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Finnemore and Kathryn Sikkink, “International Norms and Political Change

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Political Science
POLI 354
Mark Brawley

Finnemore and Kathryn Sikkink International Norms and Political Change International Organization Autumn 1998 887917 JSTORWhere do norms come from How do they change How many actors must share the assessment before we call it a norm Which ones affect politicsThe Return to NormsUN as establishing norms human rights education etc UN legitimacy as an organization through normsEH Carr realism fails because it excludes from politics emotional appeal to a political goal and grounds for moral judgmentie normsTurn away from norms due to difficulty of measurementfor methodological reasonsDefinitions a standard of appropriate behavior for actors with a given identifyoNormbreaking behavior generates disapproval while norm conforming behavior produces praise or is taken for grantedThere are no bad norms from the vantage point of those who promote the normoRegulative norms order and constrain behavioroConstitutive norms create new actors interests or categories of actionConnecting domestic and international norms many international norms began as domestic ones and become international through efforts of different actors ex womens suffrageoa two level norm game where domestic and international norms are increasingly linkedodomestic norm processes norm cascades norm bandwagons are also relevant on international levelstability versus change norms channel and regularize behavior limit range of choice and constrain actionoin ideational international structure ideanorm shifts are the main vehicles for system transformationThe Evolution and influence of Norms
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