GOV_298_17 - NATO Reiter, Dan. 2001. Why NATO Enlargement...

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NATO Reiter, Dan. 2001. Why NATO Enlargement Does Not Spread Democracy. International Security 25:41-67.
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What did you learn? Last class? This semester so far? Georgetown? What is your education about? Enrich your life? Job?
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Today’s Plan Review Leader-resolve and Lock-in stories Note: We are moving into regional organizations, specifically Europe Last time: European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Today: NATO
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Can the LEADER-RESOLVE (Badass) & LOCK-IN (Wimp) stories fit together?
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Strongly established dictators: Can use HR agreements to CREDIBLY signal resolve Vulnerable dictators: Afraid of HR agreements because they commit torture, and might fall from power some day Vulnerable democracies: Can use HR agreements to LOCK-IN policy Strongly established democracies: Don’t need HR agreements to lock-in, and thus prefer to keep their sovereignty Putting the stories together: dictators dictators democracies democracies Dictatorships: Leader-resolve ; Democracies: Lock-in What do the 2 stories have in common? Domestic sources of international relations
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Rosendorff’s broader view: International institutions as signals to domestic constituents Trade agreements Used by democracies to signal low-protectionism World Bank Collects data as a credible 3 rd party for democracies to be transparent The CAT Used by dictatorships to signal leader-resolve
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Take-away Domestic political determinants of international relations!
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And now NATO… And international sources of domestic politics
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course GOVT 298 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Georgetown.

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