Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni

Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni
University of Cambridge | Cam · Department of Politics and International Studies

PhD

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Theoretical work on networked organization informs a large swathe of the current literature on international organized crime and terrorism in the field of international relations. Clandestine networks are portrayed as large, fluid, mobile, highly adaptable, and resilient. Many analysts have concluded that this makes them difficult for more stable,...
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We analyze forms of environmental activism that eschew the “information and socialization” politics typically associated with Transnational Advocacy Groups (TAGs) and instead favor direct, confrontational strategies, whose aim is to enforce international law. While mainstream TAGs typically seek influence through norm entrepreneurship, lobbying or...
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Under what conditions do international governmental organizations (IGOs) cease to exist? Surprisingly, leading theories of international organization rarely address this question. Across the theoretical spectrum scholars assume that international organizations have a high degree of “staying power”. Yet reality looks different. More than one-third o...
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Scholars have studied international NGOs as advocates and service providers, but have neglected their importance in autonomously enforcing international law. This paper has two basic aims: first establish the nature and significance of transnational NGO enforcement, and second to explore the factors behind its rise. NGO enforcement comprises a spec...
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Many observers worry that growing numbers of international institutions with overlapping functions serve to undermine governance effectiveness via duplication, inconsistency and conflict. Such pessimistic assessments may undervalue the mechanisms available to states and other political agents to reduce conflictual overlap and enhance inter-institut...
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I discuss the collective action problems associated with different kinds of joint external bordering and highlight specific aspects of the European Union which I argue make it particularly ineffective at supplying (many) forms of external bordering. Applying this framework to the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy, European Immigration Policy,...
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This article addresses the puzzle of why, and under what conditions, international organisations cease to exist. International Relations literature offers rich explanations for the creation, design and effectiveness of international institutions and their organisational embodiments, international organizations (IOs), but surprisingly little effort...
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https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2020/01/07/is-the-liberal-international-order-in-a-state-of-terminal-decline/
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The contemporary global order is widely said to be in crisis. But despite a rapidlyproliferating literature on the subject, there is little clarity or consensus aboutwherein the‘crisis’consist, or what precisely is under threat. We offer arestricted characterization of the post-war global order based on itsfundamental substantive and procedural ord...
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Why do some transnational advocacy groups adopt radical, confrontational tactics whereas others focus on ‘inside’ lobbying and information provision? Why do some advocacy groups seek to appeal to large global audiences while others approach decision-makers behind closed doors? Bringing together interest group studies and population ecology theory,...
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States’ capacity for using information and communication technology (ICT) to inflict grave economic, political and material harm on enemies has been amply demonstrated. In recent years, many states have reported large-scale cyber-attacks against their military defense systems, water supply systems and other critical national infrastructure. Current...
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States’ capacity for using information and communication technology (ICT) to inflict grave economic, political and material harm on enemies has been amply demonstrated. In recent years, many states have reported large-scale cyber-attacks against their military defense systems, water supply systems and other critical national infrastructure. Current...
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This chapter analyzes the dynamics and political consequences of an ongoing proliferation of global governance networks in areas such as global environmental protection and sustainable development. The chapter begins by clarifying the theoretical concept of networked governance. It discusses how actors within global governance networks relate to on...
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Fifteen years ago, the European Union (EU) launched a Common European Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Since then, the CSDP has been the focus of a growing body of political and scholarly evaluations. While most commentators have acknowledged shortfalls in European military capabilities, many remain cautiously optimistic about the CSDP’s future....
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The balance of power is one of the oldest and most venerable concepts in the study of International Relations. Few concepts have had a comparable influence on both scholarship and statesmanship, and few have been so fiercely contested. In a recent article, `Testing Balance-of-Power Theory in World History' (EJIR, June 2007), Wohlforth et al. set ou...
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This paper addresses two related puzzles confronting students of regional and international inte- gration: Why do states willingly pool and delegate sovereignty within international institutions? What accounts for the timing and content of regional integration agreements? Most theories of in- tegration suggest that states integrate in order to solv...
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We seek to establish the conditions in which binding international institutions can serve as a solution to preventive war. Scholars of international integration portray institutions as a response to problems of incomplete information, transaction costs and other barriers to welfare improvement for their members. In contrast, we show that internatio...
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Some European policymakers have been tempted to use the Iraq crisis to build new momentum for further integrating European security and defence policy. But proceeding along this path would be a mistake. Adding military force to the European Union at a time of fundamental disagreement about where and when to deploy troops is a waste of resources and...