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Published: 11 March 2021

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780192894762

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Back-Channel Negotiation in Northern Ireland

Niall Ó Dochartaigh

  • Includes rich new evidence of the operation of back-channel communication in Northern Ireland that has never been published before
  • Explains why efforts to end the conflict through back-channel negotiations repeatedly failed before finally succeeding in the 1990s
  • Engages with theories of negotiation and mediation and extends our understanding of the distinctive dynamics of negotiations conducted in secret and the conditions conducive to the negotiated settlement of conflict