Why Comply? Social Learning and European Identity Change

  title={Why Comply? Social Learning and European Identity Change},
  author={Jeffrey T. Checkel},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={553 - 588}
Why do agents comply with the norms embedded in regimes and international institutions? Scholars have proposed two competing answers to this compliance puzzle, one rationalist, the other constructivist. Rationalists emphasize coercion, cost/benefit calculations, and material incentives; constructivists stress social learning, socialization, and social norms. Both schools, however, explain important aspects of compliance. To build a bridge between them, I examine the role of argumentative… 
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