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Breaking Deadlocks: The Role of Mediators in WTO Negotiations
Název práce v češtině: Překonávání mrtvých bodů při vyjednávání: Role mediátorů ve vyjednávání v rámci WTO
Název v anglickém jazyce: Breaking Deadlocks: The Role of Mediators in WTO Negotiations
Klíčová slova: vyjednávání, poškození reputace v očích veřejnosti, mrtvý bod při vyjednávání, mediátor, mediační strategie, vyjednávání o obchodu v rámci WTO, Ministerská konference na Bali
Klíčová slova anglicky: bargaining, audience costs, deadlock, mediator, mediation strategies, WTO trade negotiations, Bali Ministerial Conference
Akademický rok vypsání: 2014/2015
Typ práce: diplomová práce
Jazyk práce: angličtina
Ústav: Katedra mezinárodních vztahů (23-KMV)
Vedoucí / školitel: Dr. rer. pol. Michal Parízek, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Řešitel: skrytý - zadáno vedoucím/školitelem
Datum přihlášení: 25.06.2015
Datum zadání: 17.09.2015
Datum a čas obhajoby: 21.06.2016 00:00
Místo konání obhajoby: IPS FSV UK, U kříže 8/661 158 00 Praha 5 – Jinonice
Datum odevzdání elektronické podoby:11.05.2016
Datum proběhlé obhajoby: 21.06.2016
Oponenti: doc. PhDr. Jan Karlas, Ph.D., M.A.
 
 
 
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WTO negotiations are driven by a high number of participants who frequently stand firm on their divergent interests and refuse to compromise until the last moment. State representatives are instructed to promote opposing demands and to avoid any concessions which could have a negative impact on the positions of member states both within parallel negotiations and in future rounds. Participants' unwillingness to abandon their interests is further strengthened by the pressure of the domestic public which can hold individual politicians responsible for potential failures. As a result, negotiations often end up in a deadlock since the combination of the abovementioned factors considerably decreases the chance to find an acceptable common ground.

Mediators uncover a new dimension within multilateral negotiations. Their reputation of impartial and independent actors enables them to communicate effectively with negotiating parties and discover their true interests. As academics often highlight, the core function of mediators resides in overcoming information gap and mistrust dilemma. Nevertheless, I argue that their role has always been much broader than it was originally expected. From my point of view, mediators help negotiators to save reputation costs not only in relation to each other but also before the domestic public. By taking over the responsibility for presenting compromise agreements and concessions, mediators facilitate the change of negotiators' opinions and maintain their positions in negotiation rounds.

In my diploma thesis, I will focus on the role of mediators as third actors in recent WTO negotiations which have witnessed many deadlocked situations. By analysing primary documents picturing the development of WTO negotiations and interviewing their direct participants, I will demonstrate various methods how mediators contribute to overcoming deadlocks and reaching agreements.
 
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