The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations

Hardcover | November 30, 2016

EditorJacob Katz Cogan, Ian Hurd, Ian Johnstone

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Virtually every important question of public policy today involves an international organization. From trade to intellectual property to health policy and beyond, governments interact with international organizations in almost everything they do. Increasingly, individual citizens are directlyaffected by the work of international organizations.Aimed at academics, students, practitioners, and lawyers, this book gives a comprehensive overview of the world of international organizations today. It emphasizes both the practical aspects of their organization and operation, and the conceptual issues that arise at the junctures betweennation-states and international authority, and between law and politics. While the focus is on inter-governmental organizations, the book also encompasses non-governmental organizations and public policy networks.With essays by the leading scholars and practitioners, the book first considers the main international organizations and the kinds of problems they address. This includes chapters on the organizations that relate to trade, humanitarian aid, peace operations, and more, as well as chapters on thehistory of international organizations. The book then looks at the constituent parts and internal functioning of international organizations. This addresses the internal management of the organization, and includes chapters on the distribution of decision-making power within the organizations, the structure of their assemblies, the roleof Secretaries-General and other heads, budgets and finance, and other elements of complex bureaucracies at the international level. This book is essential reading for scholars, practitioners, and students alike.

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Virtually every important question of public policy today involves an international organization. From trade to intellectual property to health policy and beyond, governments interact with international organizations in almost everything they do. Increasingly, individual citizens are directlyaffected by the work of international organi...

Jacob Katz Cogan is Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He previously worked in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, including as attorney-adviser to the Department's Bureau of International Organization Affairs. Ian Hurd is Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwester...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1328 pagesPublished:November 30, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction1. Jon Pevehouse and Inken von Borzyskowski: International Organizations in World Politics2. Anne Peters: International Organizations and International Law3. Jeffrey Dunoff: The Law and Politics of International OrganizationsII. History4. Madeleine Herren: International Organizations, 1865-19455. B.S. Chimni: International Organizations, 1945-PresentIII. Forms of Organization6. Jan Klabbers: Formal Inter-Governmental Organizations7. Peter Lindseth: Supranational Organizations8. Walter Mattli: Private Transnational GovernanceIV. Activities of Organizations9. Lise Morje Howard and Anjali Dayal: Peace Operations10. James Cockayne: Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime11. Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu: Non-Proliferation and Disarmament12. Dinah Shelton: Human Rights13. David J. Scheffer: Criminal Justice14. Thomas G. Weiss: Humanitarian Action15. Gil Loescher: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons16. Joel Trachtman: Trade17. Manuela Moschella: International Finance18. Frank Schimmelfennig: Economic Relations and Integration19. David M. Malone and Rohinton P. Medhora: Development20. David A. Wirth: Environment21. Gian Luca Burci and Andrew Cassels: Health22. Brian Langille: Labour23. Helge Arsheim: Religion24. Ian Johnstone and Michael Snyder: Democracy Promotion25. Milton Mueller: Communications and the InternetV. The Functions of International Organizations26. Nigel D. White: Lawmaking27. Timm Betz and Barbara Koremenos: Monitoring Processes28. Jeremy Farrall: Sanctions29. Marc Weller: Use of Force30. John R. Crook: Dispute Settlement31. Jean-Marc Coicaud and David Le Blanc: Information Gathering, Analysis, and DisseminationVI. Relationships of International Organizations with Other Actors32. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes: Relationships of International Organizations with Other Actors33. Jan Aart Scholte: Relations with Civil Society34. George Kell: Relations with the Private SectorVII. Structure and Operations35. Margaret P. Karns: General Assemblies and Assemblies of States Parties36. Bjorn Hoyland: Parliaments37. Ramses A. Wessel: Executive Boards and Councils38. Simon Chesterman: Executive Heads39. Touko Piiparinen: Secretariats40. Ramesh Thakur: High-Level Panels41. Chiara Giorgetti: International Adjudicative Bodies42. Jacob Katz Cogan: Financing and Budgets43. Stephen C. Nelson and Catherine Weaver: Organizational CultureVIII. International Institutional Law44. Niels Blokker: Constituent Instruments45. Stephen Mathias and Stadler Trengove: Membership and Representation46. Dan Sarooshi: Legal Capacity and Powers47. Jan Wouters and Jed Odermatt: Assessing the Legality of Decisions48. Pierre Klein: Responsibility49. August Reinisch: Privileges and Immunities50. Santiago Villalpando: The Law of the International Civil Service51. Santiago Villalpando: International Administrative TribunalsIX. Principles of Governance52. Dominik Zaum: Legitimacy53. Patrizia Nanz and Klaus Dingwerth: Participation54. Mathias Koenig-Archibugi: Accountability55. Jonas Tallberg: Transparency