This original look at the dynamics of international relations untangles the vigorous interaction of domestic and international politics on subjects as diverse as nuclear disarmament, human rights, and trade. An eminent group of political scientists demonstrates how international bargaining that reflects domestic political agendas can be undone when it ignores the influence of domestic constituencies.
The eleven studies in Double-Edged Diplomacy provide a major step in furthering a more complete understanding of how politics between nations affects politics within nations and vice versa. The result is a striking new paradigm for comprehending world events at a time when the global and the domestic are becoming ever more linked.
Peter Evans is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Harold Jacobson is Jesse Siddal Reeves Professor of Political Science and Director, the Center for Political Studies, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Robert Putnam is Gurney Professor of Political Science at Harvard University.
"These essays are not only individually first-rate, but the collection as a whole is unified and coherent. It moves the arguments about the interrelationships between domestic politics and foreign policy several steps forward."—Robert Jervis, Columbia University
"Shows how an integrative analysis of domestic and international politics can aid understanding of many bilateral negotiations. This suggestive volume is likely to affect research on international negotiations for years to come."—Robert O. Keohane, Harvard University
"Through a diverse set of case studies, Double-Edged Diplomacy successfully explores the 'two-level games' hypothesis in international negotiations and clearly shows that many international agreements can be understood only in terms of the interaction between domestic politics and international concerns. The net result is an important challenge for international relations theory to reformulate itself by incorporating the rich descrption of international agreements developed in this volume."—Duncan Snidal, University of Chicago