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International organization : polity, politics and policies

Author: Volker Rittberger; Bernhard Zangl
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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International organizations such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the European Union and the World Bank play an increasing role in international politics. This broad-ranging and up-to-date textbook provides a theoretical and empirical introduction to the politics and policies of such organizations.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Volker Rittberger; Bernhard Zangl
ISBN: 0333721292 0333721284 9780333721292 9780333721285
OCLC Number: 65538644
Language Note: Translated from German.
Description: xvii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Theory and history of international organizations --
Introduction --
Theories of international organizations --
History of international organizations --
pt. II. Policy-making in international organizations --
International organizations as political systems --
Actors' demands and support : the input dimension --
Decision-making in international organizations : the conversion process --
What international organizations produce : the output dimension --
pt. III. Activities of international organizations --
Security --
Welfare and economic relations --
The environment --
Human rights --
Between a world state and international anarchy : global governance.
Other Titles: Internationale Organisationen.
Responsibility: Volker Rittberger and Bernard [i.e. Bernhard] Zangl, with Matthias Staisch ; translated by Antoinette Groom ; translation consultant, John Groom.
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