The Role of Equality in Negotiation and Sustainable Peace

  • Cecilia Albin
  • Daniel Druckman
Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)


This chapter critically examines the role of equality, as both a procedural and a distributive principle, for sustainable peace. We first examine the extent to which equality is a preferred principle in negotiations, and its contribution to the durability of agreements. The wider role and benefits (or not) of equality in society are then discussed. Research findings demonstrate that equality in negotiations enhances the durability of agreements. As evidence from civil war negotiations suggests, however, societal stability and longer-term sustainable peace depend in part on connecting the results of negotiations with effective peacemaking and peace-building in a broader sense.


Gender Equality Procedural Justice Distributive Justice Negotiation Process Equality Principle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Peace and Conflict ResearchUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Public and International AffairsGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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