Xinyuan Dai is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her work has appeared in American Political Science Review, International Organization, World Politics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution and Social Networks.
'Xinyuan Dai employs institutional theory in novel and creative ways to explore how variations in the interests of non-state actors and the information available to them affect the monitoring of state behavior and compliance with international regimes. International Institutions and National Policies is a 'must-read' for all serious students of multilateralism.' Robert O. Keohane, Professor of International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University 'This is the most important contribution in some time to our understanding of why states comply with international agreements. Dai maintains the rigor of a rationalist framework but she breaks new ground in showing how international institutions can empower domestic constituencies and how these constituencies can bring pressure to bear on governments to comply.' Oran R. Young, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara 'Dai's analysis provides a new way to think about the mechanisms linking institutions and state policy, and should simulate further study of the role of domestic actors in the enforcement of international agreements.' The Review of International Organizations