The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations

ISBN : 9780199672202

Jacob Katz Cogan; Ian Hurd; Ian Johnstone
1328 ページ
171 x 246 mm
Oxford Handbooks

Virtually every important question of public policy today involves an international organization. From trade to intellectual property to health policy and beyond, governments interact with international organizations in almost everything they do. Increasingly, individual citizens are directly affected by the work of international organizations. Aimed at academics, students, practitioners, and lawyers, this book gives a comprehensive overview of the world of international organizations today. It emphasizes both the practical aspects of their organization and operation, and the conceptual issues that arise at the junctures between nation-states and international authority, and between law and politics. While the focus is on inter-governmental organizations, the book also encompasses non-governmental organizations and public policy networks. With essays by the leading scholars and practitioners, the book first considers the main international organizations and the kinds of problems they address. This includes chapters on the organizations that relate to trade, humanitarian aid, peace operations, and more, as well as chapters on the history of international organizations. The book then looks at the constituent parts and internal functioning of international organizations. This addresses the internal management of the organization, and includes chapters on the distribution of decision-making power within the organizations, the structure of their assemblies, the role of Secretaries-General and other heads, budgets and finance, and other elements of complex bureaucracies at the international level. This book is essential reading for scholars, practitioners, and students alike.


I. Introduction
1. Jon Pevehouse and Inken von Borzyskowski: International Organizations in World Politics
2. Anne Peters: International Organizations and International Law
3. Jeffrey Dunoff: The Law and Politics of International Organizations

II. History
4. Madeleine Herren: International Organizations, 1865-1945
5. B.S. Chimni: International Organizations, 1945-Present

III. Forms of Organization
6. Jan Klabbers: Formal Inter-Governmental Organizations
7. Peter Lindseth: Supranational Organizations
8. Walter Mattli: Private Transnational Governance

IV. Activities of Organizations
9. Lise Morje Howard and Anjali Dayal: Peace Operations
10. James Cockayne: Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime
11. Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu: Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
12. Dinah Shelton: Human Rights
13. David J. Scheffer: Criminal Justice
14. Thomas G. Weiss: Humanitarian Action
15. Gil Loescher: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
16. Joel Trachtman: Trade
17. Manuela Moschella: International Finance
18. Frank Schimmelfennig: Economic Relations and Integration
19. David M. Malone and Rohinton P. Medhora: Development
20. David A. Wirth: Environment
21. Gian Luca Burci and Andrew Cassels: Health
22. Brian Langille: Labour
23. Helge Arsheim: Religion
24. Ian Johnstone and Michael Snyder: Democracy Promotion
25. Milton Mueller: Communications and the Internet

V. The Functions of International Organizations
26. Nigel D. White: Lawmaking
27. Timm Betz and Barbara Koremenos: Monitoring Processes
28. Jeremy Farrall: Sanctions
29. Marc Weller: Use of Force
30. John R. Crook: Dispute Settlement
31. Jean-Marc Coicaud and David Le Blanc: Information Gathering, Analysis, and Dissemination

VI. Relationships of International Organizations with Other Actors
32. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes: Relationships of International Organizations with Other Actors
33. Jan Aart Scholte: Relations with Civil Society
34. George Kell: Relations with the Private Sector

VII. Structure and Operations
35. Margaret P. Karns: General Assemblies and Assemblies of States Parties
36. Bjorn Hoyland: Parliaments
37. Ramses A. Wessel: Executive Boards and Councils
38. Simon Chesterman: Executive Heads
39. Touko Piiparinen: Secretariats
40. Ramesh Thakur: High-Level Panels
41. Chiara Giorgetti: International Adjudicative Bodies
42. Jacob Katz Cogan: Financing and Budgets
43. Stephen C. Nelson and Catherine Weaver: Organizational Culture

VIII. International Institutional Law
44. Niels Blokker: Constituent Instruments
45. Stephen Mathias and Stadler Trengove: Membership and Representation
46. Dan Sarooshi: Legal Capacity and Powers
47. Jan Wouters and Jed Odermatt: Assessing the Legality of Decisions
48. Pierre Klein: Responsibility
49. August Reinisch: Privileges and Immunities
50. Santiago Villalpando: The Law of the International Civil Service
51. Santiago Villalpando: International Administrative Tribunals

IX. Principles of Governance
52. Dominik Zaum: Legitimacy
53. Patrizia Nanz and Klaus Dingwerth: Participation
54. Mathias Koenig-Archibugi: Accountability
55. Jonas Tallberg: Transparency


Jacob Katz Cogan is Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He previously worked in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, including as attorney-adviser to the Department's Bureau of International Organization Affairs. ; Ian Hurd is Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. ; Ian Johnstone is Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He previously worked in the Executive Office of the Secretary General of the United Nations, as well as the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and Office of Legal Affairs.