publication . Other literature type . Preprint . Article . 2010

Endogenous Learning and Consensual Understanding in Multilateral Negotiations: Arguing and Bargaining in the WTO

Wolfe, Robert; Wolfe, Robert;
English
  • Published: 01 May 2010
  • Publisher: Unknown
Abstract
People at home and trade negotiators in Geneva cannot bargain what they do not understand, and what they bargain must be based on consensual understanding among the relevant actors, whether or not they agree on what to do about it. Consensual understanding is endogenous, arising in an argumentative process of learning structured by constitutive principles of a regime. In a departure from both rationalist and constructivist approaches to negotiation analysis in political science, my goal in this paper is to try to advance analysis of these questions by exploring the contribution that deliberation or arguing makes to learning. My proposition is that something happ...
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free text keywords: WTO, Bargaining, Learning, Agricultural and Food Policy, International Development, International Relations/Trade,, Agricultural and Food Policy, International Development, International Relations/Trade, WTO, Bargaining, Learning, Public relations, business.industry, business, Argument, Social reality, Positive economics, Constructivism (philosophy of education), Deliberation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Argumentative, Multilateral trade negotiations, Negotiation, Political science
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publication . Other literature type . Preprint . Article . 2010

Endogenous Learning and Consensual Understanding in Multilateral Negotiations: Arguing and Bargaining in the WTO

Wolfe, Robert; Wolfe, Robert;