This Handbook brings together scholars whose essays discuss significant issues with regard to international organization as a process and international organizations as institutions. Although the focus is on intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are discussed where relevant. The handbook is divided into six parts:
- Documentation, Data Sets and Sources
- International Secretariats as Bureaucracies
- Actors within International Bureaucracies
- Processes within International Bureaucracies
- Challenges to International Organizations, and
- Expanding International Architectures.
The state-of-the-art articles are meant to encourage current and future generations of scholars to enjoy working in and further exploiting the field and are also of great interest to practitioners of international organization and global governance
Table of Contents
1. International Organization as a Field of Research since 1910 Bob Reinalda PART I: Documentation, Data Sets and Sources 2. International Organizations: Available Information and Documentation James Church and Michael McCaffrey 3. Data Sets and Quantitative Research in the Study of Intergovernmental Organizations Erik Gartzke and Christina Schneider 4. Data and Analyses of Voting in the United Nations General Assembly Eric Voeten 5. The INGO Research Agenda: A Community Approach to Challenges in Method and Theory Elizabeth A. Bloodgood and Hans Peter Schmitz 6. Globalized Public Opinion Data: International Comparative Surveys and Regional Barometers Marta Lagos and Yun-han Chu 7. What Does Transnational History Tell Us about a World with International Organizations? The Historians’ Point of View Davide Rodogno, Shaloma Gauthier and Francesca Piana 8. International Organizations and the Idea of Equality Andrew Hurrell and Nicholas Lees 9. Between Independence and Accountability: Exploring the Legal Autonomy of International Organizations Richard Collins and Nigel D. White PART II: International Secretariats as Bureaucracies 10. International Bureaucracies from a Public Administration and International Relations Perspective Jörn Ege and Michael W. Bauer 11. Problem Solving by International Bureaucracies: The Influence of International Secretariats on World Politics Frank Biermann and Bernd Siebenhüner 12. International Bureaucracy: Organizational Structure and Behavioural Implications Jarle Trondal 13. International Organizations and their Bureaucratic Oversight Mechanisms: The Democratic Deficit, Accountability and Transparency Alexandru Grigorescu 14. Consultative and Observer Status of NGOs in Intergovernmental Organizations Felicity A. Vabulas Part III: Actors within International Bureaucracies 15. Multilateral Diplomats in the Early Twenty-First Century Yolanda Kemp Spies 16. Secretaries-General of International Organizations: Leadership Capacity and Qualities Kent J. Kille 17. The Special Representatives of the United Nations Secretary-General Manuel Fröhlich 18. Multilateral Diplomats of Central European States before and after 1989 Jacek Czaputowicz 19. The Professionalization of International Non-Governmental Organizations Wolf-Dieter Eberwein and Sabine Saurugger 20. The Values of Staff in International Organizations Simon Anderfuhren-Biget, Ursula Häfliger and Simon Hug PART IV: Processes within International Bureaucracies 21. What Is Happening to the Staff of the European Institutions? A Cross-Disciplinary View Didier Georgakakis 22. Reinvigorating the ‘Second’ United Nations: People Matter Thomas G. Weiss 23. The Role and Power of the Chairs in International Organizations Spyros Blavoukos and Dimitris Bourantonis 24. International Organizations and Crisis Management Eva-Karin Olsson and Bertjan Verbeek 25. Informal Norms: Shaping Behavior in International Negotiations Heidi Hardt 26. From Internationalization to Internalization: Spirals of Contentions Jean-Frédéric Morin and María Martín-de-Almagro 27. Learning in International Organizations Thorsten Benner, Steffen Eckhard and Philipp Rotmann PART V: Challenges to International Organizations 28. Reforming the United Nations Security Council: Proposals, Strategies and Preferences Thomas Dörfler and Madeleine O. Hosli 29. The Need for Rethinking the United Nations: Modernizing through Civil Society John E. Trent 30. The Use, Effectiveness, and Unintended Consequences of Economic Sanctions by Intergovernmental Organizations Dursun Peksen 31. Public-Private Voluntary Initiatives: Enlisting Corporations for the Provision of Public Goods Patrick Bernhagen and Kelly Kollman 32. The Politics of Inter-Regionalism: Relations between International Regional Organizations Anna van der Vleuten and Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann 33. International Organizations in Asia and the Pacific Tomoko Akami and Jiri Okamoto PART VI: Expanding International Architectures 34. International Judicial Institutions in International Relations: Functions, Authority and Legitimacy Armin von Bogdandy and Ingo Venzke35. The Global Human Mobility Architecture Raquel Freitas 36. The Architecture of International Monetary and Financial Governance Dries Lesage 37. The Global Trade Architecture: An Expanding Agenda in Times of Fragmentation Monserrat González Garibay 38. Multilateralism under Transformation: International Organizations and ‘Clubs’ Mélanie Albaret
Bob Reinalda is Senior Researcher at Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He has published about autonomous policy making by, decision making within, and implementation by international organizations (together with Bertjan Verbeek and Jutta Joachim). He wrote the Routledge History of International Organizations (2009) and is co-editor of IO BIO, The Biographical Dictionary of Secretaries-General of International Organizations.
Bob Reinalda has directed an unequalled general survey on international organizations. The multiple inputs of this book open exciting research opportunities and offer food for thought to all the students, researchers and practitioners who consider international organizations as a major phenomenon in contemporary international relations.
Guillaume Devin, Professor of Political Science, Sciences Po Paris, France.
A very international set of authors provide overviews of and insights into many major lines of IO research in essays that will be useful for students and scholars alike. Among the pathbreaking essays are "IOs and the Idea of Equality," "IOs and Crisis Management," and "Learning in IOs."
Margaret P. Karns, Professor Emerita of Political Science, University of Dayton, USA.
Reinalda's Handbook of International Organization gives an excellent overview of the field. Its international authors show how interdisciplinary and vibrant the field has become in recent years. This Handbook will become an indispensable work of reference.
Dennis Dijkzeul, Professor of Conflict and Organization Research, The Institute of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.