrorists actually seek negotiation. The official negotiator is faced with the task of giving a little in order to get the terrorist to give a lot, a particularly difficult imbalance to obtain given the highly committed and desperate nature of terrorists as they follow rational but highly unconventional tactics. Such are the challenges of negotiating with terrorists that this first volume of the "International Negotiation Series" explores and elucidates.

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