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International Organizations

Politics, Law, Practice

Ian Hurd (Northwestern University, Illinois)

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Cambridge University Press
06 August 2020
Political science & theory; International institutions; International organisations & institutions
As international organizations become ever more prominent in global politics it is increasingly urgent to understand their power, their limits, and their effects. Now in its fourth edition, this leading textbook provides the definitive introduction to modern international organizations, from the legal charters of their beginnings, to the issues they engage with in the contemporary world. In his analysis of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the International Criminal Court and ten other prominent global institutions, Hurd combines legal, empirical, and theoretical approaches in an accessible and cohesive package. Fully revised and updated, this latest edition includes topical cases and controversies involving international organizations, such as Brexit, trade wars, environmentalism, forced migration and border disputes. It will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in international organizations, international institutions, global governance, and international law.
By:   Ian Hurd (Northwestern University Illinois)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   4th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 243mm,  Width: 168mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   650g
ISBN:   9781108814317
ISBN 10:   110881431X
Pages:   330
Publication Date:   06 August 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ian Hurd is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies at Northwestern University, Illinois. His other books include How to Do Things With International Law (2017) and After Anarchy: Legitimacy and Power in the UN Security Council (2007), which won the 2008 Chadwick F. Alger Prize, International Studies Association. He co-edited the Oxford Handbook of International Organizations (2017) and The UN Security Council and the Politics of International Authority (2008).

Reviews for International Organizations: Politics, Law, Practice

'Ian Hurd's International Organizations has established itself as one of the most accessible and insightful textbooks on this important topic. Offering a world tour of the UN, the WTO, and other key institutions, it dives deeply into the daily practice of those institutions with thoughtful and thought-provoking examinations of the interplay of law and politics.' Simon Chesterman, Dean and Professor, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, and Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law 'In this new edition, Ian Hurd again gives an extremely well-balanced and nuanced picture of the power and limits, the benefits and deficiencies, of international organizations in world politics. My students enjoy being introduced to IOs with this book.' Gisela Hirschmann, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Institute for Political Science, Leiden University 'Hurd's textbook seamlessly integrates the law and politics of international organizations. Combining theory with many real-world examples of different IOs in action, he offers an ideal introduction to the field for students in multiple disciplines. By viewing IOs as actors, fora, and resources, he demonstrates their multiple roles - and the challenges they face - in global affairs today.' Steven R. Ratner, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School 'Ian Hurd's International Organizations has established itself as one of the most accessible and insightful textbooks on this important topic. Offering a world tour of the UN, the WTO, and other key institutions, it dives deeply into the daily practice of those institutions with thoughtful and thought-provoking examinations of the interplay of law and politics.' Simon Chesterman, Dean and Professor, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, and Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law 'In this new edition, Ian Hurd again gives an extremely well-balanced and nuanced picture of the power and limits, the benefits and deficiencies, of international organizations in world politics. My students enjoy being introduced to IOs with this book.' Gisela Hirschmann, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Institute for Political Science, Leiden University 'Hurd's textbook seamlessly integrates the law and politics of international organizations. Combining theory with many real-world examples of different IOs in action, he offers an ideal introduction to the field for students in multiple disciplines. By viewing IOs as actors, fora, and resources, he demonstrates their multiple roles - and the challenges they face - in global affairs today.' Steven R. Ratner, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School


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