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Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics
1. Introduction 2. Why international law? The development of the international human rights regime in the twentieth century 3. Theories of commitment 4. Theories of compliance 5. Civil rights 6.Expand
The Global Diffusion of Public Policies: Social Construction, Coercion, Competition, or Learning?
Social scientists have sketched four distinct theories to explain a phenomenon that appears to have ramped up in recent years, the diffusion of policies across countries. Constructivists trace policyExpand
The Globalization of Liberalization: Policy Diffusion in the International Political Economy
One of the most important developments over the past three decades has been the spread of liberal economic ideas and policies throughout the world. These policies have affected the lives of millionsExpand
Introduction: The International Diffusion of Liberalism
Political scientists, sociologists, and economists have all sought to analyze the spread of economic and political liberalism across countries in recent decades. This article documents this diffusionExpand
International Law and State Behavior: Commitment and Compliance in International Monetary Affairs
  • B. Simmons
  • Business
  • American Political Science Review
  • 1 December 2000
Why do sovereign governments make international legal commitments, and what effect does international law have on state behavior? Very little empirical research tries to answer these questions in aExpand
The International Politics of Harmonization: The Case of Capital Market Regulation
  • B. Simmons
  • Economics
  • International Organization
  • 1 June 2001
The internationalization and globalization of capital markets greatly complicates the tasks of national financial regulators. It is becoming increasingly difficult, if not impossible, to regulate theExpand
Competing for Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000
Over the past forty-five years, bilateral investment treaties ~BITs! have become the most important international legal mechanism for the encouragement and governance of foreign direct investment+Expand
On Waves, Clusters, and Diffusion: A Conceptual Framework
This article makes a conceptual and theoretical contribution to the study of diffusion. The authors suggest that the concept of diffusion be reserved for processes (not outcomes) characterized by aExpand
Transnational Diffusion: Norms, Ideas and Policies
International interdependence is at the core of the international relations discipline, which is premised upon the fact that states interact with one another and examines the nature, causes, andExpand
Theories of international regimes
Over the last decade, international regimes have become a major focus of empirical research and theoretical debate within international relations. This article provides a critical review of thisExpand