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Motivations Matter: The Impact Of Conflicting Mediation Motivations On Mediation Success
In the complex environment of International relations, multi-state mediation is often used as a method of alternative dispute resolution. Prior scholarly work has developed an understanding of the motivations for actors to perform the role as mediator. However, this body of work has not discussed how, in multi-state mediation attempts, competing motivations interact within the informal negotiation that occurs between mediators before a plan for dispute resolution is presented. In order to analyze the affects of these competing motivations on the outcome of the mediation, a simultaneous move game was used to develop scenario dependent models and hypotheses. Then through two case studies, the models and hypothesis were tested. The results of these analyses are that mediator motivations matter and have an affect on the outcome of the mediation as a whole.