International Organizations

Author: Clive Archer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415246903

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 6384

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 Organizations

Politics, Law, Practice

Author: Ian Hurd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107183308

Category: Law

Page: 375

View: 2825

Updated throughout, this is the third edition of Ian Hurd's lively introduction to the law and politics of international organizations.

International Organization

Theories and Institutions

Author: J. Barkin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137356731

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

View: 8924

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.

International Organization

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023036408X

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 3730

International organizations such as the UN, EU andIMF play an increasingly important role in international politics. Fully revised and updated,this broad-ranging text provides a systematic theoretical and empirical introduction to the structure, policies and performance of international organizations.

International Organization and Global Governance

Author: Thomas G. Weiss,Rorden Wilkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134452578

Category: Political Science

Page: 728

View: 509

"Featuring a strikingly diverse and impressive team of authors, this is the most comprehensive textbook available for courses on international organizations and global governance. This book covers the history, theories, structure, activities and policies of both state-centred institutions, and non-state actors in global politics"--

International Institutions

An International Organization Reader

Author: Lisa L. Martin,Beth A. Simmons

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262632232

Category: Law

Page: 465

View: 3478

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

Routledge Handbook of International Organization

Author: Bob Reinalda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134113056

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 6649

This Handbook brings together scholars whose essays discuss significant issues with regard to international organization as a process and international organizations as institutions. Although the focus is on intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are discussed where relevant. The handbook is divided into six parts: Documentation, Data Sets and Sources International Secretariats as Bureaucracies Actors within International Bureaucracies Processes within International Bureaucracies Challenges to International Organizations, and Expanding International Architectures. The state-of-the-art articles are meant to encourage current and future generations of scholars to enjoy working in and further exploiting the field and are also of great interest to practitioners of international organization and global governance

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: 5516

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

The Responsibility of International Organizations Toward Third Parties

Some Basic Principles

Author: Moshe Hirsch

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9780792332862

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 2872

One of the far-reaching changes in the past century is the rapid growth of international organizations. International organizations are instruments for institutionalized co-operation among states; however, they also generate growing risks to other actors in the international system. The increased activity of international organizations may lead, naturally, to an infringement of the rights of others and the infliction of damage upon them. In such cases the question arises of which legal principles apply to the relations between the wrongdoer organization and the victims of its activity. This is the realm of responsibility of international organizations.

International Organization in the Anarchical Society

The Institutional Structure of World Order

Author: Tonny Brems Knudsen,Cornelia Navari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319716220

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 7714

This book takes up one of the key theoretical challenges in the English School’s conceptual framework, namely the nature of the institutions of international society. It theorizes their nature through an analysis of the relationship of primary and secondary levels of institutional formation, so far largely ignored in English School theorizing, and provides case studies to illuminate the theory. Hitherto, the School has largely failed to study secondary institutions such as international organizations and regimes as autonomous objects of analysis, seeing them as mere materializations of primary institutions. Building on legal and constructivist arguments about the constitutive character of institutions, it demonstrates how primary institutions frame secondary organizations and regimes, but also how secondary institutions construct agencies with capacities that impinge upon and can change primary institutions. Based on legal and constructivist ideas, it develops a theoretical model that sees primary and secondary institutions as shared understandings enmeshed in observable historical processes of constitution, reproduction and regulation.

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: 939

?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 in the Age of Globalization

Author: Paul Taylor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826485120

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 4950

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.

International Organizations and Their Host States

Aspects of Their Legal Relationship

Author: A. Sam Muller

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041100801

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

View: 7556

Since 1945 there has been a tremendous growth in the number of international organizations, leading to the development of a body of law regulating the relationship between the organizations and their host states. "International Organizations and their Host States" examines the relationship from a practical perspective. Before examining the legal status, privileges and immunities that have commonly been granted to international organizations, the diverse sources where the law can be found are brought together in a new concept: the "host arrangement," This concept forms an anchor for the examination of the following aspects of the legal relationship: the legal personality of the organization, the status of its seat, the inviolability of its premises, assets and archives, its jurisdictional immunity, its communications privileges, and its fiscal, customs and financial privileges. In conclusion, the legal concepts underlying the relationship between international organizations and their host states are analyzed and suggestions are made on improving the coherency of the law.

A Chronology of International Organizations

Author: Richard Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135355908

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7347

This volume contains dedicated chronologies for all the major organizations, such as the UN, the Arab League, NATO, OPEC, the African Union, OAS, WTO, ASEAN and the IMF, whilst an introductory chronology covers the general development of international organizations. As the role of international organizations attains greater global significance, this source detailing how, when and why they developed, is vital both to the study of twentieth century history and to an understanding of the world today.

Legislating International Organization

The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Author: Kathryn C. Lavelle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199877408

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 7711

In Legislating International Organization, Kathryn Lavelle argues against the commonly-held idea that key international organizations are entities unto themselves, immune from the influence and pressures of individual states' domestic policies. Covering the history of the IMF and World Bank from their origins, she shows that domestic political constituencies in advanced industrial states have always been important drivers of international financial institution policy. This book will reshape how we think about how the US Congress interacts with international institutions and more broadly about the relationship of domestic politics to global governance throughout the world.

The International Organization of Hunger

Author: Peter Uvin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780710304667

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 567

What are the internationally dominant principles and norms regarding the causes of hunger and the ways to eradicate it? Following this 'hunger regime,' what activities do the main international actors undertake to fight world hunger? What kinds of programs do they adopt or advocate? And finally, what is the impact of these programs on the incidence of hunger in the world? This book analyzes the international organization of hunger as well as its effects on the incidence of hunger. It is an international political economy study, situating itself in the theoretical debates of the discipline. Yet, to analyze its subject matter, it uses a variety of other disciplines, such as trade and development economics, demography, international finance and political science. Four distinct issue areas that are globally upheld as solutions to the problem of world hunger make up the core of this book. It contains an analysis of the international regime of these issue areas, the main ongoing processes in them, and their impact on hunger. The first one - assistance to family planning - is generally considered part of the long-term solution to the hunger problem. It aims not to increase the entitlements available to individuals, but rather to decrease the number of the 'entitled.' The second one consists of development aid to increase LDC agricultural production. The international regime which is currently dominant is the liberal, export-oriented one contained in structural adjustment policy reform. This book proposes an analysis of the origins and nature of structural adjustment as well as its impact on poverty and hunger. The third issue area is food trade. It accounts for around 95 per cent of all the food that flows between nations, and constitutes an important international issue of relevance to this study. Food aid, finally, is the transfer of food on concessional terms from one country to another. It accounts for the remaining 5 per cent of international food flows (10 per cent to the poorest countries) and is commonly associated with efforts to end hunger and to promote development. The book analyzes its regime and process, as well as their effects on hunger.

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: 3342

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.