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International Organizations: A Comparative Approach to the Management of Cooperation^L Fourth Edition / Edition 4
     

International Organizations: A Comparative Approach to the Management of Cooperation^L Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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

ISBN-10: 0275965503

ISBN-13: 9780275965501

Pub. Date: 06/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275965501
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2001
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition

Introduction: The Analysis of International Organizations: An Overview

The Past and the Present

International Organizations as Historical Phenomena

The Predisposition Towards International Organization

International Organization and Administration

Universal International Organizations as Practical Necessities

The Devolution of the Territorial State

The Present and the Future

International Organizations and the Changing Face of War

International Organizational Interactions

Decision-Making: Muddling Through in Search of Global Governance

International Organizations and the Management of Cooperation

Appendix: Official Classification of the UN System

Appendix: Excerpts from the UN Charter

Appendix: IOs by Type (1995-1996); and IOs by Year and Type (1909-1992)

Bibliographical References

Index

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