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The strategic logic of international agreement design

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Conventional wisdom suggests that weak international actors should avoid concluding ambiguous agreements with much stronger partners because this increases their vulnerability to subsequent exploitation. Why then do we observe so many instances of just such agreements signed under conditions of extreme power asymmetry? I answer this question by emphasising an underappreciated factor shaping the agreement design strategies of actors: Power trajectory. Focusing on international trade, I deve...

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SSD
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International Development
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University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2016-10-16

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