Authority and international regime complexity. towards a transactional authority approach

2023-03-22 | conference paper. A publication with affiliation to the University of Göttingen.

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​Authority and international regime complexity. towards a transactional authority approach​
Jetschke, A. ​ (2023)
​Annual Convention of the International Studies Association​, Montreal.

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Jetschke, Anja 
Abstract
The central condition of a regime complex is the existence of at least two authorities with regulatory competence. Because of the lack of a mediating authority, opportunistic behavior by actors navigating regime complexes, and conflict are likely outcomes. This definition sets regime complexes against hierarchically ordered, mutually independent regimes which lack these features. This paper develops the concept of transactional authority, and demonstrates that potential conflict might be defused in regime complexes if authorities accept and acknowledge each other as authorities. The concept explains important empirical phenomena, i.e., the change of hierarchically-ordered international regime complexes with mutually exclusive hierarchy to overlapping authority and the subsequent absence of severe conflict. The paper uses peacekeeping by the UN and regional organizations as an explorative case study to probe the utility of transactional authority for the analysis of regime complexes.
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22-March-2023
Organization
Institut für Politikwissenschaft ; Arbeitsbereich Internationale Beziehungen 
Conference
Annual Convention of the International Studies Association
Conference Place
Montreal
Event start
2023-03-14
Event end
2023-03-18
Language
English

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