Norms, culture, and world politics: insights from sociology's institutionalism

  title={Norms, culture, and world politics: insights from sociology's institutionalism},
  author={Martha Finnemore},
  journal={International Organization},
  • M. Finnemore
  • Published 1 March 1996
  • Sociology
  • International Organization
International relations scholars have become increasingly interested in norms of behavior, intersubjective understandings, culture, identity, and other social features of political life. However, our investigations largely have been carried out in disciplinary isolation. We tend to treat our arguments that these things "matter" as discoveries and research into social phenomena as forays into uncharted territory. However, scholars within the fields of international law, history, anthropology… 
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