Strategic Facilitation of Complex Decision-Making

How Process and Context Matter in Global Climate Change Negotiations

  • Ariel Macaspac Hernández

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

  3. The Climate Change Negotiations: The Value of Context and Modeled Experience

  4. Understanding the Conflictual Relations in the Global Climate Talks

  5. Strategic Facilitation of Global Climate Negotiations: Opportunities and Intervention

  6. Conclusion

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 207-266

About this book


This book provides theoretical and practical insights for effective decision making in situations that involve various types of conflict cleavages. Embedding historical analysis, negotiation analysis, political scientific analysis and game theoretical analysis in an integrated analytical framework allows a comprehensive perspective on various dilemmas and self-enforcing dynamics that inhibit decision making. The conceptualization of strategic facilitation highlights the value of leadership, chairmanship and the role of threshold states in facilitating decision making as the global climate change negotiations unfolds.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Ariel Macaspac Hernández
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06196-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06197-9
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