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Law, Political science, public administration, Organisation Theory, History

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Author's accepted manuscript of chapter 2 from:

Davies, M.D.V. & Woodward, R. (2014) International Organisations: A Companion, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. (680pp.).


This text provides a pioneering and comprehensive analysis of over one hundred international organizations. After introducing the broad historical and contextual settings, the book covers the full range of international organisations including those that are often overlooked or get minimal inclusion elsewhere. Each organization is analysed in a stand-alone section that consider its origins, basic mandates and evolution, the governance structure and the associated key players, current activities and future challenges. The descriptions also reflect each organization’s broader relationships with other international bodies.


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