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Professors Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks have authored an important paper and have begun an important project: how the process of internalization of international law into national behavior transpires through the process of "socialization." That project continues their important joint work on the Institutional Theory of Sovereignty' by sketching an ambitious outline of an integrated model of social mechanisms that influence state behavior. In this comment, let me explain first, why the project and this paper are important; and second, how their project could be strengthened in the years ahead.

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