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Implicit Ethics: Normative Claims to Culture in Multilateral Negotiations


Groth, Stefan (2020). Implicit Ethics: Normative Claims to Culture in Multilateral Negotiations. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 30(2):179-195.

Abstract

Multilateral negotiations are often critiqued for not sufficiently addressing issues of justice and for rendering contentious issues ‘technical.’ Such a view is problematic as it limits the voicing of justice claims to explicit utterances and neglects implicit claims. This paper shows that the communicative modalities of multilateral negotiations can lead to situations in which a shift to implicit justice claims is advantageous. The seeming absence of such claims does not necessarily preclude a mostly technical discourse or the absence of issues of justice but can also signify a shift towards a strategically favorable diplomatic register in which normative stances are implied but not made explicit.

Abstract

Multilateral negotiations are often critiqued for not sufficiently addressing issues of justice and for rendering contentious issues ‘technical.’ Such a view is problematic as it limits the voicing of justice claims to explicit utterances and neglects implicit claims. This paper shows that the communicative modalities of multilateral negotiations can lead to situations in which a shift to implicit justice claims is advantageous. The seeming absence of such claims does not necessarily preclude a mostly technical discourse or the absence of issues of justice but can also signify a shift towards a strategically favorable diplomatic register in which normative stances are implied but not made explicit.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:790 Sports, games & entertainment
390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Scopus Subject Areas:Social Sciences & Humanities > Language and Linguistics
Social Sciences & Humanities > Linguistics and Language
Uncontrolled Keywords:justice, context, nonindexicality, diplomacy, negotiations
Language:English
Date:1 August 2020
Deposited On:13 Dec 2019 09:14
Last Modified:10 Aug 2020 01:02
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:1055-1360
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/jola.12258

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