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Introduction to Part II

  • Takashi Inoguchi
  • Lien Thi Quynh Le
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Part of the Trust book series (TRUST, volume 3)

Abstract

Part I conceptualizes Rousseau’s and Locke’s ideas of social contract to be writ global and formulated as a bundle of global quasi-social contracts. Part II formulates sovereign states’ participation in multilateral treaties as global quasi-legislative behavior. Factor-analyzing six instrumental variables of sovereign states’ participation in multilateral treaties yields three dimensions of speed, angle and strategy whereupon the typology of global quasi-legislative behavior by sovereign states is constructed. Chapter 7 presents the rankings of 193 sovereign states and ten geo-historico-cultural groups on three dimensions, i.e., speed, angle, and strategy when sovereign states join or opt not to join multilateral treaties. Chapter 8 presents the hexagonal profiles of sovereign states, first globally, then regionally focusing on Asia. Hexagonal profiles are constructed to show the distance from world mean by six policy domains.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takashi Inoguchi
    • 1
  • Lien Thi Quynh Le
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Asian CulturesJ.F. Oberlin UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.College of EconomicsHue UniversityHueVietnam

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