Drie Sporen (Three Approaches to Negotiating the Belgian Political Conflict)

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Alain Laurent Verbeke

KU Leuven - Faculty of Law; Harvard Law School; KU Leuven - Faculty of Psychology; Tilburg Law School; Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law; Greenille Private Client Team @ Deloitte Legal - Lawyers

Date Written: November 28, 2007

Abstract

In this short piece I argue that the enduring political crisis in Belgium, a game of chicken with Flemish and Francophones confronting each other in a permanent positional bargaining war, may only be resolved by adopting three parallel approaches. Not only focusing on the substance, but having more attention for the process of the negotiation and thirdly, foremost, on the relational issues between the parties.

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Keywords: Negotiation Theory, Belgian Political Conflict

Suggested Citation

Verbeke, Alain Laurent P. G., Drie Sporen (Three Approaches to Negotiating the Belgian Political Conflict) (November 28, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1801865 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1801865

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