International Organizations

Politics, Law, Practice

Author: Ian Hurd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107183308

Category: Law

Page: 375

View: 1775

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: 7242

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 Organizations

Author: Clive Archer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317615379

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 6212

What is the role of international organizations in the international political system? The fourth edition of Clive Archer’s widely used textbook continues to provide students with an introduction to international organizations, exploring their rise and development, and accounts for their significance in the modern international political system. International Organizations fourth edition: has been fully updated to take into account the considerable developments in the field since the last edition was published in 2001. continues to offer a unique concise yet comprehensive approach, offering students an accessible and manageable introduction to this core part of international relations. offers an authoritative guide to the literature about international organizations and provides advice on further reading.

International Organizations

A Companion

Author: Michael Davies,Richard Woodward

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781004579

Category: Political Science

Page: 704

View: 908

This text provides a pioneering and comprehensive analysis of over one hundred international organizations. After introducing the broad historical and contextual settings, the book covers the full range of international organizations including those th

International Organization

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023036408X

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 2297

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: 131530189X

Category: Political Science

Page: 778

View: 5592

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 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: 1971

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.

Routledge Handbook of International Organization

Author: Bob Reinalda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134113056

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 5746

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

International Institutions

An International Organization Reader

Author: Lisa L. Martin,Beth A. Simmons

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262632232

Category: Law

Page: 465

View: 9436

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

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: 3188

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 Politics of International Organizations

Views from insiders

Author: Patrick Weller,Xu Yi-chong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317645413

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 2601

International organisations (IOs) often receive a bad press, seen as intrusive, domineering and unresponsive to the needs of the people and countries they are meant to serve. The best way to understand the operation of these international organisations is to bring together those who represent their countries at IOs and those who have been working at IOs at various capacities and then to listen to their experiences. This book develops an alternative approach to the analysis of IOs that takes account of all those involved, whether state representatives, IO leaders and members of the secretariat. Experts with long experience in the WTO, the World Bank, the IMF, WIPO, the FAO and the WHO at senior level consider the workings of the IOs, and a conclusion that explicitly draws out the comparative lessons and contrasts the insights of practitioners from those of external observers. This book takes an alternative approach to the analysis of IOs that takes account of all those involved, whether state representatives, IO leaders and members of the secretariat. Providing a well-informed, innovative and consistently structured analysis of IOs this work will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, international organizations and global governance.

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: 6517

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 Organization in Time

Fragmentation and Reform

Author: Tine Hanrieder

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198705832

Category: International agencies

Page: 179

View: 4767

'International organization in time' investigates the effects of reform programs on international organizations (IOs). Drawing on insights from historical institutionalism and sociological organization theory, the book develops a theory of IO fragmentation to account for the centrifugal tendencies of the global polity. Focusing on the reform problems in the United Nations system in general and the World Health Organization in particular, the findings of 'International organization in time' not only advance scholarly understanding of institutional development beyond the state, but also raise important questions about the legitimacy of international organizations.

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: 697

?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?

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: 8295

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 Organization in the Age of Globalization

Author: Paul Taylor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826485120

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 9048

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.

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: 7087

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

The International Organization of Hunger

Author: Peter Uvin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780710304667

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 2204

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.

International organization and integration

annotated basic documents of international organizations and arrangements : student edition

Author: Louis B. Sohn

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9780898389159

Category: Political Science

Page: 1

View: 633

In this thoughtful & meticulously researched book, Professor Blum makes a major contribution to the exposure of an important aspect of UN practice. He adds to his academic analysis the insight provided by his years as his country's Ambassador at the UN, & provides the reader with a fascinating & well-written argument. The book reflects events & developments that took place prior to the summer of 1990, during the period marked by global confrontation between the two major power blocs of those days. That confrontation found one of its strongest expressions in the United Nations, & was largely responsible for the deterioration of the legal-constitutional climate within the UN. With the end of that confrontation, as a result of the collapse of the former Soviet bloc & the disintegration of the Soviet Union itself, a new climate of parliamentary cooperation within the United Nations has come about. Consequently, there would now appear to exist a real prospect - perhaps for the first time since the establishment of the Organization - for a reconsideration of at least some of the practices that developed over the years within the cold war context, & which constitute a departure from the legal-constitutional requirements laid down by the Charter. It is in this spirit this book is offered to the reader's attention.