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

Jeffrey S. Lantis


This book studies international treaty ratification processes in multiple issue areas. This 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 ... More

Keywords: international treaties, ratification, post-commitment, domestic actors and conditions, cooperation, democracies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199535019
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535019.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey S. Lantis, author
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, The College of Wooster
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