The Politics of International Regime Complexity

  title={The Politics of International Regime Complexity},
  author={Karen J. Alter and Sophie Meunier},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  pages={13 - 24}
The increasing density of international regimes has contributed to the proliferation of overlap across agreements, conflicts among international obligations, and confusion regarding what international and bilateral obligations cover an issue. This symposium examines the consequences of this “international regime complexity” for subsequent politics. What analytical insights can be gained by thinking about any single agreement as being embedded in a larger web of international rules and regimes… 

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