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International Organizations
Politics, Law, Practice

3rd Edition

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  • Author: Ian Hurd, Northwestern University, Illinois
  • Date Published: September 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316634455
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  • Now in its third edition, this leading undergraduate textbook has been revised and updated throughout to take account of recent developments in world politics. Concise and engagingly written, the book is core reading for courses on international organizations, international law and politics, and global governance. Unlike other textbooks in the field, it takes readers behind the scenes of the world's most important international institutions to explore their legal authority and the political controversies that they generate. It presents chapter-length case studies of the world's leading international organizations, with attention to the legal, political, and practical aspects. The new edition adds depth to the discussion of international relations theory and features new case material on Brexit, the Argentine sovereign debt, the Syrian war, the cholera epidemic in Haiti, and more.

    • Revised and updated throughout to take account of recent developments in world politics to see the changing law and politics of international organizations
    • Includes new material on subjects such as Brexit, the Argentine sovereign debt, the Syrian war and the cholera epidemic in Haiti
    • Up-to-date, 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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    12th Dec 2017 by Sopheak007

    It’s very nice book for international Relation. It’s upgraded from 2edition, and added more interest situation.

    17th Apr 2019 by JanetAdamski

    Hurd's books have been a refreshing new take on IOs. Appreciate his systematic approach in consideration of the various roles that IOs may play as it gives students a means of comparison across varied domains.

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316634455
    • length: 310 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 175 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • 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 and Director of the International Studies program at Northwestern University, Illinois. He is an award-winning teacher and researcher on international law, politics and international relations. He has written several books on the UN Security Council and is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations (with Jacob Katz Cogan, 2016).

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