Essays on Negotiation and Bargaining Skills of the Participants of Camp David II Case Study

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The paper "Negotiation and Bargaining Skills of the Participants of Camp David II" is a good example of a business case study.   Negotiation and bargaining skills are something extremely important in every field of life. Politicians and businessmen use these skills all the time. In fact, the most historical summits became successful due to the good negotiation and bargaining skills of their members. However, some even failed because their member had poor negotiation and bargaining skills. One such summit in Camp David II. In this essay the negotiation& bargaining skills of the participants of Camp David II.

Will be analyzed in detail. .Clinton Arafat and Barak’ s negotiation styles will help in evaluating their skills. Apart from this the Collaborative negotiation style and Competitive negotiation style of negotiation will be forced on as these two styles helped in polishing or spoiling their negotiation& bargaining skills.   Analysis Camp David II was the most important meeting between the Israelis and Palestinians since the 1993 Oslo accords (Clayton 2004). The crucial questions of refugees and Jerusalem, as well as settlements and land, were negotiated. The negotiating styles of the mediator (Clinton ) changed dramatically the used a Collaborative negotiation style while Arafat and Barak came to the table with a lot Competitive negotiation style of negotiation. Yasser Arafat was a very rigid person he had a Competitive style of negotiation he said that not long prior to the Camp David invitation were passed out, he said that he had predicted before that and had told Madeleine Albright an essential meeting like this one was destined to fail if no appropriate preparation was done. He assumed that he had persuaded the United States secretary of state into believing that they required a little more time before the meeting so that they could do some research of their own (Shazly 1986).

although Albright permitted herself to be influenced via the Israeli Prime Minister, as Ehud Barak had a Competitive negotiation he wanted to get the best out of the meeting so he told Clinton that the meeting should be held as soon as possible Barak also successful in convincing united states a private meeting amongst himself, Arafat, and Clinton. He insisted that a face-to-face meeting which might convince Arafat to agree to an agreement that may satisfy Israel and put a stop to the conflict between Jews and Palestinians (Deutsch 2000).

However, since he was using a Competitive negotiation style, he thought this might an end all the conflicts with the Palestinians by announcing that they would put a stop to all their claim, just by negotiating with them for one-two days. The conflicts between the two were too intense, and Barak’ s competitive negotiation style would not be useful here. Many conspiracy theories were made about Barak setting conditions regarding Jerusalem, people in exile, borders, a Jewish settlement, and so on.

Nevertheless, Arafat also had a competitive negotiation style and thus wanted only to win against Barak. Barak too had the same style and thus wanted Arafat to give in to the pressure which both Clinton and Barak were putting, and if things would not go as planned he would place the hold Palestinian responsible.

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