Source: (2004) Marquette Law Review. 87: 665-673.

In recent years increased attention has been given to the role that apology might properly play in negotiation and conflict resolution. In practical terms, attention has been given to the crucial elements in an effective apology. At the same time, underlying the practical aspects of the role of apology are certain more theoretical matters. For example, theoretical aspects include the nature and purpose of apology, the identification of the giver and the receiver of an apology, and the appropriate time for making an apology. Against this background, Jennifer Gerarda Brown discusses both practical and theoretical issues relating to the role of apology in negotiation