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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

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

Jennifer Mitzen

University of Chicago Press

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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