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International Regimes & Norms
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How do norms spread? Conditionality (external pressure) Copying “best practices” Moral/ethical reasons Domestic lobbying/pressure Adaptation to a “regime” Regime: a system of rules, principles, or norms generally recognized in the international community.
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Regime Theory Regime theory is a theory within international relations derived from the liberal tradition that argues that international institutions or regimes affect the behavior of states (or other international actors). It assumes that cooperation is possible in the anarchic system of states, as regimes are by definition instances of international cooperation.
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How do norms spread? Norm emergence:
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Unformatted text preview: NGOs, IOs, other “norm entrepreneurs” introduce new norms • Norm cascade: new norms spread rapidly • Norm internationalization: norms become widely accepted, no longer contested Death Penalty Landmines/Cluster Bombs • International Campaign to Ban Landmines, resulted in Mine Ban Treaty of 1997 • Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 to Jody Williams • Convention on Cluster Munitions, Dublin 2008, 23 ratified, another 78 have signed but not ratified Human Rights • Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1976) • International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (1976) World Justice Project...
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