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A study of the offshore petroleum negotiations between Australia, the U.N. and East Timor

by Munton, Alexander J.; alexmunton@hotmail.com, null

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In this thesis I investigate the process of international negotiation to resolve a serious dispute between Australia and East Timor over offshore oil and gas, which arose after East Timor?s transition to independence in 1999. The central aim is to uncover and analyse the dynamics of the negotiations, and to explain how outcomes were determined. The question of negotiated outcomes is of special significance given the extent to which East Timor was able to move Australia beyond its preferred outcome. In this case, the seemingly weaker party was able to overcome a more powerful bargaining opponent. My aim in writing this thesis is to explain why that was possible and how it was achieved.
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Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:international negotiation australia east timor conflict resources bargaining power law

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Date of Publication:01/01/2007

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