Negotiating Peace: A Guide to the Practice, Politics, and Law of International Mediation

ISBN : 9780198826880

Sven M.G. Koopmans
304 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jul 2018
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This book is the first and only practical guide to negotiating peace. Rather than another memoir or a theoretical study, it brings together personal accounts, contemporary dilemmas and historical examples in a thoughtful and easy-to-read book. In this ground-breaking book Sven Koopmans, who is both a peace negotiator and a scholar, discusses the practice, politics and law of international mediation. With both depth and a light touch he explores successful as well as failed attempts to settle the wars of the world, building on decades of historical, political and legal scholarship.


1 Negotiating Peace
2 Negotiation, Mediation, and Other Means
3 Mediators
4 Parties
5 Strategy and Planning
6 Negotiating an Agreement
7 Concluding an Agreement
8 Conclusion

About the author: 

Sven Koopmans is a peace negotiator, diplomat and international lawyer. As Senior Mediation Expert at the United Nations and as Political Advisor at the European Union he worked on peace processes in Cyprus, Darfur, Kosovo, Mali, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Guyana/Venezuela, among others. He was a litigator at Clifford Chance LLP, studied at Leiden and Harvard Universities, taught at Aix-Marseille University and obtained a doctoral degree from the University of Oxford. His first book, Diplomatic Dispute Settlement, was published in 2008. Early 2017 he was elected to Parliament in the Netherlands.

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