The Military and Negotiation
The Role of the Soldier-Diplomat
Routledge – 2004 – 264 pages
Series: Cass Series on Peacekeeping
A new investigation of the role of the modern soldier/diplomat and the nature of military negotiation, in comparison with negotiation in other key contexts.
This new book presents a detailed analysis of the role of the military in current operations as negotiators and liaison workers in the field. It shows how 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.
This study breaks new ground in analyzing 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 assessment of the nature of negotiation in a violent context, but Dr Goodwin is able to do so.
1. Review of extant literature on the nature of military negotiation 2. Review of extant literature and theories from proximate disciplines 3. Strategic Interaction: Negotiation as a co-operative and a competitive process; Interests; Threat moves; Alternatives in negotiation 4. Situational Influences; Context; Culture 5. Interpersonal Interaction; Communication; Personality 6. Summary of the Problems Facing Soldiers in Negotiation Contexts, and the Key Factors in Tactical Negotiation; Situational factors; Mission and Time; Force; Operational factors; Duress; Temperament and Emotion; Training and pre-deployment briefing 7. A case-study from a peacekeeping operation: Liberian 8. Case studies from the United Nations Protection Force in Bosnia 1992-1993 9. A Comparative Case Study: Sierra Leone 10. A model for military negotiation. 'DIAMOND' Conclusions: Summary of Case-Studies and Implications for a Proposed New Model of Military Negotiation Suggestions for future research
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.