Loosening the Ties that Bind: A Learning Model of Agreement Flexibility
AbstractHow can the corsets of international agreements be made more flexibleand therefore more robust? Or, in the words of Jon Elster, how canUlysses be loosely bound to the mast? This is an important question forthe simple reason that international cooperation is important, andinternational cooperation is often institutionalized in the form ofinternational agreements. Existing international agreements aretestament to states willingness and ability to cooperate despite theinternational anarchy in which they find themselves. Given the difculties of cooperation under anarchy documented in the recentinternational relations literature, understanding how states manage tobring about the formal cooperation embodied in international agreementsis of both theoretical and practical interest.
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