Negotiation and Institutionalization: Explaining International Institutional Choice and Comparing the Performance of Negotiations within Different Institutional Settings
We reconstruct and explain international institution-building as a result of negotiation systems. We research whether existing international institutions facilitate international conflict resolution and and whether they induce and stabilize sustainable cooperation. Institutional and organizational economics is the guiding theorietical perspective. Main hypotheses are empirically tested with selected case studies, with a special focus on European Union integration.