International Organisation in World Politics

International Organisation in World Politics

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Building on the success of the previous edition ("Versailles to Maastricht: International Organisation in the Twentieth Century"), this book is a valuable introduction to the complex history of modern international organization. While particular attention is paid to the League of Nations, the United Nations and the European Union, there are also chapters on the new regionalism, global governance and international regimes and global civil society. The book's approach is thematic and analytical, while providing a succinct factual account of the main developments in international more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 20mm | 458.14g
  • Palgrave USA
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 11 tables, 4 graphs
  • 1403903034
  • 9781403903037
  • 172,171

About David Armstrong

David Armstrong is Professor of International Relations, University of Exeter. Lorna Lloyd is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Keele. John Redmond is Professor of European Studies, University of more

Table of contents

List of Figures List of Abbreviations Preface The Rise of the International Organisation The League of Nations The American-led, Cold War United Nations: 1945-1960 The Third World UN: 1960-1980 A Period of Crisis: The UN in the 1980s The New World Disorder: The UN and the Maintenance of International Peace The Post-Cold War UN The European Community, 1945-1969: Origins and Beginnings The European Community, 1970-1985: Turbulence, Europessimism and Eurosclerosis - Widening at a Cost? The European Community, 1985-1992: From Community to Union - Deepening Dominates While Widening Waits? The European Union, 1993-2003: Deepening and Widening? The New Regionalism Towards Global Governance? The Emergence of Global Civil Society Bibliography Indexshow more

Review quote

'Well-organized, well-written, and very engaging.' - Turan Kayaoglu, University of Washington 'An excellent account of the evolution of the United Nations system and the primary regional organizations, particularly the EU, by a team of leading British scholars. This book is a must for all those who seek to understand the character of contemporary international organization. It should rapidly find a place on the lists of key texts on this subject.' - Paul Taylor, The London School of Economics and Political Science 'An excellent introduction to the emergence and growth of international organizations in world politics.' - Marianne Hanson, University of Queensland 'In International Organisation in World Politics, Armstrong, Lloyd and Redmond chart this contradiction at the heart of international politics from the post-war creation of The League of Nations via the development of the UN to the eventual construction of a fully-formed European Union. In doing so, they provide a thorough and informative guide to the patterns of global governance in the post-war period.' - Paul Riseborough, Journal of European Affairsshow more