Summary Book Review Yearbook of International Organizations 2013-2014 (Volume 5) by Union of International Associations:
Download or read book Yearbook of International Organizations 2013-2014 (Volume 5) written by Union of International Associations and published by Brill Academic Pub. This book was released on 2013-12 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume 5 includes: Statistics on geographical regions and subjects where organizations work. Visual representations of statistical data and networks. Historical statistical summaries and analyses
Summary Book Review Yearbook of International Organizations 2013-2014 by Union of International Associations:
Download or read book Yearbook of International Organizations 2013-2014 written by Union of International Associations and published by Brill Academic Pub. This book was released on 2013-06-21 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume 1 (A and B) of the Yearbook of International Organizations covers international organizations throughout the world, comprising their aims, activities and events
Summary Book Review International Organizations by Clive Archer:
Download or read book International Organizations written by Clive Archer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-10-24 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is the role of international organizations in the international political system? The fourth edition of Clive Archer’s widely used textbook continues to provide students with an introduction to international organizations, exploring their rise and development, and accounts for their significance in the modern international political system. International Organizations fourth edition: has been fully updated to take into account the considerable developments in the field since the last edition was published in 2001. continues to offer a unique concise yet comprehensive approach, offering students an accessible and manageable introduction to this core part of international relations. offers an authoritative guide to the literature about international organizations and provides advice on further reading.
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences by John D. McDonald:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences written by John D. McDonald and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2017-03-15 with total page 6106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.
Summary Book Review The Actors of Postnational Rule-Making by Elaine Fahey:
Download or read book The Actors of Postnational Rule-Making written by Elaine Fahey and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-07-16 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite its centrality to academic discussions of power and influence, there is little consensus in legal scholarship over what constitutes an actor in rule-making. This book explores the range of actors involved in rule-making within European Union law and Public International law, and focuses especially on actors that are often overlooked by formative and doctrinal approaches. Drawing together contributions from many scholars in various fields the book examines such issues as the accommodation of new actors in the process of postnational rule-making, the visibility or covertness of actors within the process, and the role of social acceptance and legitimacy in postnational rule-making. In its endeavour to render and examine the work and effect of actors often side-lined in the study of postnational rule-making, this book will be of great use and interest to students and scholars of EU law, international law and socio-legal studies.
Summary Book Review International Organizations in World Politics by Tamar Gutner:
Download or read book International Organizations in World Politics written by Tamar Gutner and published by CQ Press. This book was released on 2016-01-29 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This timely new title examines the importance and impact of major international organizations and their role in global governance. International Organizations in World Politics focuses on the most influential IOs, including the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization. For each organization, author Tamar Gutner describes their birth and evolution, governance structure, activities, and performance. A second chapter on each organization presents a case study that illuminates the constraints and challenges each IO faces. Regional organizations and issues are also examined, including the European Union and the euro crisis, as well as a case study on the African Union’s peace operations.
Summary Book Review Law, Reason and Emotion by Mortimer Sellers (org.):
Download or read book Law, Reason and Emotion written by Mortimer Sellers (org.) and published by Initia Via Editora. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page 887 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume III: Working Groups
Summary Book Review Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law by Sabino Cassese:
Download or read book Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law written by Sabino Cassese and published by Edward Elgar Publishing. This book was released on 2016-02-27 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Handbook explores the main themes and topics of the emerging field of Global Administrative Law with contributions by leading scholars and experts from universities and organizations around the world. The variety of the subjects addressed and the internationality of the Handbook’s perspectives make for a truly global and multi-dimensional view of the field. The book first examines the growth of global administrations, their interactions within global networks, the emergence of a global administrative process, and the development of the rule of law and democratic principles at a global level. It goes on to illustrate the relationship between global law and other legal orders, with particular attention to regional systems and national orders. The final section, devoted to the emergence of a global legal culture, brings the book full circle by identifying the growth of a global epistemic community. The Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law provides a contemporary overview of the nascent field in detailed yet accessible terms, making it a valuable book for university courses. Academics and scholars with an interest in international law, administrative law, public law, and comparative law will find value in this book, as well as legal professionals involved with international and supranational organizations and national civil servants dealing with supranational organizations.
Summary Book Review International Organizations and Global Civil Society by Daniel Laqua:
Download or read book International Organizations and Global Civil Society written by Daniel Laqua and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-03-21 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Union of International Associations (UIA) was founded in 1910, aiming to coordinate the relations and interests of international organizations across the world. Its long history makes it a prism through which to study the field of international organizations and its dynamics. Bringing together experts from fields including history, political science and international relations, architecture, historical sociology, digital humanities and information studies, International Organizations and Global Civil Society is the first scholarly book to cover both the UIA's early years and its more recent past. Key issues explored include the UIA's importance for the field of scientific internationalism, the relations between the UIA and other international organizations, and the changing position of the UIA when facing geopolitical challenges such as totalitarianism, the World Wars and the Cold War. This important book addresses a number of current scholarly concerns: the concept of "global civil society"; the development of international relations as a field of study; the investigation of transnational factors in modern and contemporary history; and the tracing of forerunners to the "information society".
Summary Book Review The Court and the World by Stephen Breyer:
Download or read book The Court and the World written by Stephen Breyer and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2015-09-15 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this original, far-reaching, and timely book, Justice Stephen Breyer examines the work of the Supreme Court of the United States in an increasingly interconnected world, a world in which all sorts of activity, both public and private—from the conduct of national security policy to the conduct of international trade—obliges the Court to understand and consider circumstances beyond America’s borders. It is a world of instant communications, lightning-fast commerce, and shared problems (like public health threats and environmental degradation), and it is one in which the lives of Americans are routinely linked ever more pervasively to those of people in foreign lands. Indeed, at a moment when anyone may engage in direct transactions internationally for services previously bought and sold only locally (lodging, for instance, through online sites), it has become clear that, even in ordinary matters, judicial awareness can no longer stop at the water’s edge. To trace how foreign considerations have come to inform the thinking of the Court, Justice Breyer begins with that area of the law in which they have always figured prominently: national security in its constitutional dimension—how should the Court balance this imperative with others, chiefly the protection of basic liberties, in its review of presidential and congressional actions? He goes on to show that as the world has grown steadily “smaller,” the Court’s horizons have inevitably expanded: it has been obliged to consider a great many more matters that now cross borders. What is the geographical reach of an American statute concerning, say, securities fraud, antitrust violations, or copyright protections? And in deciding such matters, can the Court interpret American laws so that they might work more efficiently with similar laws in other nations? While Americans must necessarily determine their own laws through democratic process, increasingly, the smooth operation of American law—and, by extension, the advancement of American interests and values—depends on its working in harmony with that of other jurisdictions. Justice Breyer describes how the aim of cultivating such harmony, as well as the expansion of the rule of law overall, with its attendant benefits, has drawn American jurists into the relatively new role of “constitutional diplomats,” a little remarked but increasingly important job for them in this fast-changing world. Written with unique authority and perspective, The Court and the World reveals an emergent reality few Americans observe directly but one that affects the life of every one of us. Here is an invaluable understanding for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.
Summary Book Review Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations by Frank Costigliola:
Download or read book Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations written by Frank Costigliola and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-03-09 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents substantially revised and new essays on methodology and approaches in foreign and international relations history.
Summary Book Review Governance by International Public Administrations by Christoph Knill:
Download or read book Governance by International Public Administrations written by Christoph Knill and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-11 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the demand and necessity for greater international and transnational cooperation increase, the bureaucratic bodies of international organizations are receiving ever more scholarly attention. However, the relevance of International Public Administrations (IPAs) for global policy-making remains neither empirically nor theoretically well understood, and yet little systematic knowledge is available about the influence international bureaucracies may have on policy-making. What makes international bureaucracies influential? Are the sources of their influence on policy-making comparable to that of national public administrations? Is there a need to reflect on other factors than known from the analysis of national bureaucracies or for re-assessing the impact of traditional factors of influence in multilevel constellations? Is there a systematic link between intra-organizational structures and the behavior of the personnel of international bureaucracies and the policy output of their organizations? What are the effects of international bureaucracies’ role for particular policies or policy constellations? The different contributions in this volume address these questions from different conceptual perspectives and focus on different tools of administrative governance. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.
Summary Book Review Performance Management in International Organizations by Marco Amici:
Download or read book Performance Management in International Organizations written by Marco Amici and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-04-23 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a multilevel system analysis of performance in the production of global public goods, as well as a tailored analysis of the specific features of performance management systems in international organizations. The book compares performance management systems across a number of international organizations, including the European Union and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Summary Book Review The Globalization of World Politics by John Baylis:
Download or read book The Globalization of World Politics written by John Baylis and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020-01-02 with total page 646 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Globalization of World Politics, the bestselling introduction to international relations, offers the most comprehensive coverage of the key theories and global issues in world politics. The eighth edition engages with contemporary global challenges, featuring a brand new chapter on Refugees and Forced Migration and updated coverage of decolonization to ensure the book continues to cover those topics that will define the key issues in IR into the future. Tailored pedagogical features help readers to evaluate key IR debates and apply theory and concepts to real world events. A fully updated Opposing Opinions feature facilitates critical and reflective debate on contemporary policy challenges, from decolonising universities to debates over migration and the state. Leading scholars in the field introduce readers to the history, theory, structures and key issues in IR, providing students with an ideal introduction and a constant guide throughout their studies. Students and lecturers are further supported by extensive online resources to encourage deeper engagement with content: Student resources: International relations simulations encourage students to develop negotiation and problem solving skills by engaging with topical events and processes IR theory in practice case studies encourage students to apply theories to current and evolving global events Video podcasts from contributors help students to engage with key issues and cases in IR Guidance on how to evaluate the Opposing Opinions feature, supporting students to engage in nuanced debate over key policy challenges Interactive library of links to journal articles, blogs and video content to deepen students' understanding of key topics and explore their research interests Flashcard glossary to reinforce understanding of key terms Multiple choice questions for self-study help students to reinforce their understanding of the key points of each chapter Revision guide to consolidate understanding and revise key terms and themes Instructor Resources: Case studies help to contextualise and deepen theoretical understanding Test bank - fully customisable assessment questions to test and reinforce students' understanding of key concepts Question bank - a bank of short answer and essay questions to promote students' critical reflection on core issues and themes within each chapter Customisable PowerPoint slides help to support effective teaching preparation Figures and tables from the book allow clear presentation of key data and support students' data analysis
Summary Book Review Common European Legal Thinking by Hermann-Josef Blanke:
Download or read book Common European Legal Thinking written by Hermann-Josef Blanke and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-09-24 with total page 612 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Common European Legal Thinking emanates from the existence of a shared European legal culture as especially reflected in the existence of a common European constitutional law. It denotes a body of individual constitutional principles – written and unwritten – that represent the common heritage of the constitutions of the Member States. Taking into account the two major European organisations, the Council of Europe and especially the European Union, the essays of this Festschrift discuss a range of constitutional principles, including the rule of law, democracy, and the exercise of political power in a multilevel system which recognises fundamental rights as directly applicable and supreme law. Other essays examine the value of pluralism, the commitment of private organisations to uphold public values, principles or rules, and the objectives and methods of a transnational science of administrative law. These articles highlight the fact that the Ius Publicum Europaeum Commune is “politically” in the making, which can often be seen in the shape of general legal principles. The publication recognises the role of Albrecht Weber as a forerunner of Common European Legal Thinking.
Summary Book Review Guardians of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest: Environmental Organizations and Development by Luiz C. Barbosa:
Download or read book Guardians of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest: Environmental Organizations and Development written by Luiz C. Barbosa and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-05-08 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Amazon region is the focus of intense conflict between conservationists concerned with deforestation and advocates of agro-industrial development. This book focuses on the contributions of environmental organizations to the preservation of Brazilian Amazonia. It reveals how environmental organizations such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, WWF and others have fought fiercely to stop deforestation in the region. It documents how the history of frontier expansion and environmental struggle in the region is linked to Brazil’s position in an evolving capitalist world-economy. It is shown how Brazil’s effort to become a developed country has led successive Brazilian governments to devise development projects for Amazonia. The author analyses how globalization has led to the expansion of international commodity chains in the region, particularly for mineral ores, soybeans and beef. He shows how environmental organizations have politicized these commodity chains as weapons of conservation, through boycotting certain products, while other pro-development groups within Brazil claim that such organizations threaten Brazil's sovereignty over its own resources.
Summary Book Review Recordkeeping in International Organizations by Jens Boel:
Download or read book Recordkeeping in International Organizations written by Jens Boel and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-12-30 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recordkeeping in International Organizations offers an important treatment of international organizations from a recordkeeping perspective, while also illustrating how recordkeeping can play a vital role in our efforts to improve global social conditions. Demonstrating that organizations have both a responsibility and an incentive to effectively manage their records in order to make informed decisions, remain accountable to stakeholders, and preserve institutional history, the book offers practical insights and critical reflections on the effective management, protection, and archiving of records. Through policy advice, surveys, mind mapping, case studies, and strategic reflections, the book provides guidance in the areas of archives, records, and information management for the future. Among the topics addressed are educational requirements for recordkeeping professionals, communication policies, data protection and privacy, cloud computing, classification and declassification policies, artificial intelligence, risk management, enterprise architecture, and the concepts of extraterritoriality and inviolability of archives. The book also offers perspectives on how digital recordkeeping can support the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the accompanying Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Recordkeeping in International Organizations will be essential reading for records and archives professionals, information technology, legal, security, management, and leadership staff, including chief information officers. The book should also be of interest to students and scholars engaged in the study of records, archives, and information management, information technology, information security, and law.