As the demand and necessity for greater international and transnational cooperation increase, the bureaucratic bodies of international organizations are receiving ever more scholarly attention. However, the relevance of International Public Administrations (IPAs) for global policy-making remains neither empirically nor theoretically well understood, and yet little systematic knowledge is available about the influence international bureaucracies may have on policy-making. What makes international bureaucracies influential? Are the sources of their influence on policy-making comparable to that of national public administrations? Is there a need to reflect on other factors than known from the analysis of national bureaucracies or for re-assessing the impact of traditional factors of influence in multilevel constellations? Is there a systematic link between intra-organizational structures and the behavior of the personnel of international bureaucracies and the policy output of their organizations? What are the effects of international bureaucracies’ role for particular policies or policy constellations? The different contributions in this volume address these questions from different conceptual perspectives and focus on different tools of administrative governance.
This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.
1. Policy-making by international public administrations: concepts, causes and consequences Christoph Knill and Michael W. Bauer
2. International bureaucracies and their influence on policy-making: a review of empirical evidence Steffen Eckhard and Jörn Ege
3. Exploring the hidden influence of international treaty secretariats: using social network analysis to analyse the Twitter debate on the ‘Lima Work Programme on Gender’ Helge Jörgens, Nina Kolleck and Barbara Saerbeck
4. Unravelling multilevel administration. Patterns and dynamics of administrative co-ordination in European governance Arthur Benz, Andreas Corcaci and Jan Wolfgang Doser
5. Bureaucratic autonomy of international organizations’ secretariats Michael W. Bauer and Jörn Ege
6. Pressured budgets and the European Commission: towards a more centralized EU budget administration? Klaus H. Goetz and Ronny Patz
7. Administrative styles in the European Commission and the OSCE Secretariat: striking similarities despite different organizational settings Christoph Knill, Steffen Eckhard and Stephan Grohs
8. The performance of international organizations: a policy output approach Jonas Tallberg, Thomas Sommerer, Theresa Squatrito and Magnus Lundgren
9. Advances to the study of international public administration Jarle Trondal
This series seeks to bring together some of the finest edited works on European Public Policy. Reprinting from Special Issues of the Journal of European Public Policy, the focus is on using a wide range of social sciences approaches, both qualitative and quantitative, to gain a comprehensive and definitive understanding of Public Policy in Europe.