1st Edition

The Democratization of International Institutions
First International Democracy Report



ISBN 9781857437041
Published January 28, 2014 by Routledge
528 Pages

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Book Description

The democratization of international organizations is a theme increasingly debated all over the world. This is the first work on international democracy that systematically assesses the dynamics of democratization affecting most international organizations; consisting of chapters written by experts in the field, it integrates a large number of case studies with incisive and wide-ranging analysis to produce a volume unparalleled in comparative scope.

Parts One and Two provide a general theoretical assessment of the process of democratization of international organizations and discuss a selected range of global international organizations, including the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization. Parts Three and Four introduce further case studies from regional and inter-regional organizations, Part Five analyses the most important autonomous international parliamentary assemblies not included within the framework of international organizations and Part Six evaluates the role of global civil society movements in the process of democratization.

This title is a valuable resource for scholars and research students in a variety of disciplines relating to politics and international relations, in addition to practitioners and civil servants of international organizations.

Table of Contents

Part 1  1. Preface Giovanni Finizio, Lucio Levi and Nicola Vallinoto  2. Introduction Lucio Levi  3. The Legal and Political Status of International Parliamentary Institutions Claudia Kissling  Part 2: Universal Organizations  4. United Nations Giovanni Finizio  5. World Bank Tina M. Zappile  6 International Monetary Fund Jonathan R. Strand  7. World Trade Organization Alexia Herwig  8. International Labour Organization Jill Jensen  9. Inter-Parliamentary Union Claudia Kissling Part 3: Regional Organizations  Europe  10. The Democratization of the European Union: Historical and Theoretical Aspects Mario Telò  Box 1. Benelux  11. European Union: the Process Towards Supranationality Lucia Serena Rossi  Box 2. Central European Iniziative  12. The Democratization of the European Union Dawid Friedrich  Box 3. Nordic Council  Africa  13. African Union (AU) Stephen S. Kingah  14. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Hélene Gandois  15. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Kama Tapè Berengér  16. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) Angela Meyer  17. Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CAEMC) Angela Meyer  18. East African Community (EAC) Korwa G. Adar  19. Southern African Development Community (SADC) Andreas Godsäter  Box 4. Arab Maghreb Union  America  20. South American Common Market (MERCOSUR) Mariana Luna Pont  21. Andean Community (CAN) Dayanna Sanchez Rodriguez  22. Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Nicolas Comini  23. Central American Integration System (SICA) Giannis Papageorgiou  24. Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Tamara Brown-Onnis  25. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Jordan Bankhead  Asia and Oceania  26. Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Herman Joseph S. Kraft  27. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Deepshikha Shahi  28. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jordan Bankhead  29. Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Chris Hamer  Part 4: Interregional Organizations  30. Council of Europe (CoE) Kundai M. Sithole  Box 5. Arctic Council  31. EU/ACP Partnership Andrea Cofelice  Box 6. International Organization of La Francophonie  32. League of Arab States (LAS) Nadine Mourad Sika  Box 7. Council of Baltic Sea States  33. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Marek Madej  Box 8. Organization of Black Sea Economic Co-operation  34. Organization of American States (OAS) Marcos Aurélio Guedes de Oliveira  Box 9. Organization of Islamic Cooperation  35. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Julinda Beqiraj  36. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) Alexander Libman  Part 5  37. Autonomous Interparliamentary Assemblies Edited by Laura Roscio  Amazonian Parliament; Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum; Association of Senates, Shoora and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World; Baltic Assembly; Central European Initiative; Indigenous Parliament of America; Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy; Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Americas; Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean; Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas  Part 6  38. Civil Society Movements and Campaigns for International Democracy Nicola Vallinoto

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