International Norm Dynamics and Political Change

  title={International Norm Dynamics and Political Change},
  author={Martha Finnemore and Kathryn Sikkink},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={887 - 917}
Norms have never been absent from the study of international politics, but the sweeping “ideational turn” in the 1980s and 1990s brought them back as a central theoretical concern in the field. Much theorizing about norms has focused on how they create social structure, standards of appropriateness, and stability in international politics. Recent empirical research on norms, in contrast, has examined their role in creating political change, but change processes have been less well-theorized. We… 

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