1st June 1993
Pattern of Meeting Participant Roles
Shadowy 'roundtable' hidden within every meeting
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[searchable PDF version, including commentary]
Click on areas of the diagram to obtain specific
commentary from Towards
a New Order of Meeting Participation
on individual particiupant roles in the roundtable.
Diagram reproduced from: Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential
See commentary on specific roles and their relationship at: Contractual Bonds between Participants
- Central seats at the round table represent the most tangible problems engendered
by participants in meetings according to the style, capacity or limitations
of each (click each for a commentary)
- Outer ring indicates some key intergovernmental and nongovernmental bodies challenged by
each perspective -- although some focus more on specific patterns of relationship.
- Parts of the international community now struggle to reconcile particular
triangular relationships whilst ignoring others (eg UNCED 1992 Earth Summit
focused on 2 - 6 - 10, and GATT Uruguay Round on 1 - 5 - 9).
- Sustainable development calls for an understanding of the dynamic interplay of checks
and balances between all meeting participant roles.