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dc.contributor.advisor Sunday, James Shinhearl, Brandon 2018-12-12T12:05:45Z Fall 2018 en_US 2018-12-12
dc.description.abstract Compliance with international regimes is a common occurrence in global politics. States often converge towards specific and shared interests and thereby construct principles, norms, rules, and procedures that “govern” state behavior within these issue-areas. International regimes encourage states to make changes to their domestic and foreign policies in order to orderly harmonize cooperation, reinforced by benefit. After 9/11 and in the context of global concerns of the international security environment, the international counter-terror regime (ICTR) has induced states to converge towards action regarding terrorism. This regime rests upon specific sets of principles, norms, rules, and procedures aimed at organizing, governing, and rewarding state behavior within this issue-area. As such, this thesis examines why and how authoritarian states comply with the international counter-terror regime in order to receive various economic, political, and military benefits that reinforce their maintenance of political power. Through a lens of constructivism and the method of process-tracing, the work offers in-depth analysis of two case studies, namely Chad and Libya ( 2000-2016). The purpose of the study is to understand compliance in the international system beyond power politics and rational choice by demonstrating how agents use identity, beliefs, ideas, and norms to reproduce international regime structure and influence the behavior of other participating states. With these cases as evidence, the thesis illustrates how authoritarians use global politics and international relations to reproduce their political power at home. en_US
dc.format.extent 133 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Constructivism en_US
dc.subject Compliance en_US
dc.subject International Counter-Terror Regime en_US
dc.subject Authoritarian States en_US
dc.subject International Relations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Acculturating autocrats: Tracing compliance with the international counter-terror regime through an analysis of Chad and Libya, 2000-2016 en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline International Relations en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Political Science en_US
dc.embargo.lift 2020-12-11T12:05:45Z
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Oberle, Holly
dc.contributor.committeeMember Elnur, Ibrahim

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