To Reform the World: International Organizations and the Making of Modern States by Guy Fiti SinclairTo Reform the World: International Organizations and the Making of Modern States by Guy Fiti Sinclair

To Reform the World: International Organizations and the Making of Modern States

byGuy Fiti Sinclair

Hardcover | March 25, 2017

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The book explores how international organizations (IOs) have expanded their powers over time without formally amending their founding treaties. IOs intervene in military, financial, economic, political, social, and cultural affairs, and increasingly take on roles not explicitly assigned tothem by law. The proposed book will contend that this "mission creep" has allowed IOs to intervene internationally, most often in the Global South, in a way that has allowed them to recast institutions within and interactions among states, societies, and peoples on a broadly Western, liberal model.Adopting a historical and interdisciplinary, socio-legal approach, it supports this claim through detailed investigations of historical episodes involving three very different organizations: the International Labour Organization in the interwar period; the United Nation's in the two decadesfollowing the Second World War; and the World Bank from the 1950s through to the 1990s. The book draws on a wide range of original institutional and archival materials, bringing to light little-known aspects of each organization's activities, identifying continuities in the ideas and practices of international governance across the twentieth century, and speaking to a range of pressingtheoretical questions in present-day international law and international relations.
Dr Guy Fiti Sinclair is a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington Law School. His principal area of scholarship and teaching is public international law, with a focus on international organizations law, the history and theory of international law, and law and global governance. He holds first degrees in law and history fro...
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Title:To Reform the World: International Organizations and the Making of Modern StatesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:March 25, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198757964

ISBN - 13:9780198757962

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: The International Labour Organization, technical assistance, and the welfare state 1919-19451. From standard-setting to technical assistance2. Into developmentPart II: The United Nations, peacekeeping, and the postcolonial state 1945-19643. From collective security to peacekeeping4. Into international executive rulePart III: The World Bank, governance, and the managerial state 1944-20005. From reconstruction to development6. Into governanceConclusion