GOV_298_27 - Review Plan • Review • Questions •...

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Unformatted text preview: Review Plan • Review • Questions • Rational expectations • Life • Evals One of the course take-aways: • Institutions matter… • The international arena partly depends on domestic & international institutions. • What is an institution? – A set of rules (structures/constraints/mechanisms) that govern the behavior of a given set of actors in a given context. – (An equilibrium) What international institutions do • Cooperation – especially coordinating actors on Pareto superior equilibria in prisoner-dilemma-esque situations • Commitment – Hands tying of present government (two level game) – change the payoffs for other veto players – Hands tying of future governments – LOCK-IN! – Hands tying of present governments – signaling resolve to foreign and/or domestic audiences • Laundering / Dirty work • (A 3 rd-party source of information) Goal: Replace proper nouns & dates with the names of variables ! • Political + Exchange-rate regime • Multi-party dictatorships • Age of democracy • # of checks and balances • Focal point • Precedent on trade policy • Domestic political constraints • Political importance (UNSC) • Alliance (voting at the UNGA) • Economic ties • Regional Organization Membership • Distribution of global economic power • population, GDP/capita, host-country, Soviet/planned country • International Institution (the IMF) • CAT membership (Vreeland) • ECHR membership (Moravcsik) • Slow, steady success of EU • International reserve currency (McNamara) • Choosing NAFTA or WTO (Busch)...
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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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GOV_298_27 - Review Plan • Review • Questions •...

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