International Institutions and National Policies

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 11, 2007 - Political Science
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The proliferation of international institutions and their impact has become a central issue in international relations. Why do countries comply with international agreements and how do international institutions influence national policies? Most theories focus on the extent to which international institutions can wield 'carrots and sticks' directly in their relations with states. Xinyuan Dai presents an alternative framework in which they influence national policies indirectly by utilizing non-state actors (NGOs, social movements) and empowering domestic constituencies. In this way, even weak international institutions that lack 'carrots and sticks' may have powerful effects on states. Supported by empirical studies of environmental politics, human rights and economic and security issues, this book sheds fresh light on how and why international institutions matter. It will be of interest to students, scholars and policymakers in both international relations and international law.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
13
Section 4
22
Section 5
31
Section 6
33
Section 7
50
Section 8
66
Section 9
69
Section 10
99
Section 11
100
Section 12
103
Section 13
109
Section 14
136
Section 15
140
Section 16
143

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Xinyuan Dai is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work has appeared in American Political Science Review, International Organization, World Politics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution and Social Networks.

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