Routledge Handbook of International Organization
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
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.