Economics at your fingertips  

4. Heterogeneity, Linkage and Commons Problems

Lisa L. Martin

Journal of Theoretical Politics, 1994, vol. 6, issue 4, 473-493

Abstract: Like individuals facing common-pool resource problems, states search for ways to solve collective-action problems in the international system without turning to external enforcement. Heterogeneity of power and of preference intensities may enhance the probability of cooperation, if states are able to link issues credibly. International decision-making rules that require more than majority support will also increase the demand for issue linkage. Credible issue linkages are facilitated by stringent domestic ratification rules.

Keywords: cooperation; heterogeneity; institutions; issue linkage; ratification (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1994
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (text/html)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Journal of Theoretical Politics
Bibliographic data for series maintained by SAGE Publications ().

Page updated 2020-03-28
Handle: RePEc:sae:jothpo:v:6:y:1994:i:4:p:473-493