Evaluating the Contributions of Track-two Diplomacy to Conflict Termination in South Africa, 1984-90

  title={Evaluating the Contributions of Track-two Diplomacy to Conflict Termination in South Africa, 1984-90},
  author={Daniel Lieberfeld},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={355 - 372}
This article evaluates the political impact of three non-official, track-two initiatives aimed at resolving the conflict in South Africa. Meetings between white South Africans and the African National Congress (ANC) in the pre-negotiation period from 1985 to 1990 produced direct, substantive inputs into official, track-one decisionmaking regarding negotiations, as well as indirect inputs into public opinion and party politics bearing on questions of negotiated settlement. Track-two talks are… 

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