International Institutions

by Judith L. Goldstein

Part of the Sage Library of International Relations Series

International Institutions Synopsis

Sovereign nations share the international system with a host of non-state transnational actors. Some of these entities have been created by states themselves, often as a result of the need to jointly solve a common problem, such as the United Nations. Other international entities are created when members of a society organize across traditional national boundaries to deal with a collective concern, such as Amnesty International or Oxfam. To understand and explain contemporary world politics we need to consider these institutions, as key actors influencing issues of war and peace. Although transnational actors are not new on the world stage, the number and type of these international entities expanded dramatically after World War II. This set examines both the rise of these new transnational actors and their effect on international politics and policies. Volume One: Causes - Why Do International Institutions Exist? Volume Two: Consequences - When, Where and Why International Institutions are Effective Volume Three: Types of Institutions - Security and Economic Volume Four: Types of Institutions - Environment, Human Rights, International Courts, Multilateralism, Regionalism

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847878984
Publication date: 8th January 2010
Author: Judith L. Goldstein
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 1648 pages
Categories: International institutions,

About Judith L. Goldstein

Richard Steinberg is Professor of Economics, Philanthropic Studies, and Public Affairs at IUPUI. He coedited The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, 2nd Ed., coauthored Economics for Nonprofit Mangers, and was Co-President of ARNOVA from 1992-1994. His research focuses on determinants of giving and volunteering, the theory of nonprofit organizations, public policy, and nonprofit managerial economics.

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