International Organization in Time: Fragmentation and Reform

Hardcover | July 18, 2015

byTine Hanrieder

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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 centrifugaltendencies 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, butalso raise important questions about the legitimacy of international organizations.

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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 centrifugaltendencies of the global polity. Focusing on the ref...

Tine Hanrieder is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Global Governance research unit of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. Her research fields are International Organization, Global Health Politics, and International Theory. Her work has been published in journals including the European Journal of International Relations, Securit...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:July 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198705832

ISBN - 13:9780198705833

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1. Reforming international organizations in the shadow of fragmentation2. The centrifugal reproduction of international organizations3. Locking in a Pan American headstart: the long founding moment of the World Health Organization4. The secondary effects of Primary Health Care5. One WHO: new managerialism, old structures, and the simulation of corporate agency6. Decentralization and fragmentation in the United Nations: comparing ILO and UNESCO7. Implications: Reform and fragmentation in global governanceAppendices