International Organizations

Author: Ian Hurd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107183308
Release Date: 2017-09-28
Genre: Law

Updated throughout, this is the third edition of Ian Hurd's lively introduction to the law and politics of international organizations.

International Organizations

Author: Ian Hurd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316872901
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: Political Science

Now in its third edition, this leading undergraduate textbook has been revised and updated throughout to take account of recent developments in world politics. Concise and engagingly written, the book is core reading for courses on international organizations, international law and politics, and global governance. Unlike other textbooks in the field, it takes readers behind the scenes of the world's most important international institutions to explore their legal authority and the political controversies that they generate. It presents chapter-length case studies of the world's leading international organizations, with attention to the legal, political, and practical aspects. The new edition adds depth to the discussion of international relations theory and features new case material on Brexit, the Argentine sovereign debt, the Syrian war, the cholera epidemic in Haiti, and more.

International Organizations

Author: Ian Hurd
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139788830
Release Date: 2010-11-25
Genre: Political Science

International organizations are at the heart of many global issues today. This 2010 textbook looks at the leading international organizations and explains how they both shape and are shaped by international politics. The book examines three themes: the legal obligations that give international organizations their powers; the mechanisms that elicit compliance by their member states; and the practices of enforcement in the organizations. Each chapter shows how international organizations work in practice and the interactions between them and their member states. This text provides a comprehensive understanding of what international organizations do, how and why they do it, and the challenges they face.

The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations

Author: Jacob Katz Cogan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191652363
Release Date: 2016-11-10
Genre: Law

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 directly affected 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 between nation-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 the history 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 role of 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.

Challenging Acts of International Organizations Before National Courts

Author: August Reinisch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199595297
Release Date: 2010-09-09
Genre: Law

An increasing number of challenges against the activities and decisions of international organisations are brought before national courts. This book offers an overview of how different courts have dealt with these cases and an analysis of the legal framework which applies to them, identifying common ground across jurisdictions.

International Law for International Relations

Author: Basak Cali
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199558421
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

The breadth of international law and institutions in contemporary global politics means it is no longer possible to make sense of international politics without understanding international law. This is the ideal text for students of international relations who have not previously studied law.

Access to Justice and International Organizations

Author: Pierre Schmitt
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781786432896
Release Date: 2017-08-25

Recent examples such as the cholera outbreak in Haiti demonstrate that individual victims of human rights violations by international organizations are frequently left in the cold. Following an examination of the human rights obligations of international organizations, this book scrutinizes their dispute settlement mechanisms as well as the conflict between their immunities and the right of access to justice before national jurisdictions. It concludes with normative proposals addressed both to international organizations and to national judges confronted with such cases.

State Succession and Membership in International Organizations

Author: Konrad G. Bühler
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9041115536
Release Date: 2001-02-08
Genre: Law

This volume contains a comprehensive survey of practice relating to cases of State succession and membership in international organizations between 1945 and 2000. The practice examined by the author includes most controversial and topical cases.

International Organization and Global Governance

Author: Thomas G. Weiss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134452644
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Political Science

Featuring a diverse and impressive array of authors, this volume is the most comprehensive textbook available for all interested in international organization and global governance. Organized around a concern with how the world is and could be governed, the book offers: in-depth and accessible coverage of the history and theories of international organization and global governance; discussions of the full range of state, intergovernmental, and nonstate actors; and examinations of key issues in all aspects of contemporary global governance. The book’s 50 chapters are arranged into 7 parts and woven together by a comprehensive introduction to the field, separate section introductions designed to guide students and faculty, and helpful pointers to further reading. International Organization and Global Governance is a self-contained resource enabling readers to better comprehend the role of myriad actors in the governance of global life as well as to assemble the many pieces of the contemporary global governance puzzle.

International Organizations and the Fight for Accountability International Organizations and the Fight for Accountability

Author: Carla Ferstman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192536471
Release Date: 2017-07-25
Genre: Law

International organizations have increasingly take on state or quasi state-like functions in which they exercise control over individuals and societies, most pressingly in contexts of conflict and transition.Their engagement in peace operations has progressively widened, with mandates now regularly including the protection of civilian populations and, in several new operations, containing peace enforcement responsibilities with active combat duties. This increases the risk that their conduct may infringe human rights and international humanitarian law. This book explores the ways in which the principles of accountability and reparation apply to international organizations. When considering whether international organizations are obliged to afford reparation and to whom it is owed, as well as what it entails, we are confronted with the challenge of understanding how the law of responsibility intersects with specialized regimes of human rights and international humanitarian law, particularly in its application to individuals. The justification for organizational immunities and other limits on international organizations' responsibilities were conceived to ensure their independence from state influences and their capacity to engage in often difficult circumstances. Many, if not all, of these rationales remain relevant today, yet disciplinary, oversight, and judicial structures that exist in state administrations to promote accountability and forestall abuses have only partially been put into place for international organizations. At the same time, individuals affected by their conduct have had no, or only cursory recourse to domestic, regional and international courts and they have not been able to rely on their states of nationality to pursue claims on their behalf.

International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy

Author: Richard Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136806063
Release Date: 2011-04-20
Genre: Law

This volume explores the idea of intergovernmental organizations as autonomous international actors. Including contributions from leading scholars in the fields of international law, politics and governance, it addresses themes of institutional autonomy in international law and governance from a range of theoretical and subject-specific contexts. The collection looks internally at aspects of the institutional law of international organizations and the workings of specific regimes and institutions, as well as externally at the proliferation of autonomous organizations in the international legal order as a whole.

International Organization

Author: Volker Rittberger
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230364080
Release Date: 2012-01-06
Genre: Political Science

International organizations such as the UN, EU andIMF play an increasingly important role in international politics. Fully revised and updated,this broad-ranging text provides a systematic theoretical and empirical introduction to the structure, policies and performance of international organizations.

International Organizations

Author: Margaret P. Karns
ISBN: 1626371512
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: International agencies

The third edition of the award-winning International Organizations has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account new developments and shifting power relations since 2009, as well as the most current scholarship. As before, the authors provide a comprehensive, in-depth examination of the full range of international organizations. New features of the book include attention to a broader range of theoretical approaches, to the increasing importance of regional organizations, and to emerging forms of governance. And new case studies highlight the governance dilemmas posed by the Libyan and Syrian civil wars, human trafficking, LGBT rights, climate change, and more. Margaret P. Karns is professor emerita of political science at the University of Dayton. Karen A. Mingst is professor of political science at the University of Kentucky and Lockwood Chair Professor in the university¿s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. Kendall W. Stiles is professor of political science at Brigham Young University.

The Law of International Organisations

Author: N. D. White
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719059542
Release Date: 2005
Genre: International agencies

This new edition considers the unifying legal attributes that span vastly differing inter-governmental organisations, from the UN to the EU. A law of international organisations has become established in certain areas, such as legal personality, powers, membership, finance, and decision-making. In other, newer, areas - accountability, responsibility and democracy - politics is still much rawer, and has not yet been fully converted into legal concepts and principles. As with the first edition, there are plenty of examples of organisations given in the text. Individual organisations dealing with issues such as security, health, civil aviation, finance and trade are scrutinised by way of example, to illustrate how different they can be, but also to show how it is possible to debate a set of legal principles that transcend each institution. This new edition of an established text will appeal to students and academics as well as individuals seeking a legal and political insight into international organisations.

To Reform the World

Author: Guy Fiti Sinclair
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198757962
Release Date: 2017-02-23
Genre: Law

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 to them by law. The book contends 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 Nations in the two decades following 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 pressing theoretical questions in present-day international law and international relations.