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Liesbet Hooghe, Tobias Lenz, and Gary Marks

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198766988

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198766988.001.0001

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Philosophical Foundations of a Postfunctionalist Theory of International Organization

Philosophical Foundations of a Postfunctionalist Theory of International Organization

Chapter:
(p.9) 2 Philosophical Foundations of a Postfunctionalist Theory of International Organization
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(p.iii) A Theory of International Organization
Author(s):

Liesbet Hooghe

Tobias Lenz

Gary Marks

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198766988.003.0002

Chapter 2 lays out the hard core of a postfunctionalist theory of international organization. The point of departure is to conceive governance as a social contract among rational actors to escape anarchy. It refines social contract theory by assuming that a contract for governance can concentrate authority or disperse it across territorial scales by bundling problems or decomposing them among separate jurisdictions. Postfunctionalism proposes that the willingness to conclude a highly incomplete contract depends on whether participants think of themselves as a community. The remainder of the book specifies and tests the theory’s observational implications.

Keywords:   international organization, IO, contract, community, international governance, postfunctionalism

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