Transnational Cooperation: An Issue-Based Approach

Paperback | September 16, 2015

byClint Peinhardt, Todd Sandler

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Transnational Cooperation: An Issue-Based Approach presents an analysis of transnational cooperation or collective action that stresses basic concepts and intuition. Throughout the book, authors Clint Peinhardt and Todd Sandler identify factors that facilitate and/or inhibit such cooperation.The first four chapters lay the analytical foundations for the book, while the next nine chapters apply the analysis to a host of exigencies and topics of great import. The authors use elementary game theory as a tool for illustrating the ideas put forth in the text. Game theory reminds us that rational actors (for example, countries, firms, or individuals) must account for the responses by other rational actors. The book assumes no prior knowledge of game theory; all game-theoretic concepts and analyses are explained in detail to the reader. Peinhardt andSandler also employ paired comparisons in illustrating the book's concepts. The book is rich in applications and covers a wide range of topics, including superbugs, civil wars, money laundering, financial crises, drug trafficking, terrorism, global health concerns, international tradeliberalization, acid rain, leadership, sovereignty, and many others. Students, researchers, and policymakers alike have much to gain from Transnational Cooperation. It is a crossover book for economics, political science, and public policy.

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Transnational Cooperation: An Issue-Based Approach presents an analysis of transnational cooperation or collective action that stresses basic concepts and intuition. Throughout the book, authors Clint Peinhardt and Todd Sandler identify factors that facilitate and/or inhibit such cooperation.The first four chapters lay the analytical f...

Clint Peinhardt studies the political economy of trade and investment. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and M.A. from the Institute of Social Studies in The Netherlands. He has published in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, World Politics, and The World Economy. For designing a class arou...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 0.98 inPublished:September 16, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199398615

ISBN - 13:9780199398614

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Table of Contents

1. Transnational Cooperation2. Principles of Collective Action and Game Theory3. Market Failure and Collective Action4. Transnational Public Goods: Taxonomy, Institutions, and Subsidiarity5. Sovereignty, Leadership, and US Hegemony6. Foreign Aid and Global Health7. International Trade8. Global Finance9. Transnational Crime: Drugs and Money Laundering10. Political Violence: Civil Wars and Terrorism11. Rogue and Failed States12. Environmental Cooperation13. Conclusion

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"Peinhardt and Sandler's Transnational Cooperation investigates collective action at the global, regional, and transnational level. Confronting rigorous theory with convincing evidence on a wide range of current topics, this monograph bridges disciplines with masterly skill. It will beessential reading for all students in political economy at once." --Axel Dreher, Professor of International and Development Politics, Heidelberg University