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International Organizations
Politics, Law, Practice

2nd Edition

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  • Author: Ian Hurd, Northwestern University, Illinois
  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107040977

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  • This leading undergraduate textbook now covers international relations theory in more depth and includes new material on NATO and the EU, while its case studies have been updated throughout. Unlike other textbooks in the field, it takes readers behind the scenes of the world's most important international organizations (IOs), inviting them to ask: What are the legal obligations that give IOs international power? How do IOs ensure compliance from their members? And how do they enforce their rules? International Organizations explores these questions through in-depth, chapter-length case studies of the world's key international organizations, allowing students to connect essential IO theory with the law, practice and philosophy of the leading IOs, including the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund and the European Union. Concise and engagingly written and with end-of-chapter questions, legal appendices and suggestions for further reading, this is core reading for any course on international institutions.

    • Offers a fresh approach to IOs in which each chapter offers a detailed account of the most important international organizations: what they do, how and why they do it, and the problems they face
    • Explores the world's ten most important IOs in detail, and also covers several regional organizations
    • Topical and extensive case studies show students how each international organization works in practice, and chapters end with a list of discussion questions to guide student discussion, suggestions for further reading and excerpts from key legal documents
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107040977
    • length: 306 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to international organizations
    2. Theory, methods, and international organizations
    3. The World Trade Organization
    4. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
    5. The United Nations I: law and administration
    6. The United Nations II: international peace and security
    7. The International Labor Organization
    8. The International Court of Justice
    9. The International Criminal Court
    10. The European Union and regional organizations
    11. Conclusion.

  • Author

    Ian Hurd, Northwestern University, Illinois
    Ian Hurd is Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. He is a leading scholar of international law and international relations and has won awards for his research and teaching, including the Chadwick Alger Prize for After Anarchy: Legitimacy and Power in the UN Security Council and the Barry Farrell Award at Northwestern University for teaching excellence. He is the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations as well as The UN Security Council and the Politics of International Authority.

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