world’s governments engage in negotiations over economic
issues with one another and with others every week. Yet social
science still does not understand this process well enough. Good
new research is being done but it is somewhat scattered and in
need of integration.
At this site
you can learn what is being published today and what new research
is underway. The distinctive focus is on the process of international
negotiation—meaning things negotiators and mediators do--on
economic or environmental issues. The publications listed here
all touch on this process, even when it is not the primary subject.
that say nothing explicitly about the process of international
negotiation will not generally be found here. This site does not
attempt to report on all publications that could be related--such
as proposals for negotiations; technical work on the issues, relevant
markets, and laws; international institutions in which negotiations
take place; and the natures of participating states.
This site represents
an informal network of scholars, officials, and others who share
an interest in explaining, generalizing about, and improving negotiations
concerning international trade, finance, investment, migration,
or the environment.
share a common interest in research that is theoretically guided
and that will improve empirically-grounded theory. They are also
interested in using theory to improve practice, and they are not
partisans of any single perspective—theoretical, methodological,
political, or national. All members engage in research on related
subjects as well, and you can learn about their other work from
links to their home pages in many cases.
of this virtual network are to provide information about new projects
and publications on this important subject, and over the medium
term to foster greater integration of knowledge, possibly including
more collaborations across national and disciplinary boundaries.
on What's New to see the latest projects
and publications, and on Archive for
earlier publications. For background works see Selected
If you have
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for technical inquires contact Rebecca Rice at email@example.com.