International Organizations in World Politics

Author: Tamar Gutner

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483320863

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 3641

This timely new title examines the importance and impact of major international organizations and their role in global governance. International Organizations in World Politics focuses on the most influential IOs, including the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization. For each organization, author Tamar Gutner describes their birth and evolution, governance structure, activities, and performance. A second chapter on each organization presents a case study that illuminates the constraints and challenges each IO faces. Regional organizations and issues are also examined, including the European Union and the euro crisis, as well as a case study on the African Union’s peace operations.

Non-Governmental Organizations in World Politics

The Construction of Global Governance

Author: Peter Willetts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136848533

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 4364

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Amnesty International and Oxfam to Greenpeace and Save the Children are now key players in global politics. This accessible and informative textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the significant role and increasing participation of NGOs in world politics. Peter Willetts examines the variety of different NGOs, their structure, membership and activities, and their complex relationship with social movements and civil society. He makes us aware that there are many more NGOs exercising influence in the United Nations system than the few famous ones. Conventional thinking is challenged in a radical manner on four questions: the extent of the engagement of NGOs in global policy- making; the status of NGOs within international law; the role of NGOs as crucial pioneers in the creation of the Internet; and the need to integrate NGOs within mainstream international relations theory. This is the definitive guide to this crucial area within international politics and should be required reading for students, NGO activists, and policy-makers.

Rules for the World

International Organizations in Global Politics

Author: Michael Barnett,Martha Finnemore

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801488238

Category: Law

Page: 226

View: 8146

Provides an innovative perspective on the behavior of international organizations and their effects on global politics.

International Organisation in World Politics

Author: James David Armstrong,Lorna Lloyd,John Redmond

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9781403903020

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 9108

This text provides a useful introduction to the complex history of modern international organization. While particular attention is paid to the League of Nations, the United Nations and the European Union, there are also chapters on the new regionalism, global governance and international regimes, and global civil society.

The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations

Author: Ian Johnstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199672202

Category:

Page: 1328

View: 2252

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.

Global Community

The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World

Author: Akira Iriye

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520231276

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 1259

The author introduces readers to the philosophical underpinnings of the "global community," while illuminating the international institutions that made such a community possible in the real world. (Politics & Government)

The Politics of Global Governance

International Organizations in an Interdependent World

Author: Brian Frederking,Paul Francis Diehl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626372320

Category: International agencies

Page: 429

View: 756

"Excellent.... [This] may be the best contemporary reader for advanced undergraduate classes in international governmental organizations.... The level of analysis and readability of [the] choices is ideal." Philip Meeks, Perspectives on Political Science Covering decisionmaking processes, peace and security affairs, and economic, social, and humanitarian issues, The Politics of Global Governance helps students of international organizations to understand the major themes, theories, and approaches central to the subject. The fifteen new selections in this fully revised edition reflect an increased emphasis on transnational governance and emerging global norms. The editors¿ section introductions underscore the importance of the essays, which have been selected not only for their relevance, but also their accessibility. Brian Frederking is professor of political science at McKendree University. Paul F. Diehl is Henning Larsen Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Illinois, where he remains director of undergraduate research.

International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance

Author: Frank Biermann,Bernd Siebenhüner,Anna Schreyögg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134031327

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 8611

This book provides a comparative study of the role of international organizations in environmental governance. Whilst a growing body of literature considers global governance in a number of policy areas, this volume delivers one of the first comprehensive accounts of international organizations in relation to environmental policy. Providing the reader with key insights within this area of global governance, the book focuses on policies developing in relation to climate change, biodiversity and international environmental funding. Presenting a compelling and up-to-date account of developments within this burgeoning policy area, the volume: • includes a range of case studies including the World Bank, UNEP and the OECD • presents quantitative and qualitative research that advances understanding of international organizations in the field of international relations • delivers contributions from a range of internationally renowned academics and specialists within the field International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations theory, international economics, environmental policy, organizational theory and environmental studies.

International Organizations

Politics, Law, Practice

Author: Ian Hurd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107183308

Category: Law

Page: 375

View: 9607

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

International Organization and Global Governance

Author: Thomas G. Weiss,Rorden Wilkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131530189X

Category: Political Science

Page: 778

View: 9235

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: 1846

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

The Politics and Processes of Global Governance

Author: Margaret P. Karns,Karen A. Mingst,Kendall W. Stiles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626371514

Category: International agencies

Page: 671

View: 4879

The third edition of the award-winning International Organizations has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account new developments and shifting power relations since 2009, as well as the most current scholarship. As before, the authors provide a comprehensive, in-depth examination of the full range of international organizations. New features of the book include attention to a broader range of theoretical approaches, to the increasing importance of regional organizations, and to emerging forms of governance. And new case studies highlight the governance dilemmas posed by the Libyan and Syrian civil wars, human trafficking, LGBT rights, climate change, and more. Margaret P. Karns is professor emerita of political science at the University of Dayton. Karen A. Mingst is professor of political science at the University of Kentucky and Lockwood Chair Professor in the university¿s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. Kendall W. Stiles is professor of political science at Brigham Young University.

International Organization in Time

Fragmentation and Reform

Author: Tine Hanrieder

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198705832

Category: International agencies

Page: 179

View: 4268

'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.

The Politics of International Organizations

Views from insiders

Author: Patrick Weller,Xu Yi-chong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317645413

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 4078

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.

International Institutions

An International Organization Reader

Author: Lisa L. Martin,Beth A. Simmons

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262632232

Category: Law

Page: 465

View: 6624

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

The United Nations in the 21st Century

Author: Karen A. Mingst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429973934

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

View: 9943

The United Nations in the 21st Century provides a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the United Nations, exploring the historical, institutional, and theoretical foundations of the UN. This popular text for courses on international organizations and international relations also discusses the political complexities facing the organization today.Thoroughly revised throughout, the fifth edition focuses on major trends since 2012, including changing power dynamics, increasing threats to peace and security, and the growing challenges of climate change and sustainability. It examines the proliferating public-private partnerships involving the UN and the debates over reforming the Security Council and the Secretary-General selection process. This edition also includes new case studies on peacekeeping and the use of force in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali, transnational terrorism and the emergence of ISIS, the Security Council's failure to act in Syria, the Syrian and global refugee/migrant crisis, and the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals and framing of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Regional Security

The Capacity of International Organizations

Author: Rodrigo Tavares

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135257752

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 7258

Regional organizations are an inescapable feature of global politics. Virtually all countries in the world are members of at least one regional or other intergovernmental organization. The involvement of international organizations in the realm of regional peace and security, and their cooperation in this domain with the United Nations, has reached an unprecedented level. Regional organizations have traditionally been formed around economic, political, or environmental objectives, however, over the last decades these organizations have gradually penetrated into the security sphere and developed their capacities in conflict prevention, peacekeeping, or post-war reconstruction. In Europe, Africa, Asia, or the Americas, regional and other intergovernmental organizations have been concurrently empowered by the UN and their own member states to maintain peace and security. Despite suffering from important discrepancies in both their mandates and capacities, regional organizations have become indisputable actors that play a role from the outbreak of a crisis to the reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of a conflict Presenting the most up-to-date critical and comparative analysis of the major regional security institutions, assessing a wide range of regional organizations and providing an accessible and comprehensive guide to 11 key organizations, this book is the first systematic study of the capacities of the most recognized intergovernmental organizations with a security mandate. Regional Security is essential reading for all students of international organizations, peace and security studies and global governance.

International Organizations and Development, 1945-1990

Author: M. Frey,S. Kunkel,C. R. Unger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137437545

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

View: 7880

This volume explores how international organizations became involved in the making of global development policy, and looks at the driving forces and dynamics behind that process, critically assessing the consequences their policies have had around the world.

International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy

Institutional Independence in the International Legal Order

Author: Richard Collins,Nigel D. White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136806059

Category: Law

Page: 464

View: 1414

International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy is an exploratory text looking at the idea of intergovernmental organizations as autonomous international actors. In the context of concerns over the accountability of powerful international actors exercising increasing levels of legal and political authority, in areas as diverse as education, health, financial markets and international security, the book comes at a crucial time. Including contributions from leading scholars in the fields of international law, politics and governance, it addresses themes of institutional autonomy in international law and governance from a range of theoretical and subject-specific contexts. The collection looks internally at aspects of the institutional law of international organizations and the workings of specific regimes and institutions, as well as externally at the proliferation of autonomous organizations in the international legal order as a whole. Although primarily a legal text, the book takes a broad, thematic and inter-disciplinary approach. In this respect, International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy offers an excellent resource for both practitioners and students undertaking courses of advanced study in international law, the law of international organizations, global governance, as well as aspects of international relations and organization.

A World Beyond Borders

An Introduction to the History of International Organizations

Author: David Clark MacKenzie

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442601825

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

View: 5132

"This lucid, thoughtful synthesis makes excellent sense of the dense web that international organizations have spun around the globe over the last two centuries. Above all, by highlighting their role in relation to states and by assessing their performance, this volume provides a welcome introduction to a prime feature of our globalized world."---Michael H. Hunt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "The author has written a balanced, fair introduction to the modern history of international organizations. While the survey of the League of Nations is well done, the book really comes alive with its analysis of the United Nations. The final chapter, surveying recent UN operations, is excellent. A World Beyond Borders is an effective resource for undergraduate students of international relations."---George Egerton, University of British Columbia There were only a few international organizations at the start of the twentieth century. By the end of the century, there were thousands at the heart of the international system involved in all aspects of international relations, including peacekeeping, disarmament, peace resolution, human rights, diplomacy, and environmentalism. This short book examines how international organizations became the major legal, moral, and cultural forces that they are today. For easy reference, the appendices consist of the Covenant of the League of Nations, The Charter of the United Nations, and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The book also includes a list of League of Nations members and United Nations members, diagrams of the structure of the General Assembly and the organs of the UN, and a list of UN peacekeeping missions.