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The Politics of Choice and Institutional Development in Global Environmental Regimes
What factors account for variation in institutional development in the direction of greater or lesser regime complexity? To answer this question, this dissertation develops a distributive historical theory that connects the micro-foundations of state choice to the macro-processes of institutional development. I argue that distributive conflict over the terms of cooperation in a regime provides dissatisfied states with incentives to pursue institutional change. Yet there are centripetal forcesdoi:10.34944/dspace/2784 fatcat:rq3sm4o3a5eqpalwgf4lxpiblq