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Martin: Democratic commitments

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Martin. 2000. Democratic commitments: Legislatures and international cooperation. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Compare Milner (1997).

Milner sees cooperation as a continuation of domestic (distributional) politics by other means (an equity concern). Martin is more concerned with cooperation as a solution to coordination problems (an efficiency concern).

International institutions solve coordination problems.

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Martin, Lisa (author)International RelationsCredible CommitmentLegislaturesDomestic Politics and International Relations

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