This book examines the rise and agency of International Organizations (IOs) and their bureaucratic bodies— the International Public Administrations (IPAs)— as a reflection of an ongoing transfer of political authority and power from the domestic to the international level.
It shows that IPAs represent actors per se, with autonomy and resources that allow them to exert an independent influence on global policy-making processes and outputs. Providing a combination of novel conceptual lenses and research design to capture IPAs as an empirical phenomenon, the book takes an open, theoretically and methodologically diverse approach to show that IPAs are far from being negligible actors in global public policy and must be taken seriously as actors in policy-making beyond the nation-state.
This book will be of key interest to students, scholars, and practitioners in Public Policy and Public Administration, International Relations, International Political Economy, as well as Organizational Studies.
1. Introduction: International Public Administrations in Global Public Policy
Christoph Knill and Yves Steinebach
Part 1: Dimensions and Sources of IPA Authority
2. No Actorness without Autonomy: Researching IPAs’ Role in Transnational Policy-Making
Michael W. Bauer and Jörn Ege
3. Conditions of Influence: Policy Effects of IPA Autonomy in Comparative Perspective
Michael W. Bauer, Jörn Ege, and Nora Wagner
4. Reputation and Influence: A Comparative Assessment of Stakeholder Attitudes Toward IPAs
Andrea Liese and Mirko Heinzel
5. Towards Digital Authority of International Public Administrations in Global Climate and Disability Policymaking
Alexandra Goritz, Helge Jörgens, Nina Kolleck, and Johannes Schuster
Part 2: IPAs as Organizations
6. How Administrative Styles Matter: International Public Administrations as Agents in Global Public Policy
Christoph Knill, Yves Steinebach, and Louisa Bayerlein
7. Bureaucratic Agency and Policy Performance in International Organizations
Yves Steinebach, Christoph Knill, Constantin Kaplaner, and Louisa Bayerlein
8. How Administrative Styles Impact on Organizational Change and Reforms of International Public Administrations
Stephan Grohs and Daniel Rasch
Part 3: Resource Politics
9. Money and Time: Budgeting and Resourcing in International Public Administrations
Klaus H. Goetz, Ronny Patz, and Svanhildur Thorvaldsdottir
10. The Politics of Evaluation in International Organizations
Steffen Eckhard and Vytautas Jankauskas
Part 4: Nodality; IPAs as Interface Actors
11. Behind the Scenes: How International Treaty Secretariats Use Social Networks to Exert Influence in the Global Climate Policy Regime
Nina Kolleck, Helge Jörgens, Mareike Well, Barbara Saerbeck, Alexandra Goritz, and Johannes Schuster
12. Only Words? Coordination and Power in Multilevel Administration beyond the State
13. How and How Much Do International Public Administrations Matter?: Patterns and Sources of Their Influence in Global Public Policy
Christoph Knill and Yves Steinebach
"With their quest for new theoretical approaches to understand and explain the role and influence of IO bureaucracies in global policy beyond merely descriptive accounts, Christoph Knill, Yves Steinebach, and their colleagues take the study of International Public Administrations to the next level."
Fritz Sager, University of Bern, Switzerland
"This seminal new book is a landmark in our scholarly understanding of international bureaucracies. The authors provide the most comprehensive analysis to-date of how and why international public administrations matter and how they make a difference in their own right. The book will be useful for those professors and students across the social sciences who are interested in the interconnections of globalization and public administration."
Diane Stone, European University Institute, Italy