Dynamics of International Norm Change: Rules against Wartime Plunder

  title={Dynamics of International Norm Change: Rules against Wartime Plunder},
  author={Wayne Sandholtz},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  pages={101 - 131}
  • Wayne Sandholtz
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • Economics
  • European Journal of International Relations
International norms change over time, but we do not fully understand how and why they evolve as they do. In this article, I explore a general model of international norm change. The model builds on two foundations. First, normative systems themselves generate tensions that lead to change. Those tensions are of two major types: (1) conflicts between the generality of rules and the specificity of concrete experience; and (2) conflicts between separate bodies of rules. Second, specific disputes… 

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