chapter  9
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As our literature review in the introductory chapter has illustrated, the signifi cant role of Chair in multilateral negotiations has remained for a long time at the fringes of academic research, with a scarcity of scholarly works primarily of descriptive focus. However, this trend seems to be reversing nowadays, and important theoretical and analytical insights are to be found in current treatises of the chairmanship institution. Making a contribution to this growing literature, our book by no means contradicts the insights of earlier research but rather complements them. It draws on more broadly articulated analytical frameworks and applies them in a specifi c institutional context of multilateral negotiations, namely a UN setting.