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Overcoming Power Asymmetry in Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups

Clements, Ashley


Humanitarian actors seeking to offer assistance and protection to civilians in many contemporary conflicts negotiate access with armed groups from a position of weakness. They consequently concede many of their demands, compromising humanitarian operations and principles, and leaving millions of vulnerable civilians beyond reach. Using a structural analysis of the negotiation process in many recent humanitarian crises this article demonstrates the basis of this marked power asymmetry and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: International Negotiation
DOI: 10.1163/15718069-23031136


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