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International Organizations

International Organizations

The Politics and Processes of Global Governance

  • Author: Margaret P. Karns,Karen A. Mingst
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 633
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Traces the evolving roles of the full range of IGOs, NGOs, state and nonstate actors, norms, rules, and other pieces of global governance. This book contains four issue-based chapters - on peace and security, development, human rights, and the environment. It also examines the elements of global and regional governance that are involved.

International Organizations

International Organizations

The Politics and Processes of Global Governance

  • Author: Margaret P. Karns,Karen A. Mingst
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
  • ISBN: 9781555879877
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 603
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A comprehensive, in-depth examination of the full range of international organizations, including current case studies.

The Politics of Global Governance

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
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"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.

A World Beyond Borders

A World Beyond Borders

An Introduction to the History of International Organizations

  • Author: David MacKenzie
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 144269369X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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This short and well-written overview provides essential information on the history of international organizations (IOs), with particular focus on the League of Nations, the development of the United Nations, and the UN system. Starting at the beginning of the twentieth century, when there were very few international organizations in existence, A World Beyond Borders traces the growth of IOs through to the close of the century, when there were literally thousands at the heart of the international system. Following this chronological order, the book examines how international organizations became the major legal, moral, and cultural forces that they are today, involved in all aspects of international relations including peacekeeping, disarmament, peace resolution, human rights, diplomacy, and environmentalism. This book is the first in the Canadian Historical Association / University of Toronto Press International Themes and Issues Series, which is dedicated to publishing concise, focused overviews of topics that are of international significance in the study of history.

Risk, Global Governance and Security

Risk, Global Governance and Security

The Other War on Terror

  • Author: Yee-Kuang Heng,Ken McDonagh
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134028946
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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This book applies risk society theory to the 'War on Terror', steering the discussion away from the militaristic discourse of the Bush era towards an emphasis on global cooperation and a new cosmopolitan agenda. The literature and rhetoric of the 'War on Terror' has been dominated by dramatic high-profile military campaigns and division in the international community. This overlooks the various multilateral practices and cooperative processes that are emerging to combat global terrorism. President Bush himself had initially been at pains to stress that his 'war' on terror would be like no other; it would involve not just military tools but financial, intelligence, police and diplomatic measures too. More than eight years later, the time is right for an in-depth evaluation of this 'other' war on terror. Yet these relatively mundane regulatory dimensions have received much less attention than the 'hot' wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, where ongoing difficulties suggest that military force alone is inadequate in controlling globalised terrorism. This book aims to redress this imbalance, by foregrounding these initiatives, tracing their implementation and reflecting on the implications for International Relations. Adopting an analytical approach that seeks to incorporate theories of risk, global governance and security, this book aims to explore the overlapping multi-level and multi-lateral dynamics of the emerging global security architecture which have remained neglected and unmapped thus far in the war on terror. This book will be of interest to students of risk politics, security studies, global governance and IR in general. Yee-Kuang Heng is Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews, UK. Kenneth McDonagh is Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University.

Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia

Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia

  • Author: C. Kuzemko,A. Belyi,A. Goldthau,M. Keating
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230370942
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 292
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Energy in Europe and Russia is in flux. This book presents a rich set of case studies for analyzing the complex and intertwined regional dynamics of multiple actors, levels, and policy fields in energy throughout Europe and Russia, with the aim of offering an alternative view to the prevalent geopolitical or neoliberal approaches.

The Formation of the BRICS and its Implication for the United States

The Formation of the BRICS and its Implication for the United States

Emerging Together

  • Author: M. Schaefer,J. Poffenbarger
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137387947
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 133
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Schaefer and Poffenbarger assess whether the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are attempting to balance US power and analyze the United States' responses to the creation of this IGO through a mix of theoretical and policy-focused approaches.

The UN Secretariat's Influence on the Evolution of Peacekeeping

The UN Secretariat's Influence on the Evolution of Peacekeeping

  • Author: S. Weinlich
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137309350
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 290
  • View: 1985
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Using a unique analytical framework, the UN Secretariat's Influence on the Evolution of Peacekeeping reveals deep insights in the UN's peacekeeping decision-making and shows that even international bureaucracies with limited autonomy can shape international politics.

Internationale Organisationen

Internationale Organisationen

  • Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 353119514X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 279
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Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.

Rethinking International Organisation

Rethinking International Organisation

Deregulation and Global Governance

  • Author: Barbara Emadi-Coffin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134646143
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
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The function of the state as a symbol of identity has become increasingly important as major powers of the pre-Cold War era have given way to self-determination. The conventional role of the state has, however, simultaneously been challenged by the process of globalisation which transcends such national boundaries. Barbara Emadi-Coffin seeks to explain this contradiction through a radical new theory. There are now 37,000 multinational corporations in the world, many of which are increasingly seen as being among the new centres of political and economic power. Barbara Emadi-Coffin analyses the increasing interaction of multinational corporations, international organizations and transnational interest groups, such as Greenpeace and Amnesty International, in processes of the global political economy. Using examples of the free trade zones in Korea, the UK and the People's Republic of China, the author demonstrates these interactions. In so doing, she challenges prevailing notions surrounding International Organization theory.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors

The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors

  • Author: Dr Bob Reinalda
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409489205
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 578
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How do non-state actors matter in international relations? This volume recognizes and examines three types of non-state actor: non-governmental organizations (NGOs), intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and transnational corporations. It illustrates how they play roles alongside nation-states and are interrelated in matters of international regulation and coordination. Accessible and articulately written, this comprehensive collection of state-of-the-art essays is essential for both scholars and practitioners in international relations.

The Organization of American States (OAS)

The Organization of American States (OAS)

Global Governance Away From the Media

  • Author: Mônica Herz
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136813977
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 160
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The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world’s oldest regional multifunctional organization. This work provides a clear and comprehensive discussion of this important body, dealing with security, technical cooperation, and the construction of democratic institutions. Providing an incisive analysis of the history, decision making procedures, relevance, functions, and operations of the OAS, this book also examines the organization in the context of the web of international and regional institutions that deal with global governance and international politics in the Western Hemisphere. In this accessible and concise text, Mônica Herz seeks to move beyond the well-studied roles of the OAS as a tool of foreign policy and assess the increasing significance of its independent normative and operational activities. Providing an important resource to those seeking to fully understand the activities and impact of the OAS, this work will be essential reading for all students of Latin American politics, international organization, and global governance.

Transformations in Global Governance

Transformations in Global Governance

Implications for Multinationals and Other Stakeholders

  • Author: Sushil Vachani
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1847203159
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 328
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This book brings attention to the growing complexity of managing multinational firms in light of the rise to significant power of non-governmental organizations such as Amnesty International and the anti-WTO coalition. It also considers the renewed public doubts about MNE legitimacy as the free-market model comes under greater criticism, especially in emerging markets. The book adds very useful value in illuminating situations in which companies are facing increased impact of pressure groups as well as governments in their international business. The menu of papers really gives the reader some food for thought, and specifically for thinking about how more acceptable governance of MNEs can be pursued in the 21st century. Robert Grosse, The Garvin School of International Management, US In recent years a number of excellent books have been published on the failure of corporate governance. However, nothing compares with Sushil Vachani s Transformations in Global Governance, a gripping account of global corporate governance provided by recognized IB scholars. Subhash C. Jain, University of Connecticut, US An excellent book for scholars, business leaders, and policymakers that makes good on its title Transformations in Global Governance. Sushil Vachani and the book s contributors identify how the governance structures of organizations are being transformed not just shifted or adjusted. NGOs, the WTO, multilateral institutions, multinationals, host governments and many other stakeholders have new roles and rules that are redefining how one governs a successful and socially responsible global enterprise. A must read for those intending to lead their organization's change efforts in our global economy. Stephen A. Stumpf, Villanova University, US and co-editor of Handbook on Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business The world of multinational enterprises is changing dramatically. Their complex and dynamic international context presents them with special challenges threatening their survival on one hand, and presenting them with unprecedented opportunities on the other. In this volume, international experts analyze different aspects of the transformations in global governance: ideological variations, trade governance, competition policy and the rise of civil society. They discuss the implications for multinational government relations, multinationals self-governance, relations with NGOs and issues of competitiveness. The book focuses on two forces integral to the process of globalization. The first is the evolution of inter-governmental organizations, such as the World Trade Organization, and various agreements pertaining to trade, environment, labor, competition and investment. The other equally important factor is the rise of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which have a significant impact on the strategies of multinational enterprises, governments and inter-governmental organizations. The contributors explore these forces in chapters detailing shifts in governance and their implications for multinationals, governments and society in general. This cohesive examination of an under-analyzed area will appeal to students and scholars of international business, and other researchers in management schools, think tanks, management consulting companies, government agencies, inter-governmental organizations, and NGOs.

New Directions in the Study of Policy Transfer

New Directions in the Study of Policy Transfer

  • Author: Mark Evans
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317965477
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 174
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Policy transfer analysis seeks to make sense of the cross-cultural transfer of knowledge about institutions, policies or delivery systems in an era of globalization. The purpose of this volume is to evaluate how useful policy transfer analysis is as a descriptive, explanatory and prescriptive theory of policy change. It provides both a response to its critics and it presents a variety of new directions for studying processes of policy transfer. The chapters proceed from an underlying assumption about the field of enquiry; that policy transfer analysis alone cannot provide a general explanatory theory of policy change but when combined with other approaches an empirically grounded account of policy change can be developed. Hence each of the chapters adopt a methodological pluralism in which complementary theories of policy development are combined in order to develop a theory of policy change that accounts for the role of particular agents of policy transfer in forging policy change. This is an important contribution to our understanding of the impact of globalization on domestic policy formulation. This book was previously published as a special issue of Policy Studies.

European Union and New Regionalism

European Union and New Regionalism

Regional Actors and Global Governance in a Post-Hegemonic Era

  • Author: Mario Telò
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409498212
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 428
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Stemming from an international and multidisciplinary network of leading specialists, this best-selling text is fully updated with new chapter additions. With the first edition prepared at the end of the last century, this new edition anticipates the world of regionalism as we move further into this millennium. This new edition offers: " A vigorous response to conventional wisdom on EU international identity. " An exploration of key issues of regionalism versus globalization and the potential for world economic and political governance through regionalism. " A key resource for postgraduate or undergraduate study and research of international relations, European studies, comparative politics and international political economy. Taking into account the expanded European Union, the volume comprises contributions from established scholars in the field to highlight external relations in the framework of the development of regional arrangements within the globalized world of the 21st century.

Deepening Democracy: Global Governance and Political Reform in Latin America

Deepening Democracy: Global Governance and Political Reform in Latin America

Global Governance and Political Reform in Latin America

  • Author: Francis Adams
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313390126
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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Adams surveys the impact of transnational organizations and NGOs on Latin American politics since 1990. The transition from military to civilian rule in Latin American countries has benefited local progressive forces, but resilient remnants favoring the past's authoritarian politics have compelled organizations like the UN, IMF, OAS, and World Bank to engage in various campaigns to deepen democratic institutions and norms. Adams argues that to understand current political transformations in the region, one must consider the existing role of external organizations. Latin America is offered as a prime example of the increased influence transnational authorities have over political decisions that had long been the exclusive prerogative of national governments. Beginning with the Latin American experience, Adams reviews the contemporary character of power and politics in the area, outlining how democratic transitions have been limited. UN human rights and reform initiatives are considered. Adams scrutinizes the work of the World Bank, the IMF, and the Inter-American Development Bank to modernize public administration, strengthen political institutions, enhance transparency and accountability, and fortify civil society. He also examines the work and impact and the Organization of American States and various global citizens groups.

Crashed

Crashed

Wie zehn Jahre Finanzkrise die Welt verändert haben

  • Author: Adam Tooze
  • Publisher: Siedler Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641192773
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 800
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Zehn Jahre danach: Der Finanzcrash und seine dramatischen Folgen Als die US-Großbank Lehman Brothers im September 2008 zusammenbrach, war dies der Tiefpunkt der Banken- und Finanzkrise. Und obwohl der totale Kollaps der Weltwirtschaft damals verhindert wurde, ist die Finanzkrise noch lange nicht Geschichte, wie der britische Historiker Adam Tooze zeigt. Er schildert, wie es zu dieser Krise der Finanzmärkte kam und welche dramatischen Folgen sie bis heute hat. Denn nicht nur ist durch die Finanzkrise die Stabilität Europas ins Wanken geraten, sie hat auch das Vertrauen in die Kraft der globalen Wirtschaftsordnung erschüttert – und so zum Aufstieg der Populisten beigetragen.

The Opening Up of International Organizations

The Opening Up of International Organizations

Transnational Access in Global Governance

  • Author: Jonas Tallberg,Thomas Sommerer,Theresa Squatrito,Christer Jönsson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107435773
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
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Once the exclusive preserve of member states, international organizations have become increasingly open in recent decades. Now virtually all international organizations at some level involve NGOs, business actors and scientific experts in policy-making. This book offers the first systematic and comprehensive analysis of this development. Combining statistical analysis and in-depth case studies, it maps and explains the openness of international organizations across issue areas, policy functions and world regions from 1950 to 2010. Addressing the question of where, how and why international organizations offer transnational actors access to global policy-making, this book has implications for critical issues in world politics. When do states share authority with private actors? What drives the design of international organizations? How do activists and businesses influence global politics? Is civil society involvement a solution to democratic deficits in global governance?

Legislating International Organization

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
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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 Diffusion of Power in Global Governance

The Diffusion of Power in Global Governance

International Political Economy meets Foucault

  • Author: S. Guzzini,I. Neumann
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137283556
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 276
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The study of global governance has often led separate lives within the respective camps of International Political Economy and Foucauldian Studies. Guzzini and Neumann combine these to look at an increasingly global politics with a growing number of agents, recognising the emergence of a global polity.