Rewarding in International Law

Rewarding in International Law
08. June 2021
17:30 - 19:00 Uhr
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This lecture is part of Prof. Schäfer's lecture series "New Frontiers in Law and Economics"

Why states comply with international law has long been at the forefront of international law and international relations scholarship. The compliance discussion has largely focused on negative incentives. We argue that there is another, undertheorized mechanism: rewarding. We provide a typology and illustrations of how rewards can be applied. Furthermore, we explore the rationale, potential, and limitations of rewarding, drawing on rationalist and psychological approaches. Both approaches provide ample justifications for making greater use of rewarding in international law.

Lecturer: Prof. Anne van Aaken, Professorin für Internationales Recht und ökonomische Analyse des Rechts, Universität Hamburg

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