International Organizations In World Politics

Author: Tamar Gutner
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483320863
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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

Author: Peter Willetts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136848533
Size: 65.61 MB
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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

Author: Michael Barnett
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801488238
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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
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9781403903020
Size: 37.83 MB
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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 United Nations

Author: Robert Edwon Riggs
Publisher:
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The United Nations is an upper-division analysis of the history, processes, structure, and functions of the United Nations. It is intended for courses on international organizations, usually titled The United Nations, International Organization, International Development, or Conflict Resolution. The most successful one-volume text on the United Nations in the academic marketplace, it provides a comprehensive treatment that is adaptable to a variety of course approaches. The third edition does not alter the organization of the previous editions; no less significant, the basic historical material that made up the core of the first two editions remains intact in this latest rendering. Nevertheless, the book has been revised from cover to cover, redrafted to reflect significant changes in the world after the Cold War and the effect of those changes on the character and work of the United Nations.

International Organizations

Author: Ian Hurd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107183308
Size: 66.80 MB
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Updated throughout, this is the third edition of Ian Hurd's lively introduction to the law and politics of international organizations.

The Oxford Handbook Of International Organizations

Author: Jacob Katz Cogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191652377
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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 Politics Of International Organizations

Author: Patrick Weller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317645413
Size: 43.65 MB
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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.

Global Community

Author: Akira Iriye
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520231287
Size: 75.68 MB
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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)