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Lecture4 - Reluctance to cooperate Absolute vs. relative...

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The Puzzle of International  Organizations (IOs)  What is an IO? Why should they exist? But do they work? How do they work?
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Some Definitions International Organizations Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs) International Non-Governmental Organizations  (INGOs) International Institutions Rules+IGOs International Regimes Informal rules and norms
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Are International Organizations  Intuitive? States Nation/Nation-State IOs? (Sovereignty vs. intrusion of  sovereignty)
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How/Why Did IOs Emerge? Protection of security/sovereignty More inclusion of states Trade increases Rise of “enlightened” ideas/norms of  behavior Democracy Internationalism
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But do they work? International institutions not world  government Threat of war/international anarchy
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Unformatted text preview: Reluctance to cooperate Absolute vs. relative gains Institutions are marginal Ideas are variable and not useful How do they work? Information Interests Institution/interest alignment Compliance Reciprocity/Reputation Ideas Norms Social Knowledge Leaders Questions to think about Why do states cooperate? Are institutions a reflection of state power distributions and a vehicle for the interests of powerful states? Do institutions build image? Are institutions driven by structure or norm diffusion? Do institutions contribute to economic stability? Do ideas/norms exist independently of institutions?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course GOV 40 taught by Professor Stevenrosen during the Spring '10 term at Harvard.

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