Autonomous Policy Making By International Organisations

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This volume assesses the importance of international organisations in global governance during the last ten years. The prestigious team of international contributors seek to determine the ways in which IO's contribute to the solution of global problems by influencing international decision-making in ways that go beyond the lowest common denominator of national interests.

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Notes on contributors
1 Autonomous policy making by international organizations: purpose, outline and results 1
Pt. I Theoretical perspectives 9
2 International organizations: the ugly duckling of international relations theory? 11
3 The decision-making approach to international organizations: Cox and Jacobson's anatomic lesson revisited 27
4 Organization theory and the autonomy of the International Labour Organization: two classic studies still going strong 42
5 Two-level interaction as source of influence: the European Union and equal treatment policies 62
6 A rational choice analysis of international organizations: how UNEP helped to bring about the Mediterranean Action Plan 79
Pt. II Security and human rights 91
7 Non-proliferation: reinforcing the IAEA nuclear safeguards regime in the 1990s 93
8 The margin beyond intergovernmentalism: the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe 108
9 The role of NATO's bureaucracy in shaping and widening the North Atlantic Treaty Organization 120
10 An early window of opportunity: the intervention by the Council of Europe in the Saar problem, 1952-1954 134
11 The effectiveness of the Council of Europe's human rights regime 141
Pt. III Economics 161
12 Filling the transitional void: the crucial role of International Financial Institutions in assisting Eastern European reforms 163
13 The increased influence of EU monetary institutions in determining national policies: a transnational monetary elite at work 178
14 International economic organizations: more policy making, less autonomy 195
Pt. IV Conclusion 211
15 Why do international organizations never die? 213
Index and abbreviations 221
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