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dc.contributor.authorFang, Songying
Stone, Randall W.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-02T18:15:34Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-03T05:10:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Fang, Songying and Stone, Randall W.. "International Organizations as Policy Advisors." International Organization, 66, (2012) The IO Foundation: 537-569. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020818312000276.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/71099
dc.description.abstract How can international organizations persuade governments to adopt policy recommendations that are based on private information when their interests conflict? We develop a game-theoretic model of persuasion that applies regardless of regime type and does not rely on the existence of domestic constituency constraints+ In the model, an international organization ~IO! and a domestic expert have private information about a crisis, but their preferences diverge from those of the government, which must choose whether to delegate decision making to the expert+ Persuasion can take place if the international institution is able to send a credible signal+ We find that this can take place only if the preferences of the IO and the domestic expert diverge and the institution holds the more moderate policy position+ This result contrasts with conventional wisdom, which holds that the necessary condition for IOs to exert influence is support from a domestic constituency with aligned preferences. Our model suggests that, far from being an obstacle to international cooperation, polarized domestic politics may be a necessary condition for IOs to exert effective influence.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher The IO Foundation
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dc.title International Organizations as Policy Advisors
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle International Organization
dc.citation.volumeNumber 66
dc.embargo.terms 6 months
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020818312000276
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.firstpage 537
dc.citation.lastpage 569


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