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Rules for the World / Michael Barnett & Martha Finnemore

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Subtitle : International Organizations in Global Politics. This book is in excellent condition apart from some highlighting. The cover is in excellent condition, with almost no signs of wear. Internally the pages are clean and tight. There are no more than 60 lines with highlighting, and they are all within the first 40 pages. (The highglighting is fairly neat, and in yellow or green highlighter pen). There are also 3 inked marginal notes in these early pages. (There are also 6 highlighted lines in the preface, and a few highlighted listings in the bibliography).

"Rules for the World provides an innovative perspective on the behavior of international organizations and their effects on global politics. Arguing against the conventional wisdom that these bodies are little more than instruments of states, Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore begin with the fundamental insight that international organizations are bureaucracies that have authority to make rules and so exercise power. At the same time, Barnett and Finnemore maintain, such bureaucracies can become obsessed with their own rules, producing unresponsive, inefficient, and self-defeating outcomes. Authority thus gives international organizations autonomy and allows them to evolve and expand in ways unintended by their creators.

Barnett and Finnemore reinterpret three areas of activity that have prompted extensive policy debate: the use of expertise by the IMF to expand its intrusion into national economies; the redefinition of the category "refugees" and decision to repatriate by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; and the UN Secretariat's failure to recommend an intervention during the first weeks of the Rwandan genocide"

Item details

Author(s):
Michael Barnett & Martha Finnemore
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 x 23 cm
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0801488230
ISBN-13:
9780801488238
Number of pages:
226
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Title:
Rules for the World

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Subtitle : International Organizations in Global Politics. This book is in excellent condition apart from some highlighting. The cover is in excellent condition, with almost no signs of wear. Internally the pages are clean and tight. There are no more than 60 lines with highlighting, and they are all within the first 40 pages. (The highglighting is fairly neat, and in yellow or green highlighter pen). There are also 3 inked marginal notes in these early pages. (There are also 6 highlighted lines in the preface, and a few highlighted listings in the bibliography).

"Rules for the World provides an innovative perspective on the behavior of international organizations and their effects on global politics. Arguing against the conventional wisdom that these bodies are little more than instruments of states, Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore begin with the fundamental insight that international organizations are bureaucracies that have authority to make rules and so exercise power. At the same time, Barnett and Finnemore maintain, such bureaucracies can become obsessed with their own rules, producing unresponsive, inefficient, and self-defeating outcomes. Authority thus gives international organizations autonomy and allows them to evolve and expand in ways unintended by their creators.

Barnett and Finnemore reinterpret three areas of activity that have prompted extensive policy debate: the use of expertise by the IMF to expand its intrusion into national economies; the redefinition of the category "refugees" and decision to repatriate by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; and the UN Secretariat's failure to recommend an intervention during the first weeks of the Rwandan genocide"

Author(s):
Michael Barnett & Martha Finnemore
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 x 23 cm
Edition:
2004
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0801488230
ISBN-13:
9780801488238
Number of pages:
226
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Title:
Rules for the World

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