Rethinking the life cycles of international norms: The United Nations and the global promotion of gender equality

  title={Rethinking the life cycles of international norms: The United Nations and the global promotion of gender equality},
  author={Mona Lena Krook and Jacqui True},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  pages={103 - 127}
  • M. L. Krook, J. True
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of International Relations
The diffusion of international norms and their effects on policy and political behaviour are central research questions in international relations. Informed by constructivism, prevailing models are marked by a crucial tension between a static view of norm content and a dynamic picture of norm adoption and implementation. Observing that norms continue to evolve after they emerge, we argue that a discursive approach offers a more promising way forward for theorizing and analysing the life cycles… 
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