International Organization (häftad)
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3rd ed. 2019
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International Organization (häftad)

International Organization

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The third edition of this popular core textbook provides wide-ranging coverage of the structure, internal working, policies and performance of international organizations such as the UN, EU, IMF and World Bank. Such organizations have never been so important in addressing the challenges that face our increasingly globalised world. This book introduces students to theories with which to approach international organizations, their history, and their ability to respond to contemporary issues in world politics from nuclear disarmament, climate change and human rights protection, to trade, monetary and financial relations, and international development. Underpinning the text is the authors' unique model that views international organizations as actual organizations. Reacting to world events, political actors provide the 'inputs' which are converted by the political systems of these organizations (through various decision-making procedures) into 'outputs' that achieve varying levels of real-world impact and effectiveness. This is the perfect text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Politics and International Relations taking courses on International Organization and Global Governance, as well as essential reading for those studying the UN, the EU and Globalization.
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Volker Rittberger ( ) was Emeritus Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Institute of Political Science, University of Tubingen, Germany. Bernhard Zangl is Professor of Global Governance and Public Policy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. Andreas Kruck is an Assistant Professor in International Relations and Global Governance at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.Hylke Dijkstra is Director of the MA in European Studies at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.


1. Introduction.- PART I THEORY AND HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.- 2. Theories of International Organizations.- 3. History of International Organizations.- PART II POLICY-MAKING IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.- 4. International Organizations as Political Systems.- 5. Input: Actors' Demands and Support.- 6. Conversion: Decision-making in International Organizations.- 7. Output: What International Organizations Produce.- PART III ACTIVITIES OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.- 8. Peace and Security.- 9. Trade and Development.- 10. Finance and Monetary Relations.- 11. The Environment.- 12. Human Rights.- PART IV CONCLUSION.- 13. Between a World State and International Anarchy: Images of World Order