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Description - The Military and Negotiation by Deborah Goodwin

This is an investigation of the role of the modern soldier/diplomat and the nature of military negotiation, in comparison with negotiation in other contexts. It is a detailed analysis of the role of the military in current operations as negotiators and liaison workers in the field. Very few in the academic world are writing on this specific role of the military and the nature of negotiation in this situation, and such a volatile context. This publication is a first in this context, and has a keen audience in light of the current world order. The book is breaking new ground in analysing the nature of military negotiation in relation to more generic forms of negotiation, and assessing the role of the modern soldier/diplomat in recent deployments around the world. The author is an academic working within the military environment, very few people have the same capacity and accessibility to firsthand evidence and observation. Whilst peacekeeping has grown in the last decade or so, no-one has successfully investigated the role of the military and their approach to non-violent conflict resolution on the ground as few have access to such work to make a viable detailed assessmen of the nature of negotiation in a violent context, but Dr Goodwin is able to do so. Readers and researchers interested in the areas of international relations, social sciences, conflict resolution, negotiation, communication skills, politics, peacekeeping, and the role of the military, will be interested in this work and find it a valuable resource.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415350945
ISBN-10: 0415350948
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Deborah Goodwin

Dr Deborah Goodwin is a MoD Subject Matter Expert on Military Negotiation, particularly crisis negotiation. As a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, she both lectures and writes on the subject of negotiation in the national and international arena. A published author already, she is leading the world research into peacekeeping dynamics, and furthering an understanding on what is going on when someone negotiates. She has trained some 6500 peacekeepers worldwide in the last 10 years.

Books By Deborah Goodwin

Military and Negotiation by Deborah Goodwin
Paperback, January 2005
Negotiation in International Conflict by Deborah Goodwin
Paperback, November 2001