• Beth A. Simmons


Rewards for Ratification: Payoffs for Participating in the International Human Rights Regime? Richard Nielsen, Beth Simmons, June 2015, Paper. "Among the explanations for state ratification of human rights treaties, few are more common and widely accepted than the conjecture that states are rewarded for ratification by other states. These rewards are expected to come in the form of tangible benefits--foreign aid, trade, and investment--and intangible benefits such as praise, acceptance, and legitimacy. Surprisingly, these explanations for ratification have never been tested empirically..." Link