Insecurity of Lives and Properties: Application of Principled/Collaborative Negotiation Principles and Practice in Resolving the Dispute of State Demand for State Police in Nigeria
Keywords:Principled/Collaborative Negotiation, State Police, Security, Dispute
The article by way of analytical method examines Principled/Collaborative Negotiation Principles and Practice with the objective of applying same in resolving the dispute of State demand for State Police between States and Federal governments of Nigeria, pronounced by problem of insecurity of lives and properties. These principles and practice in resolving disputes are distilled and applied in the context of States and Federal government of Nigeria as parties to dispute of State demand for State Police. By applying these principles and practice to resolving the dispute between the parties, a good platform is created for the parties’ interests, fears and challenges to be brought to bear whereby both parties gravitate towards the same direction to resolving the dispute in order to solve the problem of insecurity of lives and properties. The first part deals with introduction, discusses the duty of government to secure lives and properties of the citizens, the problem of insecurity, failure of the Police, State Police and demand for State Police by States. The second part discusses Principled Negotiation and its four prescriptions in practice; part three deals with Collaborative Negotiation, its approaches and application to resolving the dispute of demand for State Police between the parties. Part four deals with the use and practice of Principled Negotiation to resolve disagreements and its application to the parties in resolving the dispute of State demand for State Police. Part five deals with conclusion/recommendations.