India-Pakistan Relations: Legalization and Agreement Design

Gopalan, Sandeep (2007) India-Pakistan Relations: Legalization and Agreement Design. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 40 (3). ISSN 0090-2594

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This article examines agreements between India and Pakistan to determine if there are design features that played a role in their success or failure. I show that India and Pakistan share attributes that are particularly well suited for a positive correlation between increased legalization and compliance, that the law plays a role in strengthening norms, and that legalizing commitments can create compliance constituencies that act as constraining influences on governments.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: India; Pakistan; international law; Kashmir; Indus River Waters Treaty; Simla Agreement; Nuclear weapons;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
Item ID: 2455
Depositing User: Prof. Sandeep Gopalan
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2011 14:53
Journal or Publication Title: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Law School
Refereed: Yes

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