The Concept of Legalization

@article{Abbott2000TheCO,
  title={The Concept of Legalization},
  author={Kenneth W. Abbott and Robert O. Keohane and Andrew M. Moravcsik and Anne-Marie Slaughter and Duncan Snidal},
  journal={International Organization},
  year={2000},
  volume={54},
  pages={401 - 419}
}
We develop an empirically based conception of international legalization to show how law and politics are intertwined across a wide range of institutional forms and to frame the analytic and empirical articles that follow in this volume. International legalization is a form of institutionalization characterized by three dimensions: obligation, precision, and delegation. Obligation means that states are legally bound by rules or commitments and therefore subject to the general rules and… 

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