International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy: Institutional Independence in the International Legal Order by Richard CollinsInternational Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy: Institutional Independence in the International Legal Order by Richard Collins

International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy: Institutional Independence in the…

EditorRichard Collins, Nigel D. White

Hardcover | May 24, 2011

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International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomyis an exploratory text looking at the idea of intergovernmental organizations as autonomous international actors. In the context of concerns over the accountability of powerful international actors exercising increasing levels of legal and political authority, in areas as diverse as education, health, financial markets and international security, the book comes at a crucial time. Including contributions from leading scholars in the fields of international law, politics and governance, it addresses themes of institutional autonomy in international law and governance from a range of theoretical and subject-specific contexts. The collection looks internally at aspects of the institutional law of international organizations and the workings of specific regimes and institutions, as well as externally at the proliferation of autonomous organizations in the international legal order as a whole. Although primarily a legal text, the book takes a broad, thematic and inter-disciplinary approach. In this respect,International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomyoffers an excellent resource for both practitioners and students undertaking courses of advanced study in international law, the law of international organizations, global governance, as well as aspects of international relations and organization.

Richard Collins is a lecturer and doctoral candidate in the School of Law at the University of Sheffield, where he teaches in the areas of public law and public international law.Nigel D. White is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham, formerly Professor of International Law at the University of Sheffiel...
Title:International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy: Institutional Independence in the…Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:May 24, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword,Jos'. Alvarez1. International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy: Introduction and Overview,Richard Collins & Nigel D. WhitePart One: Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks2. Modernist-Positivism and the Problem of Institutional Autonomy in International Law,Richard Collins3. Legal Autonomy in Kant's Philosophy of International Law,Patrick Capps  4. The Multifaceted Concept of the Autonomy of International Organizations and International Legal Discourse,Jean d'Aspremont5. Policy Autonomy of Intergovernmental Organizations: A Challenge to International Relations Theory?,Bob Reinalda & Bertjan Verbeek6. The Idea of Autonomy: Accountability, Self-Determinism and what Normative Claims about Institutional Autonomy in Global Governance Should Mean,Garrett W. Brown7. Autonomy, Constitutionalism, and Virtue in International Institutional Law,Jan KlabbersPart Two: Themes of Autonomy in Public International Law and International Institutional Law. (a) Themes of Institutional Autonomy in International Law8. The Emergence of International Agencies in the Global Administrative Space: Autonomous Actors or State Servants?,Ramses A. Wessel & Edoardo Chiti9. International Adjudication and Autonomy,John Merrills10. Sanctions and Countermeasures by International Organizations: Diverging Lessons for the Idea of Autonomy,Frederic Dopagne.(b) Themes of Autonomy in International Institutional Law11. The Relationship between International Legal Personality and Institutional Autonomy,Tarcisio Gazzini12. Powers of Organizations and the Many Faces of Autonomy,Viljam Engstr'm13. Managerial Accountability: What Impact on International Organizations' Autonomy?,Jan Wouters, Nicholas Hachez & Pierre Schmidt14. Autonomy, Attribution and Accountability: Reflections on the Behrami Case,Aurel Sari15. Immunity as a Guarantee for Institutional Autonomy: A Functional Perspective on the Necessity of UN Immunity in Post-conflict Administrations,Eric De BrabanderePart Three: Autonomy within Particular Institutional Contexts16. Layers of Autonomy in the UN System,Nigel D. White17. Regional Organizations and the UN Legal Order: Interdependence of Independence?,Richard Burchill18. Conceptualizing the Autonomy of the European Union,Nicholas Tsagourias19. Institutional Balances, Competences and Restraints: the EU as an Autonomous Foreign Policy Actor,Paul James Cardwell20. Autonomy in International Environmental Law and Governance - A Case Study of the Actual (Somewhere Between the Fable and the Threat),Duncan French21. Future Imperfect: Institutional Autonomy and the WTO,Mary E. Footer