author={James D. Fearon},
  journal={Annual Review of Political Science},
  • J. Fearon
  • Published 1 June 1998
  • Economics
  • Annual Review of Political Science
▪ Abstract A significant and growing literature on international relations (IR) argues that domestic politics is typically an important part of the explanation for states' foreign policies, and seeks to understand its influence more precisely. I argue that what constitutes a “domestic-political” explanation of a state's foreign policy choices has not been clearly elaborated. What counts as a domestic-political explanation is defined by opposition to systemic or structural explanations. But… Expand

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