International Organization by Volker RittbergerInternational Organization by Volker Rittberger

International Organization

byVolker Rittberger, Bernhard Zangl, Andreas Kruck

Hardcover | January 6, 2012

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International organizations such as the UN, EU and IMF play an increasingly important role in international politics. Fully revised and updated, this broad-ranging text provides a systematic theoretical and empirical introduction to the structure, policies and performance of international organizations.

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VOLKER RITTBERGER Emeritus Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Institute of Political Science, University of Tübingen, Germany.BERNHARD ZANGL Professor of Global Governance and Public Policy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany.ANDREAS KRUCK Lecturer in International Relations and Global Go...

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Title:International OrganizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023032164X

ISBN - 13:9780230321649

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: THEORY AND HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Theories of International Organizations
History of International Organizations
PART II: POLICY-MAKING IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
International Organizations as Political Systems
Actors' Demands and Support: The Input Dimension
Decision-Making in International Organizations: The Conversion Process
What International Organizations Produce: The Output Dimension
PART III: ACTIVITIES OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Security
Welfare and Economic Relations
The Environment
Human Rights
Between a World State and International Anarchy: Images of World Order

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Reviews of the previous edition:   'This is an outstanding textbook which places international organizations in a very informative theoretical and historical context and offers a wide-ranging overview of their decision-making, key actors and agendas. It challenges readers to ponder why international organizations are likely to remain the central pillar of global governance.' - Chadwick F. Alger, The Ohio State University, USA'Theoretically informed, empirically substantiated, and persuasively written, International Organization does justice to the complex changes resulting from the increased importance of these institutions since World War II, and especially since the end of the Cold War. This could well become the standard text for courses at all levels.' - Thomas G. Weiss, The CUNY Graduate Centre, USA'A compelling and insightful book. Its balanced mix of theory and empirical case studies will enhance understanding of the ways international organizations are changing the very essence of global governance in the Twenty-first-century while keeping us well grounded in the reality that international organizations are created first and foremost to serve the interests of their members.' - W. Andy Knight, University of Alberta, USA '[A] useful textbook that clearly sets out the history, theory and activities of international organisations (IOs)... There is a thorough coverage of the structures of IOs and an excellent part on their activities.' - Clive Archer, Political Studies Association '... an invaluable, theoretically informed and empirically substantiated contribution to the literature on international organizations.' - Kjell Erling Kjellman, Journal of Peace Research