9.6 Overcoming a Refusal to Negotiate
Governance can only respond to people’s needs if everybody is prepared to negotiate. Both the government and the governed need to have some flexibility – yet there are people who refuse to compromise. The following sub-sections examine different kinds of refusal to negotiate:
This categorisation does not imply that intransigence is always one-sided. Although one side might accuse the other of refusing to negotiate, situations are often more complicated than that.