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The Life and Death of International Treaties: Double-Edged Diplomacy and the Politics of Ratification in Comparative Perspective
     

The Life and Death of International Treaties: Double-Edged Diplomacy and the Politics of Ratification in Comparative Perspective

by Jeffrey S. Lantis
 

ISBN-10: 0199535019

ISBN-13: 9780199535019

Pub. Date: 01/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book represents one of the first comparative studies of international treaty ratification processes in multiple issue areas. The study sets out to fill a gap in political science scholarship by investigating the role that international and domestic political actors and conditions play in the critical, post-commitment phase of cooperation. The book employs the

Overview

This book represents one of the first comparative studies of international treaty ratification processes in multiple issue areas. The study sets out to fill a gap in political science scholarship by investigating the role that international and domestic political actors and conditions play in the critical, post-commitment phase of cooperation. The book employs the comparative case study method, drawing on original research, elite interviews, and discursive analyses of government documents in Europe, Australia, and North America. Cases examine a select number of treaties on trade cooperation, the environment, European integration, and the nuclear non-proliferation regime. The book concludes that norms and executive strategies play an especially significant role in shaping ratification outcomes. The study has implications for theories of international negotiation and foreign policy analysis as well as the practice of diplomacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199535019
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Life and Death of International Treaties
2. Ratification Processes in Comparative Perspective
3. The North American Free Trade Agreement
4. The Politics of European Integration
5. Global Environmental Politics
6. The Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
7. The Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement
8. The European Constitution
9. Analysis and Conclusions
Bibliography

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