Negotiating with Terrorists

I. William Zartman
BRILL, 2006 - 176 pages
International Negotiation Series, 1 (International Studies Library, 1) 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. (Previously published in International Negotiation, Volume 8:3) Table of Contents List of Contributors Introduction - I. William Zartman 1.Chapter 1: Negotiating the Non-Negotiable: Dealing with Absolutist Terrorists - Richard E. Hayes, Stacey R. Kaminski and Steven M. Beres 2.Chapter 2: Negotiating with Terrorists: The Hostage Case - Guy Olivier Faure 3.Chapter 3: Contrasting Dynamics of Crisis Negotiations: Barricade versus Kidnapping Incidents - Adam Dolnik 4.Chapter 4: Testing the Role Effect in Terrorist Negotiations - William A. Donohue and Paul J. Taylor 5.Chapter 5: Negotiating under the Cross: The Story of the Forty Day Siege of the Church of Nativity - Moty Cristal 6.Chapter 6: The Moscow Theater Hostage Crisis: The Perpetrators, their Tactics, and the Russian Response - Adam Dolnik and Richard Pilch 7.Chapter 7: Negotiating with Villains Revisited: Research Note - Bertram I. Spector Index About the Editor I. William Zartman is Professor Emeritus at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University. The Jacob Blaustein Professor of International Organizations and Conflict Resolution, he is the former director of the SAIS Conflict Management Program and former director of the SAIS African Studies Program. He has authored seven books, edited 15 others, and is co-author and editor of the SAIS African Studies Library, which numbers 18 books so far. The past president of both the Middle East Studies Association and the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, Dr. Zartman has been a Distinguished Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Halévy Professor at the Institute of Political Studies of the Universities of Paris, and Olin Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy. He currently carries the distinction of Professor Emeritus at SAIS

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