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The Politics of International Organizations : Views from insiders

The Politics of International Organizations : Views from insiders
The Politics of International Organizations
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  • Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of illustrations -- List of contributors -- Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Understanding the governance of international organizations -- Understanding IOs -- Our approach -- Understanding players -- The contributions in this volume -- 1. The World Trade Organization as an institution -- Status of the WTO -- Membership of the WTO -- Structure of the WTO -- Structure of the WTO Secretariat -- Secretariat staff -- Selection of the Director-General -- Organizational issues raised by expanding WTO membership -- Appellate Body and secretariat -- History and culture: from GATT to WTO -- The WTO from 1995 to 2013 -- Interaction between main groups of players -- Decision making -- What fears/expectations have been raised? Have these materialized? -- Conclusion: an organization that needs rebalancing? -- 1.2. Weak organization, strong institution: Comment -- Strong institution? -- 2. Reform at the World Bank -- Opening up the Bank -- Structural adjustment lending and economic policy reform -- The Wapenhans Report and project quality -- The Highly Indebted Poor Country Initiative -- IDA grants -- Decentralization -- Conclusion -- 2.1. The World Bank: Comment -- 2.2. The World Bank-plus ça change?: Comment -- 3. Governance at work at the International Monetary Fund -- Governance structure -- Effectiveness: the IMF's hallmark -- Vote and voice: the quest for increased legitimacy -- Consensus building and ownership: why they matter -- Ministerial engagement increasingly indispensible -- Strategic oversight and accountability -- Conclusion: governance reform-too slow, too incremental? -- 3.1. IMF governance and decision-making processes: Comment -- Obligations of IMF members -- Ownership is vital -- Concerns about legitimacy reduce the IMF's effectiveness
  • Efforts to reform IMF governance -- The role of the G20 in IMF governance reform -- Ministers need to be more involved in the IMF -- The role of executive directors -- Conclusion -- 3.2. The IMF's governance of economic policy knowledge: Comment -- Cognitive authority -- Capacity-building networks and cycles of socialization -- Transforming bureaucratic expertise in the IMF -- Broader representation and changing policy orthodoxy -- Avenues for future research on the IMF and IOs -- 4. The World Intellectual Property Organization -- Mandate and role -- Organizational structure and stakeholders -- Interactions between and among WIPO stakeholders -- Conclusion -- 4.1. The World Intellectual Property Organization: Comment -- 4.2. The problems of over-representation and fragmented subject areas in reaching agreement at WIPO: Comment -- IGC and TCE -- The IGC and GRs -- Broader context of GRs in international forums -- Discussion and conclusions -- 5. Turbulence and reform at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization -- FAO's mission -- FAO's aims and objectives -- The players -- The conference -- The council -- Program Committee and Finance Committee -- The director-general -- The staff -- Other stakeholders -- Members' expectations and FAO's performance -- Controls and their effectiveness -- Members and their preferences -- The extent of members' influence -- A new director-general-a new start? -- Conclusion -- 5.1. The relevance, competence, and prospects of the Food and Agriculture Organization: Comment -- FAO's performance in comparative perspective -- The relevance roller-coaster -- FAO's normative role -- Where to next? -- Financing and governance -- Conclusion -- 6. The World Health Organization: Some views from inside -- Governing bodies -- Regional organizations -- Directors-general -- The staff -- Challenges -- WHO and NGOs
  • 6.1. In reform we trust-the challenge before the World Health Organization: Comment -- Trust deficit in WHO from its creation -- The institutional need for reform -- The reform vision: options presented thus far -- Deeper lessons from the reform debate -- Less wide and shallow, more narrow and deep -- 7. Afterthoughts -- Index -- Routledge Global Institutions Series
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