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The politics of treaty signature: the role of diplomats and ties that bind

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The literature on international cooperation through legal commitments focuses chiefly on treaty ratification. What has received much less attention is that before states ratify treaties, they commit to treaties through the act of signature. This paper addresses this research gap by investigating how a state’s decision to sign a treaty is affected by its diplomatic representation during treaty negotiations. Conceptualizing signature as a commitment step, we argue that participation in treaty n...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1163/15718069-12341361

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University of Oxford
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University College
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Brill Publisher's website
Journal:
International Negotiation Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
3
Pages:
521–543
Publication date:
2017-09-26
Acceptance date:
2017-02-12
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EISSN:
1571-8069
ISSN:
1382-340X
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681408
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pubs:681408
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pubs:681408
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2017-02-22

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