Substantially revised and updated, this text provides a theoretical and empirical introduction to international organizations such as the UN, the World Trade Organization and the EU
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'Broad-ranging and comprehensive this is a great introduction for newcomers both to why IOs are important and to the key questions which preoccupy scholars in the field.' - Duncan Snidal, University of Oxford, UK
Praise for the first edition
'[A]n outstanding textbook which places international organizations in a very informative theoretical and historical context and offers a wide-ranging overview of their decision-making, key actors and agendas.' - Chadwick F. Alger, The Ohio State University, USA
'Theoretically informed, empirically substantiated, and persuasively written, International Organization does justice to the complex changes resulting from the increased importance of these institutions since World War II, and especially since the end of the Cold War.' - Thomas G. Weiss, The CUNY Graduate Centre, USA
'A compelling and insightful book. Its balanced mix of theory and empirical case studies will enhance understanding of the ways international organizations are changing the very essence of global governance in the Twenty-first century...' - W. Andy Knight, University of Alberta, USA
'[A] useful textbook that clearly sets out the history, theory and activities of international organisations (IOs)... There is a thorough coverage of the structures of IOs and an excellent part on their activities.' - Clive Archer, Political Studies
'[A]n invaluable, theoretically informed and empirically substantiated contribution to the literature on international organizations.' - Kjell Erling Kjellman, Journal of Peace Research
International organizations such as the UN, EU and IMF 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.
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Buchbeschreibung Macmillan Education Jan 2012, 2012. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 235x159x22 mm. Neuware - Prof. Dr. Volker Rittberger ( ) lehrte Politikwissenschaft an der Universität Tübingen. 330 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780230291881