Advanced Introduction to the Law of International Organizations

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.

This highly readable introduction gives a nuanced overview of the legal mechanisms behind the operation of international organizations such as the UN, the EU and the World Bank. It offers perceptive insights by placing the law of international organizations in a political context and presents a systematic discussion of a variety of relevant legal notions, ranging from the powers of international organizations to mechanisms of accountability. Written by a leading authority on the topic, it provides a concise and accessible examination of this developing facet of international law.

Key features include:
• Well-written and clearly organized arguments
• Up-to-date with the latest developments
• A focus on the bigger picture, rather than any one detail
• Discusses law in a global context.

Contents: 1. The Concept of International Organization 2. The Legal Existence of International Organizations 3. International Organizations and Their Members 4. Standard-setting by International Organizations 5. Organs and Their Decisions 6. Accountability 7. External Relations 8. Re-thinking the Law of International Organizations Index

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