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ECPR General Conference 2020, University of Innsbruck

International Organisations at the Street-Level

Public Administration
Policy Implementation
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Steffen Eckhard
Universität Konstanz
Panel Discussant
Svanhildur Thorvaldsdottir
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – LMU

06/09/2019 09:00 - 10:40
Building: (Building D) Faculty of Law, Administration & Economics Floor: 2nd floor Room: 2.04
Around two thirds of the staff of international organizations (IOs) in the United Nations system work in the field where they implement IO policy or liaise with member states. While there is variation between organizations, there is a group of distinctive “operative international organizations” with responsibilities in the areas of development, humanitarian aid, environment, health and peacekeeping. Even though these field-heavy organizations account for the bulk of IO financial and personnel resources, a separate literature on IO street-level tasks or policy implementation does not exist. This panel brings together papers with a comparative perspective on IOs at the street-level.

Paper List

Title Details
Expertise at Street Level: The Role of Staff Expertise in World Bank Project Success View Paper Details
Knowledge and Impartiality? The Role of International Organisations’ Staff in the Field View Paper Details
Regime Management as Everyday Practice: Exploring Background Knowledge and Interpretive Activity in Multilateral Trade Governance View Paper Details
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