International Organizations

Author: Clive Archer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415246903

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 2010

This widely used textbook continues to provide students with an introduction to International Organisations, exploring their rise, their development in the 20th century and accounting for their significance in the modern international political and economic system. The third edition: has been fully revised and updated continues to offer a unique concise, yet comprehensive, approach, giving students an accessible and manageable introduction to this core part of International Relations offers authoritative guides to further reading.

International Organization

Theories and Institutions

Author: J. Barkin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137356731

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

View: 4909

The newly revised and updated edition of International Organization is an introduction to the study of international organizations in the field of International Relations intended for students in the discipline. It looks at the different ways in which IOs are studied and then applies these different modes to a variety of specific case studies.

Constructing the Nation-state

International Organization and Prescriptive Action

Author: Connie L. McNeely

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313293986

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

View: 302

An exploration of the nation-state as a social construction, grounded in terms of global political culture and relations.

The International Organization of Credit

States and Global Finance in the World-Economy

Author: Randall D. Germain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521598514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 9273

In this book, Randall Germain explores the international organization of credit in a changing world economy. At the centre of his analysis is the construction of successive international organisations of credit, built around principal financial centres (PFCs) and constituted by overlapping networks of credit institutions, mainly investment, commercial, and central banks. A critical historical approach to international political economy (IPE) allows Germain to stress both the multiple roles of finance within the world economy, and the centrality of financial practices and networks for the construction of monetary order. He argues that the private global credit system which replaced Bretton Woods is anchored unevenly across the world's three principal financial centres: New York, London, and Tokyo. This balance of power is irrevocably fragmented with respect to relations between states, and highly ambiguous in terms of how power is exercised between public authorities and private financial institutions.

International Organizations

A Comparative Approach to the Management of Cooperation

Author: Robert S. Jordan,Clive Archer,Gregory P. Granger,Kerry Ordes

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275965495

Category: Law

Page: 280

View: 2200

An analysis of how, why, and to what degree international organizations contribute to regularizing the interactions among states and other international actors. This edition appraises the emerging challenges to the centrality of the nation-state international system, such as environmentalism.

The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations

Author: Jacob Katz Cogan,Ian Hurd,Ian Johnstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191652369

Category: Law

Page: 1100

View: 4560

Virtually every important question of public policy today involves an international organization. From trade to intellectual property to health policy and beyond, governments interact with international organizations in almost everything they do. Increasingly, individual citizens are directly affected by the work of international organizations. Aimed at academics, students, practitioners, and lawyers, this book gives a comprehensive overview of the world of international organizations today. It emphasizes both the practical aspects of their organization and operation, and the conceptual issues that arise at the junctures between nation-states and international authority, and between law and politics. While the focus is on inter-governmental organizations, the book also encompasses non-governmental organizations and public policy networks. With essays by the leading scholars and practitioners, the book first considers the main international organizations and the kinds of problems they address. This includes chapters on the organizations that relate to trade, humanitarian aid, peace operations, and more, as well as chapters on the history of international organizations. The book then looks at the constituent parts and internal functioning of international organizations. This addresses the internal management of the organization, and includes chapters on the distribution of decision-making power within the organizations, the structure of their assemblies, the role of Secretaries-General and other heads, budgets and finance, and other elements of complex bureaucracies at the international level. This book is essential reading for scholars, practitioners, and students alike.

International Institutions

An International Organization Reader

Author: Lisa L. Martin,Beth A. Simmons

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262632232

Category: Law

Page: 465

View: 5767

A wide range of theoretical and empirical approaches to international institutions.

International Organizations

Principles and Issues

Author: Alvin LeRoy Bennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 515

View: 2594

This is the only book on the market that includes extensive material on intergovernmental, regional, and private organizations, but also deals with the many significant international developments affecting international organizations in the past five years. Gives comprehensive coverage of philosophy, principles, background, and issues of every type of international and transnational organization. Discusses recent developments in Cambodia, Central America, Somalia, Iraq, Bosnia, and other countries as they relate to international organizations. Reflects increase in U.N. peacekeeping operations. Discusses the sustainable development emphasis in North-South relations.

International Organizations and Democracy

Accountability, Politics, and Power

Author: Thomas D. Zweifel

Publisher: Swiss Consulting Group, Inc.

ISBN: 1588263924

Category: Political Science

Page: 225

View: 9200

?Zweifel?s persuasive and highly relevant book is a significant contribution to the literature on IO governance.? ?Edward McMahon, University of VermontDo international organizations represent the interests of the global citizenry? Or are they merely vehicles for the agendas of powerful nations and special interests? Thomas Zweifel explores this increasingly contentious issue, deftly blending history, theory, and case studies.Zweifel?s analysis covers both regional organizations (e.g., the EU, NAFTA, NATO, the AU) and such global institutions as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. With international organizations becoming perhaps the most appropriate?if not the only?forum for tackling myriad transnational challenges, his systematic study of how these organizations function is central to the study of both international relations and democracy in the 21st century.Thomas D. Zweifel, CEO of the Swiss Consulting Group, is also adjunct professor at Columbia University?s School of International and Public Affairs. Previously, he served as director of global operations for the Hunger Project.Contents: The Democratic Deficit of International Organizations. An Approach to Transnational Democracy. A Brief History of International Organization. The United Nations. The World Bank. The International Monetary Fund. The World Trade Organization. The European Union. From OAU to African Union. Other Regional Organizations: NAFTA, NATO, and ASEAN. Global Citizenship?

International Organization and Global Governance

Author: Thomas G. Weiss,Rorden Wilkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131530189X

Category: Political Science

Page: 778

View: 4300

Completely revised and updated for the second edition, this textbook continues to offer the most comprehensive resource available for all interested in international organization and global governance. The book offers: In-depth and accessible coverage of the history and theories of international organization and global governance. Discussions of the full range of state, intergovernmental, and non-state actors. Examinations of key issues in all aspects of contemporary world politics. New additions to this edition include: New and revised chapters on theories of international organization and global governance. New substantive chapters on global corporations, China, financial markets, terrorist organizations, governing global energy, and the Internet. Updated contributions to reflect the changing nature of world politics. The book comprises fifty-four chapters arranged in seven parts and woven together by a comprehensive introduction to the field, along with separate introductions to each part to guide students and faculty, and helpful pointers to further reading. International Organization and Global Governance is a self-contained resource enabling readers to comprehend more fully the role of myriad actors in the governance of global life as well as to assemble the many pieces of the contemporary global governance puzzle.

International Organizations

A Dictionary and Directory

Author: G. Schiavone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023028597X

Category: Political Science

Page: 390

View: 8946

This new edition of the established reference work provides, in the form of a dictionary, a comprehensive and balanced guide to intergovernmental institutions serving political, military, economic, social and cultural purposes. Entries have been thoroughly revised to reflect the changes that have taken place on the world stage since 11 September 2001 and new entries dealing with intergovernmental bodies as well as non-governmental organizations in the trade, parliamentary and human rights fields have been added.

International Organizations

Politics, Law, Practice

Author: Ian Hurd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107040973

Category: Law

Page: 306

View: 5802

This updated introductory textbook explores law, compliance and enforcement through chapter-length case studies of the world's most important international organizations.

International Organization in the Age of Globalization

Author: Paul Taylor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826485120

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 9876

International Organization in the Age of Globalization examines how the relentless process of globalization has affected the world's international organizations. Taylor primarily focuses on the United Nations and the wider UN system, but he also examines the involvement of the WTO, the World Bank and regional organizations such as the EU, ASEAN, ASEM, NAFTA, and MERCOSUR in these processes. This wide ranging study concentrates on three key areas--the maintenance of peace and security, the management of economic and social activity, and the protection of individual welfare--which provide illustrations of the changing relationship between international organizations and individual states, a central interaction in global organization.Clearly and provocatively written, this book will be essential for anyone interested in processes of globalization. Students and researchers in international relations, politics, economics and sociology will benefit from the author's insights into the changing nature of international organization in the twenty-first century.

Research Handbook on the Law of International Organizations

Author: Jan Klabbers,Asa Wallendahl

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857931296

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 2773

This pioneering Research Handbook with contributions from renowned experts, provides an overview of the general doctrines making up the law of international organizations.The approach of this book is taken from a novel perspective: that of the tension between functionalism and constitutionalism. In doing so, this Handbook presents not only practically relevant information, but also provides a tool for understanding the ways in which internationalorganizations work. It has separate chapters on specific 'constitutional' topics and on two specific organizations: the EU and the UN. Research Handbook on the Law of international Organizations will be of particular interest to academics and graduate students in the fields ofinternational law, international politics and international relations.

International Organization

Theories and Institutions

Author: J. Samuel Barkin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403972484

Category: Law

Page: 185

View: 1146

This book is an introduction to the study of international organizations in the field of International Relations directed toward students in the discipline. It looks at the different ways in which IOs are studied and then applies these different modes of study to a variety of specific case studies. Do international organizations matter? What are their effects on International Relations? Where do they fit into the International Relations literature? How should we study them? These are the primary questions underlying this book.