Mechanisms of OECD Governance: International Incentives for National Policy Making

Hardcover | October 2, 2010

EditorKerstin Martens, Anja P. Jakobi

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This volume is devoted to the analysis of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its role in international and national policy making. On its 50th anniversary, the OECD enjoys widely acknowledged international standing. Despite this, it has so far remained ararely researched and analyzed organization. This book is thus a pioneering work: it fills a long-overdue gap in presenting a theoretically guided and empirically rich analysis of the OECD as a political actor. It explores its role in political processes through various case studies in a variety ofpolicy fields. By conceptualizing the contributions to this volume around the concept of mechanisms of governance, it explores how and to what extent the OECD provides international incentives for national policy making. The volume collects a set of ten contributions on the OECD and its activitiesin core fields of its commitment as an 'economic organization', such as economic and labor market policy, tax issues, finance or financial crime, but also in complementary fields in which the organization is active today despite its original economic focus, such as education, biotechnology, health,family issues, and migration. The case studies presented in this volume are an interdisciplinary collection from different academic perspectives, including political science, international relations, law, and organization studies. The book provides a current and wide-ranging analysis of thisorganization including its constraints and opportunities in policy making.

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This volume is devoted to the analysis of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its role in international and national policy making. On its 50th anniversary, the OECD enjoys widely acknowledged international standing. Despite this, it has so far remained ararely researched and analyzed organization. Thi...

Kerstin Martens is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Bremen, Germany. Her research interests include international organizations, soft governance, and education policy. Anja P. Jakobi is a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF/HSFK). Her main research interests are world...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:301 pagesPublished:October 2, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables and FiguresList of AbbreviationsNotes on ContributorsAcknowledgements by the EditorsAngel Gurria: Preface by the OECD Secretary-General1. Kerstin Martens and Anja P. Jakobi: Introduction: The OECD as an Actor in International Politics2. Morten Ougaard: The OECD's Global Role: Agenda Setting and Policy DiffusionPart I: Core Areas of OECD Activity3. Richard Woodward: The OECD and Economic Governance: Invisibility and Impotence?4. Robert T. Kudrle: Tax Policy in the OECD: Soft Governance Gets Harder5. Tony Porter: The OECD and Global Finance: The Governance of New Issues: New Actors and New Financial Frontiers6. Kerstin Jacobsson and Niklas Noaksson: From Deregulation to Flexicurity? The Makeover of the OECD Jobs Strategy7. Anja P. Jakobi: The OECD and Crime: The Fight Against Corruption and Money LaunderingPart II: Complementary Areas of OECD Activities8. Anja P. Jakobi and Kerstin Martens: Expanding and Intensifying Governance:The OECD in Education Policy9. Alexandra Kaasch: A New Global Health Actor? The OECD's Careful Guidance of National Health Care Systems10. Rianne Mahon: Learning, Forgetting, Rediscovering: Producing the OECD's 'New' Family Policy11. Monique Centrone: The OECD as Ideas Diffuser: The Growth of the Global Biotechnology Industry12. Janna Teltemann: The Activities of the OECD in International Migration: How to become a Relevant Actor in an Emerging Policy Field13. Anja P. Jakobi and Kerstin Martens: Conclusion: Findings, Implications and Outlook of OECD Governance 490Index