- Contemplating compliance: European compliance mechanisms in international perspective
- Award date
- 13 March 2014
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Law (FdR)
- Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL)
How can international organizations make their Member States comply with the rules of the organization? Which is the more effective method: to coax and entice, to argue and persuade, or to threaten and punish? On the basis of which criteria should a compliance mechanism be construed and applied, given the character of the underlying obligations and the nature and set-up of the organization?
Contemplating Compliance provides the reader with an understanding of what determines the effective functioning of compliance mechanisms. A three-dimensional compliance model is developed and applied to mechanisms in four international organizations: the European Union (EU), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This systematic comparative analysis offers new insights into the way compliance mechanisms function, highlighting the importance of the existence of different types of mechanisms. Especially the possibility for interaction between hard and softer mechanisms plays an important role in inducing Member State compliance with the rules of an international organization.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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