1st Edition

The Domestic Sources of International Institutions Making up the Rules

By Kendall Stiles Copyright 2023
    230 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    230 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores a new way of thinking about diplomacy, warfare, trade, and collective goods that begins with the notion that key international actors project their domestic institutions onto the regional or global arena. Exploring the emergence, consolidation, and decay of international norms, the author puts forward a general argument designed to identify patterns across time and space, combining key insights from constructivist, liberal, classical realist, English School, and feminist thinking. By moving from institution to institution, each chapter presents a coherent story ranging from antiquity to the contemporary world allowing us to see not only the patterns, but also to begin to develop conjectures about other causal stories implicit in the narrative. The book will be used by scholars and students of international relations, international organization and law, security studies, political economy, historical sociology, regionalism, and a wide range of specific topics such as arms control, trade, migration, identity, and collective goods.

    1.Overview of the Argument 
    4.Mutual Recognition 
    8.Trade and Integration 
    9.Collective Goods 


    Kendall Stiles is a professor of political science at Brigham Young University, where he teaches courses and carries out research on international organization, international law, international ethics and international relations theory. His recent work includes Trust and Hedging in International Relations (2018) and State Responses to International Law (Routledge 2014 – winner, ISA International Law section book of the year).