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Power in ConcertThe Nineteenth-Century Origins of Global Governance$
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Jennifer Mitzen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226060088

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226060255.001.0001

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Governing in the Shadow of Violence

Governing in the Shadow of Violence

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(p.30) Chapter Two Governing in the Shadow of Violence
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Power in Concert
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Jennifer Mitzen

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226060255.003.0002

This chapter develops the framework for thinking about states governing together, which treats concerting as joint action, a form of collective intentionality. It argues that states govern by jointly committing to do something together and linking their commitment to a forum. When they do this, talking in the forum helps produce collective self-restraint and commitment-consistent behavior. This mechanism is called the forum effects, speech acts and norms of speech that tend to emerge when actors meet in forums.

Keywords:   states, governance, collective intentionality, forum effects, speech acts

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