International Institutions and Domestic Politics: Can Preferential Trading Agreements Help Leaders Promote Economic Reform?

@article{Baccini2014InternationalIA,
  title={International Institutions and Domestic Politics: Can Preferential Trading Agreements Help Leaders Promote Economic Reform?},
  author={Leonardo Baccini and Johannes Urpelainen},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={2014},
  volume={76},
  pages={195-214}
}
How do domestic politics influence the formation of international institutions, and how do international institutions shape domestic politics? These questions cannot be answered in isolation because national leaders form and join international institutions to advance their domestic interests. We illuminate the relationship between international institutions and domestic politics by analyzing whether preferential trading agreements (PTAs) promote liberal economic reform. In developing countries… 

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