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International Organization: Theories and Institutions.


International organization; theories and institutions.

Barkin, J. Samuel.

Palgrave Macmillan


185 pages




Barkin (political science, U. of Florida) reviews the of theory international organizations and uses selective examples of international organizations to discuss the way theory can aid the understanding of the role of international organizations such as the United Nations and others in international politics. Written at the level of upper- level undergraduate classes, the book begins with introductory chapters on sovereignty and globalization, power and independence, regimes and institutions, and efficiency and ideas. Then, after a chapters on the UN and its system, more issue-based chapters discuss such topics as collective security; human rights and humanitarian aid; money, trade, and multilateralism; and development, among other topics.

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