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International Organizations

5th Edition

Author(s): Ian Hurd

ISBN: 9781009414081
Publication Date: 6/6/24
Pages: 340
Format: Paperback
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International organizations are increasingly important to global politics, law, and culture. Now in its fifth edition, this leading textbook provides the definitive introduction to modern international organizations by examining a dozen prominent global institutions. With a mix of legal, empirical, and theoretical approaches, the author examines timely cases where IOs are in the headlines today including on migration, Brexit, trade wars, and border disputes. This new edition is fully revised and updated, featuring new chapters on how global sports are organized by FIFA and the International Olympic Committee. The book explains the power and limits of international organizations by seeing how their legal authority interacts with politics in real-world controversies. It will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in international organizations, international institutions, global governance, and international law.

  • Balances a lively and accessible approach that is still serious and substantive, drawing from today's headlines to engage readers' interests and passions about world affairs
  • Offers a realistic and balanced account of international organizations by analyzing their actual law, politics, and effects so that students can see how IOs create both winners and losers, and that often the winners are powerful governments and the losers are poor people
  • Includes engaging coverage of international organizations and sports in the new chapter on FIFA and the Olympic Committee, appealing to students who may not have an existing interest in international politics and law
  • Built around a strong theoretical framework that is clearly explained and grounded in contemporary international relations theory