International Relations and National Interest

Ulrich Krotz

in Flying Tiger

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199759934
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897193 | DOI:
International Relations and National Interest

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This chapter develops a constructivist-institutionalist model of national interest formation and foreign policy formulation. Focusing on variable constellations between the logic of institutionalization and construction at the interstate level on the one hand and domestic factors on the other, this model offers a number of general hypotheses about the potential, contingent, and uneven impact of institutionalized interstate relations on states' interests and policies. The chapter distinguishes among three main components of interstate institutionalization and construction: regularized intergovernmentalism, predominantly symbolic acts and practices, and parapublic underpinnings of interstate relations.

Keywords: constructivist-institutionalist model; national interest formation; foreign policy development; interstate institutionalization; interstate construction; regularized intergovernmentalism

Chapter.  10808 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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