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CTBT Negotiations and the Split-the-Difference Principle

Title data

Schuessler, Rudolf ; Melamud, Mordechai:
CTBT Negotiations and the Split-the-Difference Principle.
In: Schuessler, Rudolf ; van der Rijt, Jan-Willem (ed.): Focal Points in Negotiation. - Cham : Palgrave-Macmillan , 2019 . - pp. 125-148
ISBN 978-3-030-27901-1
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27901-1_6

Abstract in another language

Chapter 6 by Mordechai Melamud and Rudolf Schuessler discusses the negotiations that led to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The treaty includes provisions on potential testsite inspections. Melamud & Schuessler show that focality and salience played a role at multiple levels in the negotiations concerning inspections. Many of the positions initially put forth by parties to the negotiations were salient. Moreover, as negotiations progressed, two of these acquired particular prominence: a simple majority (50%) and two-thirds majority. In the end, the number agreed upon was the middle between these two solutions, a principle that in itself can be seen as a focal point solution that respects the moral plausibility of the outcome.

Further data

Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: nuclear test ban; onsite inspections; focal points; voting thresholds
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy > Chair Philosophy II > Chair Philosophy II - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schüßler
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology > 100 Philosophy
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 09:08
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 09:08
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/53667