The Life and Death of International Treaties
Double-edged Diplomacy and the Politics of Ratification in Comparative Perspective
By (author) Jeffrey Lantis
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Life and Death of International Treaties by Jeffrey Lantis
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199535019
(241mm x 163mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jeffrey Lantis
Jeffrey Lantis is an Associate Professor of Political Science at The College of Wooster, where he has taught since 1994. His research focuses on international relations, with a specialization in foreign policy analysis and international security. He teaches courses including United States Foreign Policy, Introduction to International Relations, Comparative Foreign Policy, International Security, and International Relations on Film. Lantis has significant field research experience in international politics. He received a J. William Fulbright Senior Scholarship for research in Australia in 2007, where he served as Visiting Scholar in the Department of International Relations at the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at The Australian National University in Canberra and the School of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
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