Unit Autonomy and Cross-National Analysis

Does the rise of complex governance upend traditional IPE research? A core assumption of many mainstream approaches (and their econometric counterparts) is that states act independently to reach key positions on issues ranging from trade to monetary policy. Given the explosion of research on diffusion, hierarchy, and interdependence, however, such methodological nationalism seems increasingly difficult to sustain. Instead, states find their decision-making autonomy increasingly restricted by international and transnational forces.

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  • By Abraham Newman
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