A Theory of Treatymaking (coauthored with Kevin Cope)

  • 23 Jan 2018

    12:30-13:30, Clay Room, Nuffield College

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Speaker: Jim Morrow

Department of Political Science, University of Michigan

This event is part of the Political Science Seminar Series.

We develop a formal model of multilateral treaty negotiations, showing their key theoretical differences from other forms of negotiations, such as bilateral conflict bargaining and legislative negotiations. We show how the strategic logic of states’ negotiation positions and international organization drafting committees’ proposals depend on the type of agreements being considered, including what types of public or club goods it generates, and the institutional rules governing ratification and entry into force.

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