Historical institutionalism and international relations : explaining institutional development in world politics
Title: Historical institutionalism and international relations : explaining institutional development in world politics
Citation: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
This book argues that Historical Institutionalism (HI)--an analytical approach so far mostly applied within comparative politics--is particularly well suited for understanding the dynamics of international institutional development over time. It is the first book to collect original, empirical research applying Historical Institutionalism to international institutions. The introduction provides a new, systematic conceptualization of institutional change and stability and shows how the analytical tools of HI can be used to understand patterns of institutional change within largely stable institutions. The chapters cover a range of issues important to International Relations, including the development of European Union competition policy, the global politics of financial reform after the 2008 crisis, the institutional development of the World Health Organization, membership reforms in the League of Nations and the United Nations Security Council, policy change at the International Monetary Fund, and civil society access to intergovernmental organizations. The conclusion discusses the relationship of HI to other institutionalist approaches and HI's potential for future International Relations research.
Table of Contents:
-- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- List of Contributors -- Introduction -- Historical Institutionalism and International Relations: Towards Explaining Change and Stability in International Institutions -- Historical Institutionalism at Work -- Historical Institutionalism and Institutional Development in the EU: The Development of Supranational Authority over Government Subsidies (State Aid) -- Retrofitting Financial Globalization: The Politics of Intense Incrementalism after 2008 -- Regionalization in the World Health Organization: Locking in a Pan-American Head Start -- State Participation in the League of Nations Council and UN Security Council: Successful vs. Unsuccessful Reform Efforts -- Self-Reinforcing and Reactive Path Dependence: Tracing the IMF's Path of Policy Change -- Transnational Access to International Organizations, 1950-2010: Structural Factors and Critical Junctures -- Conclusion -- Historical Institutionalism and International Relations-Strange -- Index