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21st Century International Organisation: Who Designs and Who Decides?

International Relations
Member States
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Svanhildur Thorvaldsdottir
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – LMU
Panel Discussant
Thomas Doerfler
Universität Potsdam

06/09/2019 11:00 - 12:40
Building: (Building D) Faculty of Law, Administration & Economics Floor: 2nd floor Room: 2.04
The extent to which the independence of international organizations (IOs) and their bureaucracies is constrained by the national interests of member states is a central topic in international relations. To considerable degree, this debate has focused on a principal-agent relationship between states and IOs, where states design institutions and delegate authority to them. There is, however, an emerging literature that seeks to broaden this scholarship to include both non-traditional channels of delegation—such as through other agencies—and the role of informal power within IOs and the actors who wield it. This panel invites papers exploring issues of design and decision making through a variety of methodological and conceptual approaches.

Paper List

Title Details
Institutional Design for a Post-Liberal Order: Why Some International Organisations Live Longer Than Others View Paper Details
Managing the Principal? How UN Development Agencies Push-Back Against Earmarking View Paper Details
Russia in the SCO: The Story of a Changing Attitude View Paper Details
The Design of International Organisations View Paper Details
The European Patent Office: Agent Without Principals? View Paper Details
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