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Title The Oxford handbook of international organizations / edited by Jacob Katz Cogan, Ian Hurd, Ian Johnstone
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xcvii, 1244 pages)
Series Oxford handbooks
Oxford handbooks.
Contents International Organizations in World Politics / Jon Pevehouse & Inken von Borzyskowski -- International Organizations and International Law / Anne Peters -- Law and Politics of International Organizations / Jeffrey Dunoff -- International Organizations, 1865-1945 / Madeleine Herren -- International Organizations, 1945-Present / B.S. Chimni -- Formal Inter-Governmental Organizations / Jan Klabbers -- Supranational Organizations / Peter Lindseth -- Private Transnational Governance / Walter Mattli -- Peace Operations / Lise Morje Howard & Anjali Dayal -- Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime / James Cockayne -- Non-Proliferation and Disarmament / Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu -- Human Rights / Dinah Shelton -- Criminal Justice / David J. Scheffer -- Humanitarian Action / Thomas G. Weiss -- Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons / Gil Loescher -- Trade / Joel P. Trachtman -- International Finance / Manuela Moschella -- Economic Relations and Integration / Frank Schimmelfennig -- Development / David M. Malone & Rohinton P. Medhora -- Environment / David A. Wirth -- Health / Gian Luca Burci & Andrew Cassels -- Labor / Brian Langille -- Religion / Helge Arsheim -- Democracy Promotion / Ian Johnstone & Michael Snyder -- Communications and the Internet / Milton Mueller -- Lawmaking / Nigel D. White -- Monitoring Processes / Timm Betz & Barbara Koremenos -- Sanctions / Jeremy Farrall -- Use of Force / Marc Weller -- Dispute Settlement / John R. Crook -- Information Gathering, Analysis, and Dissemination / David Le Blanc & Jean-Marc Coicaud -- Relations with Other International Organizations / Laurence Boisson de Chazournes -- Relations with Civil Society / Jan Aart Scholte -- Relations with the Private Sector / Georg Kell -- General Assemblies and Assemblies of States Parties / Margaret P. Karns -- Parliaments / Bjorn Hoyland -- Executive Boards and Councils / Ramses A. Wessel -- Executive Heads / Simon Chesterman -- Secretariats / Touko Piiparinen -- High-Level Panels / Ramesh Thakur -- International Adjudicative Bodies / Chiara Giorgetti -- Financing and Budgets / Jacob Katz Cogan -- Organizational Culture / Stephen C. Nelson & Catherine Weaver -- Constituent Instruments / Niels Blokker -- Membership and Representation / Stephen Mathias & Stadler Trengove -- Legal Capacity and Powers / Dan Sarooshi -- Assessing the Legality of Decisions / Jan Wouters & Jed Odermatt -- Responsibility / Pierre Klein -- Privileges and Immunities / August Reinisch -- Law of the International Civil Service / Santiago Villalpando -- International Administrative Tribunals / Santiago Villalpando -- Legitimacy / Dominik Zaum -- Participation / Klaus Dingwerth & Patrizia Nanz -- Accountability / Mathias Koenig-Archibugi -- Transparency / Jonas Tallberg
Summary "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"--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject International agencies -- Law and legislation.
International agencies.
International cooperation.
Non-governmental organizations -- Law and legislation.
Non-governmental organizations.
Form Electronic book
Author Cogan, Jacob Katz, editor
Hurd, Ian, edtior
Johnstone, Ian, 1960- editor
ISBN 019186367X