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Palgrave Studies in International Relations

International Organization in the Anarchical Society

The Institutional Structure of World Order

Editors: Brems Knudsen, Tonny, Navari, Cornelia (Eds.)

  • Analyzes the relationship between primary and secondary levels of institutional formation, so far largely ignored in English School theorizingDevelops a unique theoretical model based on legal and constructivist ideas
  • Uses case studies to illustrate theory of international organizations and regimes as autonomous objects of analysis
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This book takes up one of the key theoretical challenges in the English School’s conceptual framework, namely the nature of the institutions of international society. It theorizes their nature through an analysis of the relationship of primary and secondary levels of institutional formation, so far largely ignored in English School theorizing, and provides case studies to illuminate the theory. Hitherto, the School has largely failed to study secondary institutions such as international organizations and regimes as autonomous objects of analysis, seeing them as mere materializations of primary institutions. Building on legal and constructivist arguments about the constitutive character of institutions, it demonstrates how primary institutions frame secondary organizations and regimes, but also how secondary institutions construct agencies with capacities that impinge upon and can change primary institutions. Based on legal and constructivist ideas, it develops a theoretical model that sees primary and secondary institutions as shared understandings enmeshed in observable historical processes of constitution, reproduction and regulation. 

About the authors

Tonny Brems Knudsen is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University, Denmark. 

Cornelia Navari is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, UK, and Visiting Professor of International Affairs at the University of Buckingham, UK.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: A New Approach to International Organization

    Navari, Cornelia (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Fundamental Institutions and International Organizations: Theorizing Continuity and Change

    Brems Knudsen, Tonny

    Pages 23-50

  • Modelling the Relations of Fundamental Institutions and International Organizations

    Navari, Cornelia

    Pages 51-75

  • Institutional Constraints and Institutional Tensions in the Reform of the UN Security Council

    Friedner Parrat, Charlotta

    Pages 79-98

  • Institutionalising Morality: The UN Security Council and the Fundamental Norms of the International Legal Order

    Schmidt, Dennis R.

    Pages 99-125

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71622-0
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71621-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Organization in the Anarchical Society
Book Subtitle
The Institutional Structure of World Order
Editors
  • Tonny Brems Knudsen
  • Cornelia Navari
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in International Relations
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71622-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71622-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71621-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 368
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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