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Power plays, how international institutions reshape coercive diplomacy, Allison Carnegie

Label
Power plays, how international institutions reshape coercive diplomacy, Allison Carnegie
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Main title
Power plays
Oclc number
914136811
Responsibility statement
Allison Carnegie
Sub title
how international institutions reshape coercive diplomacy
Summary
Coercive diplomacy - the use of threats and assurances to alter another state's behavior - is an indispensable to international relations. Most scholarship has focused on whether and when states are able to use coercive methods to achieve their desired results. However, employing game-theoretic tools, statistical modeling, and detailed case study analysis, 'Power plays' builds and tests a theory that explains how states develop strategies of coercive diplomacy, how their targets shield themselves from these efforts, and the implications for interstate relations. Focusing on the World Trade Organization, Power Plays argues that coercive diplomacy often precludes cooperation due to fears of exploitation, but that international institutions can solve these problems by convincing states to eschew certain tools for coercive purposes
Table Of Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Theoretical framework -- 3. Bilateral agreements and state similarity -- 4. WTO membership as a commitment strategy -- 5. Coercive diplomacy in comparative perspective -- 6. Agreements and the displacement of coercion -- 7. Reduced effectiveness of coercion: evidence from the United States -- 8. Conclusion
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