This thematic issue of the journal revisits the thesis introduced ten years ago in the book, Getting It Done: Post-Agreement Negotiation and International Regimes, that regimes are recursive negotiations and not merely one-off settlements that turn next to ratification. Seven cases are presented in the issue and discussed in this article that develop a number of reasons why regimes are marked by post-agreement negotiations. They examine the dimensions of these different types of encounters, all negotiations to be explored by established negotiation analysis but incomplete and incomprehensible without the context of the previous agreement, which then they complement.
HampsonFenZartmanI. WilliamMelamudMordechaiMeertsPaul“The Importance of Coupling: The Limited Test Ban Negotiations”Banning the Bang or the Bomb?: Negotiating the Nuclear Test Ban Regime2014Cambridge, UKCambridge University Press