10:27:10 Notes

10:27:10 Notes - International Security Notes 27 October...

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International Security Notes 27 October 2010 Institutions and International Security (neo-liberalist institutionalism) Institutions (what are they good for?) overcoming risk and reaping gains from trade people will not trade if they think that they will get ripped off provides the way of overcoming risk so that they can reap the gains of specialization and trade reducing transactions costs governing common-pool resources anyone can contribute or take from (common-pool) “positive-sum conFict” situations may or may not bene±t from interaction if they can overcome the risk of defection (i.e., cheating) by their counterparts absolute gains at least possible for anyone to bene±t, than they would without interaction When are they not useful? “zero-sum conFict” situations in which each party’s gain implies losses by one or more additional parties to interaction relative gains What is at stake? (Institutions and IR) Identifying and realizing gains for positive sum conFict
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