International Political Economy and the Prisoner’s Dilemma: Compliance with International Law

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International Political Economy and the Prisoner’s Dilemma: Compliance with International Law

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Published as Chapter 8 in The Political Economy of International Law: A European Perspective, Alberta Fabricotti, ed.

This chapter explores the concept of the prisoner’s dilemma in the context of compliance with international law. It examines the prisoner’s dilemma in a variety of international law contexts, from which international law can be seen as explanandum in that a prisoner’s dilemma sometimes leads to the creation of international law. International law can also serve as explanans in the context of the prisoner’s dilemma, in that international law has consequences and effects for prisoner’s dilemmas while not always resolving them. The chapter also identifies some limitations of the prisoner’s dilemma, in particular by highlighting examples of political economy factors that confound the assumptions inherent to a prisoner’s dilemma analysis.

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Edward Elgar

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9781785364396

First Page

178

Last Page

201

Keywords

political economy, international political economy, prisoner's dilemma, international law, compliance

Disciplines

Economic Policy | International Trade Law | Law

International Political Economy and the Prisoner’s Dilemma: Compliance with International Law

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