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How Was the Fifth European Union Enlargement Actually Negotiated? A Comparative Analysis of Selected Traits

  • Despite the political and economic importance of the fifth European Union enlargement, not much research has been devoted to the negotiation process that led to this event. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of our survey conducted among politicians and diplomats representing the parties in the accession negotiations. The main objectives of this survey were to identify differences between the negotiating behavior and attitudes of participants and examine differences between the perceptions (self-perception vs. the perception of the negotiation partners) of the negotiating profiles. From the survey data, we gain valuable insights into the negotiation process, particularly into the parties' perceptions of selected traits, such as attitudes, interests, power, climate, team organization, communication, concern for protocol, flexibility, emotion, and time sensitivity, among negotiating profiles.

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Document Type:Article
Author:Remigiusz SmolinskiORCiD
Chairs and Professorships:Chair of Microeconomics
Center:Center for International Negotiation (CIN)
Year of Completion:2008
In: International Negotiation, 13 (2008) 2, 247-283