International Organizations: A Comparative Approach to the Management of Cooperation

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This new edition of a classic text, comprehensively revised throughout, appraises the emerging challenges to the centrality of the nation-state international system, such as humanitarianism, environmentalism, new international legal standards, and concepts such as civil society and globalism. As inter-governmental and international non-governmental activities are increasingly being blended, for example in the area of peace-keeping, this poses a challenge to the sanctity of the territorial state as the primary political unit. Similarly, technological and social changes such as the emergence of the Internet, encourages borderless activities (both legal and illegal) by non-state actors. This book provides the basis for students to consider a thorough rethinking of our international system and its prospects for the future in the face of these fundamental and unprecedented developments.

While the book as a whole is built around the unifying theme of the management of cooperation, illustrative cases enhance the individual chapters and provide the basis for comparative analysis and discussion. These take the reader through the tangled webs of international cooperation in such areas as the European Union, NATO, humanitarian intervention, arms control, transnational criminal organizations, and global environmental issues. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter add to the usefulness of this text for students.

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ROBERT S. JORDAN is Research Professor of Political Science at the University of New Orleans and past Vice President of the International Studies Association. He is the author or editor of over twenty scholarly books.

CLIVE ARCHER is Professor of Political Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the author of several books on International Organization and the European Union, and is Chair of the University for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) He is an active member of the British International Studies Association and the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

GREGORY GRANGER is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He held the 1999-2000 Clyde Bostick Professorship of Social Sciences and is currently Vice President of the Louisiana Political Science Association.

KERRY ORDES is Temporary Visiting Instructor of Political Science at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

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