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Milner, Helen V. 1958-

Works: 63 works in 212 publications in 3 languages and 7,006 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Essays  Bibliography  Commercial treaties  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JA73, 320.01
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Most widely held works by Helen V Milner
Resisting protectionism : global industries and the politics of international trade by Helen V Milner( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internationalization and domestic politics by Robert O Keohane( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapid increases in international economic exchanges during the past four decades have made national economies very open to the world economy by historical standards. Much recent economic analysis has been devoted to exploring the effects of such internationalization on macroeconomic policy options, national competitiveness, and rewards to various factors of production. The central proposition of this volume is that we can no longer understand politics within countries without comprehending the nature of the linkages between national economies and the world economy, and changes in such linkages. The authors examine the effect of internationalization on the policy preferences of socio-economic and political agents within countries toward national policies and national policy-making institutions and on the national policies and policy institutions themselves
Interests, institutions, and information : domestic politics and international relations by Helen V Milner( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interests, Institutions, and Information examines the central factors that influence the strategic game of domestic politics. It shows that it is the outcome of this internal game - not fears of other countries' relative gains or the likelihood of cheating - that ultimately shapes how the international game is played out and therefore the extent of cooperative endeavors. The interaction of the domestic actors' preferences, given their political institutions and levels of information, defines when international cooperation is possible and what its terms will be. Several test cases examine how this argument explains the phases of a cooperative attempt: the initiation, the negotiations at the international level, and the eventual domestic ratification. The book reaches the surprising conclusion that theorists - neo-Institutionalists and Realists alike - have overestimated the likelihood of cooperation among states
Political science : the state of the discipline by Ada W Finifter( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of regionalism( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power, interdependence, and nonstate actors in world politics by Helen V Milner( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and German and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since they were pioneered in the 1970s by Robert Keohane and others, the broad range of neoliberal institutionalist theories of international relations have grown in importance. In an increasingly globalized world, the realist and neorealist focus on states, military power, conflict, and anarchy has more and more given way to a recognition of the importance of nonstate actors, nonmilitary forms of power, interdependence, international institutions, and cooperation. Drawing together a group of leading international relations theorists, this book explores the frontiers of new research on the role of such forces in world politics. The topics explored in these chapters include the uneven role of peacekeepers in civil wars, the success of human rights treaties in promoting women's rights, the disproportionate power of developing countries in international environmental policy negotiations, and the prospects for Asian regional cooperation. While all of the chapters demonstrate the empirical and theoretical vitality of liberal and institutionalist theories, they also highlight weaknesses that should drive future research and influence the reform of foreign policy and international organizations
Sailing the water's edge : the domestic politics of American foreign policy by Helen V Milner( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When engaging with other countries, the U.S. government has a number of different policy instruments at its disposal, including foreign aid, international trade, and the use of military force. But what determines which policies are chosen? Does the United States rely too much on the use of military power and coercion in its foreign policies? Sailing the Water's Edge focuses on how domestic U.S. politics--in particular the interactions between the president, Congress, interest groups, bureaucratic institutions, and the public--have influenced foreign policy choices since World War II and shows why presidents have more control over some policy instruments than others. Presidential power matters and it varies systematically across policy instruments. Helen Milner and Dustin Tingley consider how Congress and interest groups have substantial material interests in and ideological divisions around certain issues and that these factors constrain presidents from applying specific tools. As a result, presidents select instruments that they have more control over, such as use of the military. This militarization of U.S. foreign policy raises concerns about the nature of American engagement, substitution among policy tools, and the future of U.S. foreign policy. Milner and Tingley explore whether American foreign policy will remain guided by a grand strategy of liberal internationalism, what affects American foreign policy successes and failures, and the role of U.S. intelligence collection in shaping foreign policy. The authors support their arguments with rigorous theorizing, quantitative analysis, and focused case studies, such as U.S. foreign policy in Sub-Saharan Africa across two presidential administrations. Sailing the Water's Edge examines the importance of domestic political coalitions and institutions on the formation of American foreign policy."--
The political economy of national security : an annotated bibliography by Helen V Milner( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Votes, vetoes, and the political economy of international trade agreements by Edward D Mansfield( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preferential trading arrangements (PTAs) play an increasingly prominent role in the global political economy, two notable examples being the European Union and the North American Free Trade Agreement. These agreements foster economic integration among member states by enhancing their access to one another's markets. Yet despite the importance of PTAs to international trade and world politics, until now little attention has been focused on why governments choose to join them and how governments design them. This book offers valuable new insights into the political economy of PTA formation. Many economists have argued that the roots of these agreements lie in the promise they hold for improving the welfare of member states. Others have posited that trade agreements are a response to global political conditions. Edward Mansfield and Helen Milner argue that domestic politics provide a crucial impetus to the decision by governments to enter trade pacts. Drawing on this argument, they explain why democracies are more likely to enter PTAs than nondemocratic regimes, and why as the number of veto players - interest groups with the power to block policy change - increases in a prospective member state, the likelihood of the state entering a trade agreement is reduced. The book provides a novel view of the political foundations of trade agreements
East-West trade and the Atlantic Alliance by Helen V Milner( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geopolitics of Foreign Aid( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resisting the protectionist temptation : industry politics and trade policy in France and the United States in the 1920s and 1970s by Helen V Milner( )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guo ji hua yu guo nei zheng zhi( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geopolitics of foreign aid by Helen V Milner( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Foreign aid remains a crucial policy tool of donor countries, and many countries throughout the world have been or continue to be recipients of aid. In this research review, Professor Milner and Professor Tingley bring together the key published articles from a variety of disciplines which explore and elucidate the geopolitics of foreign aid. The title investigates the motivations for giving aid, the politics surrounding aid for donors and recipients, the role of international institutions and military aid
Policy, office, or votes? : how political parties in Western Europe make hard decisions by Wolfgang C Müller( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaders of political parties often have to choose between conflicting objectives, such as influence on policy, control of the government, and support among the voters. This book examines the behaviour of political parties in situations where they experience conflict between two or more important objectives. The volume contains a theoretical introduction and case studies of party leaders in Germany, Italy, France and Spain as well as six smaller European democracies. Each case focuses on the behaviour of one of several parties in situations of goal conflict, such as the historic compromise in Italy, the 1982 Wende in West Germany, the making of the new Swedish constitution in the 1970s, and the termination of the Austrian black-red grand coalition. In their conclusions, the editors discuss how such leadership decisions can be understood and examine the causes of different choices among party leaders
Taxation without Representation? Experimental Evidence from Ghana and Uganda on Citizen Action toward Taxes, Oil, and Aid by Brandon De la Cuesta( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seminal arguments in political economy hold that citizens will more readily demand accountability from governments for taxes than for non-tax revenue from oil or aid. Two identical experiments on large, representative subject pools in Ghana and Uganda probe the effects of different revenue types on citizens' actions to monitor government spending. Roughly half of all subjects willingly sign petitions and donate money to scrutinize all three sources. However, neither Ghanaians nor Ugandans are more likely to take action for tax revenues than for oil or aid. The results also suggest no differences among taxes, oil, and aid in citizens' perceptions of transparency, misappropriation risk, or public goods provision. The results are robust to several alternative specifications and subgroup partitions, including the better educated, wealthier, and taxpaying population, suggesting a need for rethinking the axiom that taxation strengthens citizens' demands for accountability in developing countries
Studies in Comparative Politics by David D Laitin( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voting for Autocracy( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a theory of the logic of survival of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), one of the most resilient autocratic regimes in the twentieth century. An autocratic regime hid behind the facade of elections that were held with clockwise precision. Although their outcome was totally predictable, elections were not hollow rituals. The PRI made millions of ordinary citizens vest their interests in the survival of the autocratic regime. Voters could not simply 'throw the rascals out of office' because their choices were constrained by a series of strategic dilemmas that compelled them to support the autocrats. The book also explores the factors that led to the demise of the PRI. The theory sheds light on the logic of 'electoral autocracies', among the most common type of autocracy, and is the only systematic treatment in the literature today dealing with this form of autocracy
The puzzle of strikes : class and state strategies in postwar Italy by Roberto Franzosi( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents, through an extensive and novel inductive approach, an analysis of the temporal dynamics of postwar Italian strikes in the industrial sector. The author begins by highlighting a set of characteristics in the strike data that call for explanation: the pieces of the puzzle. Then, chapter by chapter, the author uses a broad range of available strike theories - business cycle, economic, hardship, resource mobilization, bargaining structure, political exchange, and Marxist - as clues to assemble the puzzle. The study has the organizational structure of a mystery story, with its sequence of false steps, pat solutions, and unexpected twists and turns. This is characterized in the final chapter of the book, when the causal argument is completely reversed. The book is also novel in its combined use of statistical, historical, ethnographic, and survey material, as well as its view of strikes as the strategic interaction between organized interests. It focuses as much on employers' and state actions as on workers' actions. The book's aim is not merely descriptive, nor does it seek simply to test the explanatory power of existing strike theories. Rather, its goal is more ambitious: to disentangle the causal structure in the historical interaction among the social processes in the economic, institutional, and political arenas
Studies in Comparative Politics by Robert O Keohane( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Resisting protectionism : global industries and the politics of international trade
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Helen Milner Amerikaans politicologe

Milner, H. V.

Milner, Helen V.


English (150)

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Internationalization and domestic politicsInterests, institutions, and information : domestic politics and international relationsPolitical science : the state of the disciplineThe political economy of regionalismPower, interdependence, and nonstate actors in world politics