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International Agreements and Internal Heterogeneity: The 'Two Chinas' Problem

  title={International Agreements and Internal Heterogeneity: The 'Two Chinas' Problem},
  author={Daniel D Abebe and J. Masur},
  journal={Emerging Markets: Economics},
Economists, legal scholars, and climate scientists have made a persuasive case that the international community stands to benefit greatly if the United States and China can be persuaded to participate in a global agreement on climate change. Scholars have thus focused on constructing regimes that will incentivize China to join such an accord. We argue that the extant literature and proposals fail to examine fully the Chinese Communist Party's (“CCP’s”) unique internal incentive structure… Expand
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