Measuring International Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance: Volume III

ISBN : 9780198724490

Liesbet Hooghe; Svet Derderyan
944 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Aug 2017
Transformations In Governance
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This is the third of five ambitious volumes theorizing the structure of governance above and below the central state. This book is written for those interested in the character, causes, and consequences of governance within the state. This book sets out a measure of authority for seventy-six international organizations (IOs) from 1950, or the time of their establishment, to 2010 which can allow researchers to test expectations about the character, sources, and consequences of international governance. The international organizations considered are regional (e.g. the EU, Andean Community, NAFTA), cross-regional (e.g. Commonwealth of Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation), and global (e.g. the UN, World Bank, WTO). Firstly, the book introduces carefully constructed estimates for the scope and depth of authority exercised by international governments. The estimates are unique in their comparative scope, their specificity, and time span. Secondly, it describes describe broad trends in IO authority by comparing delegation and pooling, over time, across IOs, and across decision areas. Thirdly, it presents the evidence gathered by the authors to estimate international authority by carefully discussing forty-seven international organizations, and showing how their bodies are composed, what decisions each body makes, and how they make decisions. Transformations in Governance is a major new academic book series from Oxford University Press. It is designed to accommodate the impressive growth of research in comparative politics, international relations, public policy, federalism, environmental and urban studies concerned with the dispersion of authority from central states up to supranational institutions, down to subnational governments, and side-ways to public-private networks. It brings together work that significantly advances our understanding of the organization, causes, and consequences of multilevel and complex governance. The series is selective, containing annually a small number of books of exceptionally high quality by leading and emerging scholars. The series targets mainly single-authored or co-authored work, but it is pluralistic in terms of disciplinary specialization, research design, method, and geographical scope. Case studies as well as comparative studies, historical as well as contemporary studies, and studies with a national, regional, or international focus are all central to its aims. Authors use qualitative, quantitative, formal modeling, or mixed methods. A trade mark of the books is that they combine scholarly rigour with readable prose and an attractive production style. The series is edited by Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Walter Mattli of the University of Oxford.


Part I: Measurement
1 From Naive to Sophisticated Measurement
2 How We Apply the Coding Scheme
3 From Scoring to Aggregation - The MIA Dataset
Appendix to Part One
Part II: Profiles of International Organizations
Middle East

About the author: 

Liesbet Hooghe is the W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her publications include Community, Scale, and Regional Governance (with Gary Marks, OUP, 2016), Measuring Regional Authority (with Gary MArks, Arjan H. Schakel, Sara Niedzwiecki, Sandra Chapman Osterkatz, and Sarah Shair-Rosenfield, OUP, 2016), and The Rise of Regional Authority (with Gary Marks, Routledge, 2010).; Gary Marks is Burton Craige Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. His publications include Community, Scale, and Regional Governance (with Gary Marks, OUP, 2016),Measuring Regional Authority (with Gary MArks, Arjan H. Schakel, Sara Niedzwiecki, Sandra Chapman Osterkatz, and Sarah Shair-Rosenfield, OUP, 2016), and European Integration and Political Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2004).; Tobias Lenz is Assistant Professor at the University of Goettingen, Germany, and the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg. His research interests include international organizations, comparative regionalism, diffusion, and International Relations theory. He has published several articles in leading journals and is working on a book manuscript on the EU's influence on the institutional design of regional organizations.; Jeanine Bezuijen currently works as a statistician for the Scottish Government in Edinburgh. She holds a PhD in political science from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2015).; Besir Ceka is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Davidson College. His research and teaching interests lay in the fields of public opinion, political behaviour, post-communist politics, European integration, and international organizations. His work has been published in Comparative Political Studies, European Union Politics, the Journal of European Public Policy and Foreign Affairs. ; Svet Derderyan is a Lecturer in Political Science at Colorado University Boulder. His research interests lie in the field of international organizations, political corruption, democratization, Europeanization, and post-communist studies.

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