4th Edition

International Organizations

ISBN 9780415614764
Published October 23, 2014 by Routledge
200 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

USD $64.95

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Book Description

What is the role of international organizations in the international political system?

The fourth edition of Clive Archer’s widely used textbook continues to provide students with an introduction to international organizations, exploring their rise and development, and accounts for their significance in the modern international political system.

International Organizations fourth edition:

  • has been fully updated to take into account the considerable developments in the field since the last edition was published in 2001.
  • continues to offer a unique concise yet comprehensive approach, offering students an accessible and manageable introduction to this core part of international relations.
  • offers an authoritative guide to the literature about international organizations and provides advice on further reading.

Table of Contents

1. Definitions and history, 2. Classification of international organizations, 3. Writings on international organizations, 4. Role and function of international organizations, 5.  International organizations: the future

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Clive Archer was, until 2009, Research Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and is now a freelance researcher and writer.


'All in all, it amounts to a very neat package ... an excellent summary of the state of the art in the "mini-sub-field" within international relations which is the study of international organizations.' - The Round Table (2002) 367