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International organization

International organization

Rittberger, Volker, 1941-2011, author; Groom, Antoinette, translator; Zangl, Bernhard, 1967- author; Dijkstra, Hylke, 1983- author; Kruck, Andreas, 1981- author

The third edition of this popular core textbook provides wide-ranging coverage of the structure, internal working, policies and performance of international organizations such as the UN, EU, IMF and World Bank. Such organizations have never been so important in addressing the challenges that face our increasingly globalised world. This book introduces students to theories with which to approach international organizations, their history, and their ability to respond to contemporary issues in world politics from nuclear disarmament, climate change and human rights protection, to trade, monetary and financial relations, and international development. Underpinning the text is the authors' unique model that views international organizations as actual organizations. Reacting to world events, political actors provide the 'inputs' which are converted by the political systems of these organizations (through various decision-making procedures) into 'outputs' that achieve varying levels of real-world impact and effectiveness. This is the perfect text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Politics and International Relations taking courses on International Organization and Global Governance, as well as essential reading for those studying the UN, the EU and Globalization

Book. English.
Third edition
All formats and editions (2)
Published London: Red Globe Press; Macmillan International Higher Education, 2019

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Details

Edition statement: Volker Rittberger, Bernhard Zangl, Andreas Kruck and Hylke Dijkstra.
ISBN: 1137610042, 9781137610041
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-268) and index.
Note: Previous edition: 2012.
Note: Translated from the German.
Physical Description: xiv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subject: Internationale Organisation; International relations.; International organization.; Security, International.; Human rights.; World politics.
Uniform Title: Internationale Organisationen. English

Contents

  1. 1. Introduction.
  2. PART I THEORY AND HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.
  3. 2. Theories of International Organizations.- 3. History of International Organizations.
  4. PART II POLICY-MAKING IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.
  5. 4. International Organizations as Political Systems.- 5. Input
  6. Actors' Demands and Support.- 6. Conversion
  7. Decision-making in International Organizations.- 7. Output
  8. What International Organizations Produce.
  9. PART III ACTIVITIES OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.
  10. 8. Peace and Security.- 9. Trade and Development.- 10. Finance and Monetary Relations.- 11. The Environment.- 12. Human Rights.
  11. PART IV CONCLUSION.
  12. 13. Between a World State and International Anarchy
  13. Images of World Order