Back-channel negotiations: a comparative analysis of the Oslo- and the Northern Ireland Peace Processes

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dc.contributor.advisor Novak, Stéphanie it_IT Gyimesi-Varga, Petra Julia <1994> it_IT 2019-06-18 it_IT 2019-11-20T07:10:06Z 2019-07-17 it_IT
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines back-channel negotiations emphasizing the role of secrecy in international negotiations of conflict resolution. In first place I discuss the phenomenon of secret diplomacy. Secret diplomacy is examined through a historical overview focusing on its evolution and the related contemporary challenges that it must face. In secret diplomacy a frequently employed method is back-channel negotiation. By definition back-channel negotiations are negotiations performed in secret between two or more conflicting parties with the purpose to solve a dispute. In general decision-makers decide to engage in covert communication channel in order to reach breakthrough agreements in cases of serious, often ongoing conflicts. Back-Channel negotiation cases are examined via comparative approach on the basis of academic studies and articles. Following the analysis conducted on a case by case basis, comparison is drawn between the recent cases of back-channels operated during the Oslo Peace Process and the Northern Ireland Peace Process. The research aims to find answer to the following question: how does back-channel shape peace processes? Accordingly, the research is focused on the balance between the practical advantages and disadvantages arisen from the utilization of back-channel. it_IT
dc.language.iso en it_IT
dc.publisher Università Ca' Foscari Venezia it_IT
dc.rights © Petra Julia Gyimesi-Varga, 2019 it_IT
dc.title Back-channel negotiations: a comparative analysis of the Oslo- and the Northern Ireland Peace Processes it_IT
dc.title.alternative Back-Channel Negotiations: A Comparative Analysis of the Back-Channel Negotiations in the Oslo- and the Northern Ireland Peace Processes it_IT
dc.type Master's Degree Thesis it_IT Relazioni internazionali comparate it_IT Laurea magistrale it_IT Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati it_IT
dc.description.academicyear 2018/2019_sessione_estiva it_IT
dc.rights.accessrights closedAccess it_IT
dc.thesis.matricno 870115 it_IT
dc.subject.miur SPS/04 SCIENZA POLITICA it_IT
dc.description.note it_IT it_IT it_IT 10000-01-01
dc.provenance.upload Petra Julia Gyimesi-Varga (, 2019-06-18 it_IT
dc.provenance.plagiarycheck Stéphanie Novak (, 2019-07-08 it_IT

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