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Domestic Politics and the Societal Approach

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Theories of domestic politics focus on ideational expectations, material interests, and regulatory institutions to explain governmental preference formation. While the possible relevancy of the international power, transnationalism, and regimes is not disputed, domestic politics theories argue that domestic actors and structures influence governmental preferences prior to international circumstances. The societal approach to International Political Economy (IPE) develops previous domestic politics theories further, especially by conceptualising the conditions under which either value-based ideas or material interests prevail in shaping governmental preferences and under which domestic institutions matter. This chapter discusses central domestic politics theories, presents the innovations of the societal approach, and exemplifies its explanatory power in a case study on the controversies between emerging and developed countries on global economic governance in the Group of 20 (G20).

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Schirm, S.A. (2019). Domestic Politics and the Societal Approach. In: Shaw, T., Mahrenbach, L., Modi, R., Yi-chong, X. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary International Political Economy. Palgrave Handbooks in IPE. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-45443-0_7

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