The essays in this book trace the development of the author’s thinking about international institutions between 1980 and 1988. The introduction, written especially for this volume, summarizes and defends the "neoliberal institutionalism" that he advocates as a framework for understanding world politics.

chapter Chapter 2|12 pages

A Personal Intellectual History

part One|147 pages

International Institutions and Practices

chapter Chapter 5|31 pages

The Demand for International Regime

chapter Chapter 6|26 pages

Reciprocity in International Relations

chapter Chapter 7|22 pages

International Institutions: Two Approaches