By Peter Harris, Ben Reilly, Mark Anstey

This instruction manual presents functional suggestion on the way to dealer peace in nations rising from deep-rooted clash and descriptions thoughts negotiators can draw upon while attempting to construct or rebuild democracy. The instruction manual presents a radical review of democratic levers -- reminiscent of power-sharing formulation, questions of federalism and autonomy, ideas for minority rights, constitutional safeguards and so on. It analyses real negotiated settlements from locations like Bosnia, Fiji, Northern eire, Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea and South Africa. Written by way of foreign specialists and skilled negotiators, the guide is designed as a short reference device containing quite a few case stories, factsheets and useful examples.

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That pressure often becomes irresistible. Time may be very limited. Political demands for fast results may be overwhelming. In a context of ongoing violence, many lives may be at stake. The temptation is to push for superficial success at the expense of concentration on the outcome. The need to reach an agreement – any agreement – becomes more important than the quality of the agreement, especially its all-important elements of sustainability and durability. Longterm stability is sacrificed for short-term expediency.

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Boulder and London: Lynne Reiner Publishers. Gurr, Ted Robert. 1993. Minorities at Risk: A Global View of Ethnopolitical Conflicts. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press. Huntington, Samuel P. 1991. The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century. Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press. Przeworski, Adam. 1991. Democracy and the Market: Political and Economic Reforms in Eastern Europe and Latin America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ramsbotham, Oliver and Tom Woodhouse.

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