The literature on negotiations and bargaining has been dominated by academics in business and public administration. Given the interests and orientation of the academic disciplines, it is not surprising that the academic studies predominantly have examined the processes and dynamics at the level of collective bargaining and to a lesser extent organization leadership and management. Dispute resolution has a distinctly intra–organizational character. In 1991 the warring factions in El Salvador came together to negotiate both an end to the fighting, but also to create a framework for the introduction of a democratic government for the country. Over a period of several months the two sides shaped an agreement. Finally in late December of 1991 with a flurry of decisions an agreement was drafted and signed. Twenty years later the country continues to implement the peace accord, but there is no consensus that the task is complete.
Cox, Raymond W. III and Renderos, Hugo
"Achieving Democracy: Implementing the 1992 Salvadoran Peace Accords,"
Peace and Conflict Studies: Vol. 20
, Article 3.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol20/iss2/3