International Organization Theories and Institutions

ISBN-10: 1137302402

ISBN-13: 9781137302403

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: J. Samuel Barkin

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Primarily focused on the theoretical aspects of international organization, this book provides an in-depth examination of competing theories through thematic chapters, asking, Do international organizations matter? What are their effects on international relations? Where do they fit into the international relations literature? How should we study them? This book addresses these questions by looking at four distinctions to be found in the theoretical literature on international organizations. The distinctions are those between sovereignty and globalization, between power and interdependence, between efficiency and ideas, and between regimes and institutions. These theories are then applied to specific international organizations, including the United Nations and other organizations that deal with issues including international and human security, human rights and humanitarian aid, the international political economy and development, and the global environment. Intended to fill the gap between introductory textbooks and primary sources of theory, this newly revised and updated edition of International Organization is useful for upper-level international relations courses with a significant emphasis on theory.
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List price: $42.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 3/13/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 213
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

J. Samuel Barkin is Associate Professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance in the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is the author of Realist Constructivism: Rethinking International Relations Theory and other books.

List of Acronyms
Introduction: The State and International Organizations
Sovereignty and Globalization
Power and Interdependence
Regimes and Institutions
Efficiency and Ideas
The United Nations and Its System
From International to Human Security
The Institutions of Collective Security
Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid
Economic Institutions and Trade
International Finance
The Environment
The Technical Details
The Fuzzy Borders of Intergovernmentalism
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