Theorizing norm diffusion within international organizations

Park, Susan 2006, Theorizing norm diffusion within international organizations, International politics, vol. 43, no. 3, July, pp. 342-361.

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Title Theorizing norm diffusion within international organizations
Author(s) Park, Susan
Journal name International politics
Volume number 43
Issue number 3
Season July
Start page 342
End page 361
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1384-5748
Keyword(s) international norms
international organizations
international system
state and non-state actors
Summary International Organizations (IOs) promote and diffuse norms within world politics. This prompts the question: where do these norms come from? This inquiry analyses how IOs have been perceived within the emerging norms literature where IOs are 'norm diffusers' within the international system, and finds that the way in which IOs themselves internalize norms has not been taken into account. This poses a potentially fruitful new avenue of inquiry into why and when IOs behave as norm diffusers. An interpretation of when and why IOs internalize norms is offered by positing that IO identities are not fixed and that they are 'norm consumers' socialized by state and non-state actors.
Language eng
Field of Research 160607 International Relations
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, 2006
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003874

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and International Studies
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