States - States and International Regimes What is a...

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States and International Regimes
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What is a Regime? "principles, norms, rules, and decision making procedures around which actor expectations converge in a given issue-area” (Krasner)
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A Note About International Law International law is fundamentally different from national law States are sovereign (no world government) This means we can’t enforce laws the same way we can at the national level (fines, jail, etc.) Persuasion rather than coercion International law does become domestic law if ratified/passed, but
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“Pro” Regime Roles Lead State Push their solution to the issue Fund, produce research supporting the regime Educate other states Use diplomatic clout to make issue priority Try to persuade veto states
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“Con” Regime Roles Swing State Demands concessions as a price for supporting the agreement (May not actually be against the regime) Veto (Blocking) State Opposes regime outright or tries to weaken it to the point of being ineffective
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