Lecture 10_PS121

Lecture 10_PS121 - PS121 Lecture 10_4/29/09 Neo-liberal...

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PS121 Lecture 10_4/29/09 Neo-liberal Institutionalism The third leg of Kant (international organizations and international law) o Institutions ( type of normative pattern that structures human behavior—broadest ) v. Regimes ( international regimes are principles norms rules and decision making procedures in which actors expectations converge in a given issue—they facilitate cooperation, they help states overcome selective action problems, help to mitigate or meliorate anarchy—examples: UN system, Geneva Convention, Law of the Seas, Breton Woods) v. Organizations ( physical, material things—Budgets, Bureaucrats, Buildings—these are what makes something and organization or a regime, examples: United Nations, NATO, WTO ) Fuses liberalism and rational choice (neo-realism?) Organizing metaphor—avoiding collective action problems o Optimally what we all need to do is coordinate cooperation —but at the individual level there is an opportunity to cheat, international institutions are the way to solve this: o Institutions lead to repeated interactions —creates a system by which countries
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Lecture 10_PS121 - PS121 Lecture 10_4/29/09 Neo-liberal...

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