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International Negotiation Competitions: Benefits and Adaptability to the Humanitarian Sector
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

International negotiation competitions are not a new phenomenon. These competitionshave been growing in popularity worldwide and have several pedagogic benefits forthe participants. Unfortunately, so far have been targeted only to students from the lawor business fields excluding students from other fields, including the humanitarianstudents. These students are likely to follow a career where negotiations play a keyrole, nevertheless, they are not well prepared for it. The purpose of this thesis is toexplore these benefits and the transferability of these competition models to thehumanitarian sector. This thesis, therefore, seeks to answer the research question“What benefits can international negotiation competitions have for participants?” and“Could students in the humanitarian sector benefit from negotiation competitionsadapted to the challenges they are likely to face?”. The study comprises of bothquantitative and qualitative methodological approaches. An analysis of existingliterature was undertaken alongside a pre-study survey to humanitarian students, 15expert interviews and an online survey to participants to negotiation competitions.The thesis presents the opinions of a variety of experts and participants in negotiationcompetitions and reveals several benefits of participation in such events. Thesebenefits include: skill development, multicultural environment, simulation of realemotions, feedback from judges, networking opportunities and promotion of the field.The findings also suggest that the transferability of this model to humanitarian studentscould be not only possible but beneficial, yet some barriers could arise. Explanation ofpossible barriers to this implementation and possible solutions to mitigate them aredisclosed.

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2018. , p. 48
Keywords [en]
negotiation competition, humanitarian negotitations, negotiation pedagogy, out-of-classroom education, humanitarian action, humanitarian sector
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-354734OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-354734DiVA, id: diva2:1222466
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International Humanitarian Action
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Master Programme in Humanitarian Action and Conflict
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2018-06-01, 70042, Uppsala University, Uppsala, 14:21 (English)
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Available from: 2018-06-22 Created: 2018-06-21 Last updated: 2018-06-22Bibliographically approved

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