International Organizations


Author: Clive Archer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415246903
Category: Political Science
Page: 204
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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.

The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations


Author: Jacob Katz Cogan,Ian Hurd,Ian Johnstone
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191652369
Category: Law
Page: 1100
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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.

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
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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

Theories and Institutions
Author: J. Barkin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137356731
Category: Political Science
Page: 213
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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
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An exploration of the nation-state as a social construction, grounded in terms of global political culture and relations.

International Institutions

An International Organization Reader
Author: Lisa L. Martin,Beth A. Simmons
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262632232
Category: Law
Page: 465
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A wide range of theoretical and empirical approaches to international institutions.

International Organizations and Democracy

Accountability, Politics, and Power
Author: Thomas D. Zweifel
Publisher: Swiss Consulting Group, Inc.
ISBN: 1588263924
Category: Political Science
Page: 225
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?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

Theories and Institutions
Author: J. Samuel Barkin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403972507
Category: Law
Page: 185
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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.

International Organization

A Reader
Author: Friedrich V. Kratochwil,Edward D. Mansfield
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780065012149
Category: Political Science
Page: 386
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Focusing on the formation and effects of international institutions, both formal and informal, this reader explores a variety of important themes not widely covered in other international organization texts, such as how international organization is related to political discourse, the roles of knowledge, legitimacy and transparency in international relations.

National Sovereignity and International Organizations


Author: Magdalena M. Martín Martínez
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789041102003
Category: Political Science
Page: 353
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This book deals with the question of national sovereignty and States' participation in International Organizations, whether traditional or supranational ones. Although there has been much discussion on the problems posed by the transference of sovereignty, this volume provides an original insight in that transfer of state sovereignty is approached as a dynamic process that can be divided into three different phases. Part one, called 'the initial phase', focuses on the examination of the domestic legal basis for the transfer of state sovereignty. Part two, 'the transfer phase', investigates how the process of transfer evolves within the core of two International Organizations: the United Nations and the European Communities. Part three, 'the post-transfer phase', analyses the States' responses to the effects and consequences of the transfer of sovereignty.

Common Law of International Organizations


Author: Finn Seyersted
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004166998
Category: Political Science
Page: 604
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Common Law of International Organizations brings together all the elements pertaining to the theory of objective legal personality, which have so far only been presented separately. The legal theory outlined in this book is fully compatible with modern requirements of good governance and accountability of international organizations, and is in line with the ideal of systemic integration of legal regimes constituting the internal law of the organization.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Global Governance Through Voluntary Consensus
Author: Craig Murphy,JoAnne Yates
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415774292
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 138
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The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the first full-length study of the largest nongovernmental, global regulatory network whose scope and influence rivals that of the UN system. Much of the interest in the successes and failures of global governance focuses around high profile organisations such as the United Nations, World Bank and World Trade Organisation. This volume is one of few books that explore both the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) role as a facilitator of essential economic infrastructure and the implication of ISO techniques for a much wider realm of global governance. Through detailing the initial rationale behind the ISO and a systematic discussion of how this low profile organization has developed, Murphy and Yates provide a comprehensive survey of the ISO as a powerful force on the way commerce is conducted in a changing and increasingly globalized world.

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: 9780275965501
Category: Law
Page: 280
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This new edition of a classic text, comprehensively revised throughout, focuses on the role of international organizations in the context of emerging challenges to the centrality of the nation-state in the international system, such as humanitarianism, environmentalism, new legal standards and regimes, and controversial concepts such as "civil society" and "globalism." As inter-governmental and international non-governmental activities are increasingly being merged, for example in the area of peace-keeping, this erodes the sanctity of the territorial state as the primary political unit. Similarly, technological and social changes such as the Internet, encourage "borderless" activities (legal and illegal) by non-state actors. This book provides the basis for students to consider international organizations against the backdrop of a thorough rethinking of our international system and its prospects for the future in the face of these fundamental and unprecedented developments.

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
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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

Politics, Law, Practice
Author: Ian Hurd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107040973
Category: Law
Page: 306
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This updated introductory textbook explores law, compliance and enforcement through chapter-length case studies of the world's most important international organizations.

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
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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.

International Organizations

Principles and Issues
Author: Alvin LeRoy Bennett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 515
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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 Organization and Global Governance


Author: Thomas G. Weiss,Rorden Wilkinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131530189X
Category: Political Science
Page: 778
View: 2001

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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.