The Mediator as Coalition Builder: George Mitchell in Northern Ireland

@article{Curran2003TheMA,
  title={The Mediator as Coalition Builder: George Mitchell in Northern Ireland},
  author={D. F. Curran and J. Sebenius},
  journal={International Negotiation},
  year={2003},
  volume={8},
  pages={111-147}
}
In 1996, George Mitchell became the co-chairman of the All-Party Talks in a polarized Northern Ireland where the extremes had the dominant voice while the center was relatively mute politically. In analyzing Mitchell's actions, we seek to break new ground in the study of mediation. First, we explicitly assess the context to identify key barriers and opportunities. Second, we move beyond general categories of mediator approach – such as communication, formulation, and manipulation – to match… Expand
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