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International Organizations A Comparative Approach to the Management of Cooperation

ISBN-10: 0275965503

ISBN-13: 9780275965501

Edition: 4th 2001

Authors: Robert S. Jordan, Clive P. Archer, Gregory P. Granger, Kerry Ordes

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This new edition of a classic text, comprehensively revised throughout, appraises the emerging challenges to the centrality of the nation-state international system, such as humanitarianism, environmentalism, new international legal standards, and concepts such as "civil society" and "globalism." As inter-governmental and international non-governmental activities are increasingly being blended, for example in the area of peace-keeping, this poses a challenge to the sanctity of the territorial state as the primary political unit. Similarly, technological and social changes such as the emergence of the Internet, encourages "borderless" activities (both legal and illegal) by non-state actors. This book provides the basis for students to consider a thorough rethinking of our international system and its prospects for the future in the face of these fundamental and unprecedented developments. While the book as a whole is built around the unifying theme of "the management of cooperation," illustrative cases enhance the individual chapters and provide the basis for comparative analysis and discussion. These take the reader through the tangled webs of international cooperation in such areas as the European Union, NATO, humanitarian intervention, arms control, transnational criminal organizations, and global environmental issues. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter add to the usefulness of this text for students.
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 6/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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Preface
Acronyms and Abbreviations
The Analysis of International Organizations: An Overview
The Evolution of the Territorial State and the Advent of IOs
Approaches to the Study of International Organization
The Focus of This Text: Insights into the Management of Cooperation
Notes
The Past and the Present
International Organizations as Historical Phenomena
Patterns of Growth of IOs
Classification of IGOs
The Nuclear Suppliers Group: An Incipient Regime, a Common Good, or Both?
Classification of INGOs
Competence as a Classification Scheme
Evaluating the Management of Cooperation: Task Performance
Summary and Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
The Predisposition toward International Organization
The Influences on Membership
Arms Control Regimes
Benefit/Cost Influences on the Scope and Structures of IOs
The Evolving Scope and Structure of NATO
Summary and Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
International Organization and Administration
Organizational Ideology
Management Efficiency and Leadership Effectiveness
Organizational Structure of Institutions
Institutional Governance: IGOs and INGOs
Principles and Practices of International Public Administration
Management of Cooperation: Policymaking and Implementation
Summary and Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
Universal International Organizations as Practical Necessities
Universal IGOs: The U.N. Family
The World Bank Group and Regional Development Banks
Universal INGOs
NGOs and Political Reform in Indonesia
Summary and Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
The Devolution of the Territorial State
Managing the Interdependency of IOs
Subnational, Transnational, and Transborder Entities
NATO, the EU, and the ESDP
International Money Laundering
International Humanitarian Intervention
Summary and Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
The Present and the Future
International Organizations and the Changing Face of War
Civil Disorder and Multinational Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, and Peace Enforcement
The Security Council: New Modes of Operation
IGOs Plus INGOs: New Modes of Cooperation
Private "Consultants" and Civil Disorders
The Criminalization of War
Summary and Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
International Organizational Interactions
Regionalism, Subregionalism, and Borderless Interactions
International Drug Trafficking
Regional Integration Theories
Integrational Consequences of a European Currency
Summary and Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
Decision Making: Muddling Through in Search of Global Governance
Scope, Level, and Complexity of Decisions
A Taxonomy of Decisions
The Rio and Kyoto Environmental Conferences and the International Year of the Ocean
Voting Systems
Variations in the Equality of Voting Power
Program Implementation
Summary and Conclusions
Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
International Organizations and the Management of Cooperation
The Evolving Concept and Centrality of the Territorial State
Collective Goods and the Comparative Advantage of International Organization
Global Treaty-Making and the Problem of Implementing Global Values
International Governmental Organizations as Global Entities
International Nongovernmental Organizations as Global Entities
Is the World Ready for Civil Society?
Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Readings and Web Sites
Appendixes
Official Classification and Headquarters Locations of the U.N. System
Excerpts from the U.N. Charter
IO Growth Patterns
Index