This series collects essays on the development of foundational dispute resolution theory and practice and their application to increasingly more complex settings of conflicts in the world, including multi-party and multi-issue decision making, and negotiations in political policy formation and governance, and international conflict resolution. Each volume contains an introduction by the editor which explores the key issues in the field. All three volumes feature essays which span an interdisciplinary range of fields - law, political science, game theory, decision science, economics, social and cognitive psychology, sociology and anthropology - and consider issues in the uses of informal and private as well as more formal and public processes. The articles also question whether the development of universal theoretical insights about conflict resolution is possible with variable numbers of parties and issues and in multi-cultural settings. Taken together, the three volumes in this series present classic research articles on all aspects of complex dispute resolution and constitute an invaluable reference resource for libraries and academics in political decision making, human rights, international relations and business and commercial law.