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Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations

Phillip Lipscy
Cambridge University Press,
2017
Rising powers often seek to reshape the world order, triggering confrontations with those who seek to defend the status quo. In recent years, as international institutions have grown in prevalence and influence, they have increasingly become central arenas for international contestation. Phillip Y. Lipscy examines how international institutions evolve as countries seek to renegotiate the international order. He offers a new theory of institutional change and explains why some institutions change flexibly while others successfully resist or fall to the wayside. 
 
Phillip Y. Lipscy is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.