Offers a theory of compliance and authority that wouild be applicable to behavior concerning economic contracts, law, enforcement, and international relations. It examiones the problem of compliance in centralized (e.g. national and state laws) and decentralized (international treaties) systems. Applies the theory to explain the level of compliance with Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty anf the International North Pacific Fisheries Convention. Originally published in 1979

chapter 1|12 pages

The problem of compliance

part 1|35 pages

A special theory of compliance

chapter 2|14 pages

The calculus of the actor

chapter 3|19 pages

Compliance in the international system

part 2|45 pages

Applications to international politics

part 3|53 pages

Toward a more general theory of compliance

chapter 6|14 pages

The problem of compliance reconsidered

chapter 7|24 pages

The behavior of public authorities

chapter 8|13 pages

Externalities of compliance mechanisms