Claudia Hofmann engages in a theoretical modelling of international learning processes and the substantiation of this model through three cases from international politics. She answers two questions: How may international actors learn as a collective? And how may the lessons learned influence actor behaviour and problem solving processes? As a foundation for answering these questions she examines the nature of actor behaviour within a social international system and integrates the diffusion of norms and values among macro-level actors.
Armed conflict Global Governance Governance International Criminal Court conflict conflict prevention international jurisdiction international relations macro-level process tracing
About the authors
Dr. Claudia Hofmann is Researcher (Post Doc) at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).
Book TitleLearning in Modern International Society
Book SubtitleOn the Cognitive Problem Solving Abilities of Political Actors
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