Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ian O'Flynn
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If a deeply divided society is to make the move from conflict to peace and democracy, its communities must pull together. While togetherness can be construed in different ways, its basic logic can be spelt out in terms of the notion of a ‘shared intention’. Accordingly, the burden of this article is to argue that developing shared intentions between conflicting communities is important for overcoming their conflict and to explain why deliberation is a better instrument than bargaining for developing them. As we will see, entering into bargaining involves a more limited or less ambitious shared intention than entering into deliberation, and deliberation is likely to promote other shared intentions in a way that bargaining is not.
Author(s): O'Flynn I
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: British Journal of Political Science
Print publication date: 01/01/2017
Online publication date: 22/09/2015
Acceptance date: 09/07/2015
ISSN (print): 0007-1234
ISSN (electronic): 1469-2112
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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