Institutional Choice and Global Commerce

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Book Description
Why do institutions emerge, change, persist and die? This book challenges conventional theoretical views using the history of global commerce. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
Joseph Jupille is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Walter Mattli is Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University and a Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford.

Duncan Snidal is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University and a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
Review
“Jupille, Mattli, and Snidal have written a pathbreaking book on the politics of institutional choice relating to global commerce. Developing a novel approach grounded in bounded rationality, the authors demonstrate why the process of institutional change is often piece-meal, disjointed, and inefficient judged by standards of global efficiency.” – James Caporaso, Professor of Political Science and Director of the European Union Center for Excellence, University of Washington, Seattle

“Jupille, Mattli and Snidal provide us with one of the most cogent and comprehensive accounts of institutional choice and change to date. Melding together historical institutionalism with more rationalist accounts of politics, the book explains why institutional reform is difficult and should not be expected under ‘normal’ conditions. This is critical reading for all scholars of international relations.” – Judith Goldstein, Janet Peck Professor of International Communication and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

“The authors provide a novel theoretical approach to a world of proliferating international institutions that frequently underperform. They illuminate institutional creation, persistence, and change in the face of a constantly evolving global agenda.” – Miles Kahler, University of California, San Diego

“In this interesting and rich new book, Jupille, Mattli and Snidal stake out a theoretically-principled approach to international institutions between pure rational design and pure path-dependency. In their theory, actors are boundedly rational and usually rely on existing institutions or modify them slightly, even when the institutions are suboptimal. But, as the authors show, there are specific, predictable circumstances when they will try to craft new institutions to meet new problems. This clear, readable analysis weaves together theory and empirical tests to shed new light on why institutions persist, why new ones are built, and how states select and use international institutions.” – Charles Lipson, Peter B. Ritzma Professor in Political Science, University of Chicago –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
Book Description
Why do institutions emerge, change, persist and die? This book addresses one of the central issues in the social sciences and beyond. Offering a new theoretical approach with illustrations from global commerce, it will appeal to students and scholars of international relations, politics, sociology, economics, law and public policy. –This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product Information
Why do institutions emerge, operate, evolve and persist? Institutional Choice and Global Commerce elaborates a theory of boundedly rational institutional choice that explains when states USE available institutions, SELECT among alternative forums, CHANGE existing rules, or CREATE new arrangements (USCC). The authors reveal the striking staying power of the institutional status quo and test their innovative theory against evidence on institutional choice in global commerce from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Cases range from the establishment in 1876 of the first truly international system of commercial dispute resolution, the Mixed Courts of Egypt, to the founding and operation of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the World Trade Organization, and the International Accounting Standards Board. Analysts of institutional choice henceforth must take seriously not only the distinct demands of specific cooperation dilemmas, but also the wide array of available institutional choices.

Product Identifiers
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 9781107645929
eBay Product ID (ePID) 11046551326

Product Key Features
Format Paperback
Subject Economics
Publication Year 2013
Number of Pages 265 Pages

Dimensions
Item Height 228mm
Item Width 152mm
Item Weight 440g

Additional Product Features
Book Title Institutional Choice and Global Commerce
Author Walter Mattli, Duncan Snidal, Joseph Jupille
Country/Region of Manufacture United Kingdom

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