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GOV_298_2(S10) - What is the role of international...

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What is the role of international organizations and do they really matter? Abbot, Kenneth and Duncan Snidal. 1998. Why States Act through Formal Organizations. Journal of Conflict Resolution 42:3-32.
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Do IOs matter?
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Plan 1. Some descriptive facts about IOs 1. Other perspectives Realism, Constructivism, (Principal-Agent/Bureaucratic) 1. Motives (e.g., laundering dirty politics)
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Dramatic action United Nations Security Council (UNSC): International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors in North Korea United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in the Middle East North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Bosnia The Uruguay Round the World Trade Organization (WTO) & the dispute settlement mechanism
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Ongoing action: Global health policy (the WHO) Development (the World Bank) Monetary policy (the International Monetary Fund) EXTERNALITIES? (Implicit action?) Participation reduces the chances of war among members Participation increases the chances of democracy
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Various sizes: From: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) - $2 million budget (pays for their annual meeting?) To: European Union (EU) verging on a sovereign state (GDP of 15-19 trillion $) World Bank >10,000 employees from 160 countries (2/3 in Washington) IMF Aug. 2008: $341 billion moving to nearly $1 trillion post- GFC
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Specialized agencies (look up on your own): ILO http://www.ilo.org/global/What_we_do/lang--en/index.htm ICAO http://www.icao.int/icao/en/howworks.htm FAO http://www.fao.org/about/about-fao/en/ Others: UNEP http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=43 EBRD • http://www.ebrd.com/about/index.htm
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The main take-away point? Abbot, Kenneth and Duncan Snidal. 1998. Why States Act through Formal Organizations. Journal of Conflict Resolution 42:3-32. http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=Why+States+Act+through+Formal+Organizations&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=ws
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IOs allow for: CENTRALIZATION An organizational structure & administrative apparatus managing collective activities
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