Ceci est une Fiction: Bye Bye Belgium (Bye Bye Belgium)

De Tijd, December 2006

1 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2011

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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

Robert H. Mnookin

Harvard Law School; Program on Negotiation

Date Written: December 15, 2006

Abstract

In this Op Ed we comment on how the debate following the TV show at RTBF on Bye Bye Belgium illustrates the deathness on both sides of the language divide. People argue from within their position without listening to the other side. Negotiation experts know that a true dialogue and solution may only be found if parties both listen with empathy to each other and assert their own interests clearly but with respect for the other side. This problem solving and collaborative attitude is lacking in the Belgian institutional context.

Note: Downloadable document is in French.

Keywords: Negotiation Theory, Belgium, Political crisis, conflict

Suggested Citation

Verbeke, Alain Laurent P. G. and Mnookin, Robert H., Ceci est une Fiction: Bye Bye Belgium (Bye Bye Belgium) (December 15, 2006). De Tijd, December 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1801928

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