What is an Impasse?
The word impasse may refer to any
situation in which no progress can be made.
• A bargaining impasse occurs when the two
sides negotiating an agreement are unable to
reach an agreement and become deadlocked.
Effect of an impasse-
• almost invariably mutually harmful
– either as a result of direct action
– or simply due to the resulting delay in negotiating
a mutually beneficial agreement.
(A tool for breaking impasse)-
“The human capacity to face, overcome
and be strengthened by experiences of
In the international negotiation context it
can be a critical factor facilitating the
emergence of success in the face of failure
Negotiation resilience –
The capacity of negotiating parties to
recover from actual or anticipated setbacks,
stalemates and deadlocks experienced in the
negotiation process by finding ways to restart
It can help negotiators in achieving
negotiated outcomes when they face real or