Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Leeds, Brett Ashley
dc.creatorMatsumura, Naoko
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-27T22:33:48Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-27T22:33:48Z
dc.date.created 2015-12
dc.date.issued 2015-12-02
dc.date.submitted December 2015
dc.identifier.citation Matsumura, Naoko. "The Effects of Foreign Audiences in International Dispute Settlements." (2015) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/88196.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/88196
dc.description.abstract This dissertation addresses the question of why actors (i.e., states and non-state actors) use international organizations (IOs) to settle disputes when such institutions often do not have enforcement power of their own. I approach this question by looking at the influence of IO dispute settlement processes on the behavior of domestic and foreign audiences. In particular, I argue that actors use IOs in order to influence pro-compliance foreign audiences by providing two types of information: information about violations that have occurred and information about the willingness and ability of parties to comply with settlement obligations. Informed pro-compliance audiences can work as enforcers, which help facilitate a state’s compliance with an IO’s ruling. This dissertation is composed of three stand-alone essays. These essays empirically test the implications of my theoretical arguments on datasets of actors’ use of dispute settlement mechanisms in the areas of trade and foreign investment. This dissertation sheds new light on actors’ strategic use of IOs.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectInternational Organizations
Dispute Settlement
World Trade Organization
International Center for Settlement for Investment Dispute
Preferential Trade Agreement
Bilateral Investment Agreement
Compliance, Leadership Turnover
dc.title The Effects of Foreign Audiences in International Dispute Settlements
dc.contributor.committeeMember Morgan , T. Clifton
dc.contributor.committeeMember Fang, Songying
dc.contributor.committeeMember Boylan, Richard
dc.date.updated 2016-01-27T22:33:48Z
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Political Science
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.major International Relations


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record