Explores topics that include the uneven role of peacekeepers in civil wars, the success of human rights treaties in promoting women's rights, the disproportionate power of developing countries in international environmental policy negotiations, and the prospects for Asian regional cooperation.
Since they were pioneered in the 1970s by Robert Keohane and others, the broad range of neoliberal institutionalist theories of international relations have grown in importance. In an increasingly globalized world, the realist and neorealist focus on states, military power, conflict, and anarchy has more and more given way to a recognition of the importance of nonstate actors, nonmilitary forms of power, interdependence, international institutions, and cooperation. Drawing together a group of leading international relations theorists, this book explores the frontiers of new research on the role of such forces in world politics. The topics explored in these chapters include the uneven role of peacekeepers in civil wars, the success of human rights treaties in promoting women's rights, the disproportionate power of developing countries in international environmental policy negotiations, and the prospects for Asian regional cooperation.; While all of the chapters demonstrate the empirical and theoretical vitality of liberal and institutionalist theories, they also highlight weaknesses that should drive future research and influence the reform of foreign policy and international organizations. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Vinod Aggarawal, Jonathan Aronson, Elizabeth DeSombre, Page Fortna, Michael Gilligan, Lisa Martin, Timothy McKeown, Ronald Mitchell, Layna Mosley, Beth Simmons, Randall Stone, and Ann Tickner.
List of Figures and Tables ix Contributors xi Preface xiii INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: Power, Interdependence, and Nonstate Actors in World Politics: Research Frontiers by Helen V. Milner 3 INSTITUTIONS AND POWER Chapter 2: Institutions, Power, and Interdependence by Randall W. Stone 31 Chapter 3: The Transaction Costs Approach to International Institutions by Michael J. Gilligan 50 Chapter 4: The Influence of International Institutions: Institutional Design, Compliance, Effectiveness, and Endogeneity by Ronald B. Mitchell 66 THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS ACROSS ISSUE AREAS Chapter 5: Peacekeepers as Signals: The Demand for International Peacekeeping in Civil Wars by V. Page Fortna and Lisa L. Martin 87 Chapter 6: Women and International Institutions: The Effects of the Women's Convention on Female Education by Beth A. Simmons 108 Chapter 7: Private Governance for the Public Good? Exploring Private Sector Participation in Global Financial Regulation by Layna Mosley 126 Chapter 8: Power, Interdependence, and Domestic Politics in International Environmental Cooperation by Elizabeth R. DeSombre 147 Chapter 9: The Dynamics of Trade Liberalization by Vinod K. Aggarwal 164 POWER AND INTERDEPENDENCE IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD Chapter 10: International Intellectual Property Rights in a Networked World by Jonathan D. Aronson 185 Chapter 11: The Big Influence of Big Allies: Transgovernmental Relations as a Tool of Statecraft by Timothy J. McKeown 204 Chapter 12: On Taking Religious Worldviews Seriously by J. Ann Tickner 223 AFTERWORD Chapter 13: Robert Keohane: Political Theorist 243 Andrew Moravcsik Bibliography 265 Index 291