International Institutions: An International Organization Reader

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This collection presents a wide range of theoretical approaches to international institutions. The volume is organized in four parts, each introduced by the editors. Part I covers current theories. Part II offers empirical studies on international organizations, international environmental problems, the European Court of Justice, and international trade. Part III covers the compliance debate,and Part IV contains theoretical and empirical critiques of the literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262632232
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 3/19/2001
  • Series: International Organization Readers
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 442
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa L. Martin is Professor of Government at Harvard University.

Beth A. Simmons is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1
I Theories 5
Political Leadership and Regime Formation: On the Development of Institutions in International Society 9
Interests, Power, and Multilateralism 37
International Organizations as Teachers of Norms: The United Nations' Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and Science Policy 65
II Empirical Studies 99
Regime Design Matters: International Oil Pollution and Treaty Compliance 103
Inertia and Change in the Constellation of International Governmental Organizations, 1981-1992 137
Who Are the "Masters of the Treaty"? European Governments and the European Court of Justice 173
The Politics of Dispute Settlement Design: Explaining Legalism in Regional Trade Pacts 201
III The Compliance Debate 245
On Compliance 247
Is the Good News About Compliance Good News About Cooperation? 279
The Legalization of International Monetary Affairs 307
IV Critiques 337
International Organization: A State of the Art on an Art of the State 341
The Limits of International Organization: Systematic Failure in the Management of International Relations 365
The Politics, Power, and Pathologies of International Organizations 403
Theories and Empirical Studies of International Institutions 437
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