Paths to Compliance: Enforcement, Management, and the European Union

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In recent years, the question of what determines compliance with international regulatory agreements has gained an increasingly prominent position on the research agenda through a burgeoning literature on international regime effectiveness and international legal systems. The contemporary debate is framed in terms of two alternative perspectives on compliance: enforcement or management. The two perspectives present contending claims about the most effective means of addressing non-compliance in international cooperation. Whereas enforcement theorists characteristically stress a coercive strategy of monitoring and sanctions, management theorists embrace a problem-solving approach based on capacity building, rule interpretation, and transparency.


  • Jonas Tallberg
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  • Political Science


  • Internationell politik, Politik i Europa
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-643
JournalInternational Organization
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch

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