To investigate negotiation further from the viewpoint of political science proves as logical as fruitful. This paper shows that negotiation and the traditional topics of political science have a similar historical background in common. Besides, epistemologically, as academic fields and research area, negotiation and political science share a set of interesting ambivalences. Last, negotiation relates to practical challenges, summons actors, or questions concepts that are at the core of political science. Thanks to these connections between negotiation and political science, the lenses of this latter discipline prove useful, and the paper opens some potential research areas, namely a political analysis of the gap between the "Age of negotiation" (Zartman) and the difficult development of negotiation in France. Last, the contributions reflects on the political critiques addressed to negotiation in France, and which factors could swing the impetus against negotiation.
COLSON, A. (2009). Penser la négociation en science politique : retour aux sources et perspectives de recherche. Negociations, 2009/2(12), pp. 93-106.