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New Perspectives on the Independence of International Organizations: How Do They Influence Peacebuilding and Good Governance?

New Perspectives on the Independence of International Organizations: How Do They Influence... Global Governance 18 (2012), 477–490 REVIEW ESSAY New Perspectives on the Independence of International Organizations: How Do They Influence Peacebuilding and Good Governance? Roni Kay O’Dell Muller, Joachim, and Karl P. Sauvant, eds., Annual Review of United Nations Affairs (2010/2011) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). Oestreich, Joel E., ed., International Organizations as Self-Directed-Actors: A Framework for Analysis (New York: Routledge, 2012). Risse, Thomas, ed., Governance Without a State (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011). POSTCONFLICT PEACEBUILDING, STATEBUILDING, AND THE DIFFUSION OF “GOOD” governance policies dominate attention in international relations (IR) foreign policy debates, development practice, and academic literature. The Syrian uprising that started in 2011 against the Bashar al-Assad regime incorporates these debates, especially in terms of the confused and inconclusive interna- tional reaction against al-Assad’s crackdown on civilian dissent. How should the international community, especially as represented by international organ- izations (IOs), be involved in such events? When and why do states relinquish responsibilities to IOs? What if IOs provide functions that states did not request or mandate, as represented in the concepts of “agency slack” and “mission creep”? Further, when and how do IOs become independent actors, providing goods and services traditionally the purview of states? The http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

New Perspectives on the Independence of International Organizations: How Do They Influence Peacebuilding and Good Governance?

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1075-2846
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1942-6720
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10.1163/19426720-01804008
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Abstract

Global Governance 18 (2012), 477–490 REVIEW ESSAY New Perspectives on the Independence of International Organizations: How Do They Influence Peacebuilding and Good Governance? Roni Kay O’Dell Muller, Joachim, and Karl P. Sauvant, eds., Annual Review of United Nations Affairs (2010/2011) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). Oestreich, Joel E., ed., International Organizations as Self-Directed-Actors: A Framework for Analysis (New York: Routledge, 2012). Risse, Thomas, ed., Governance Without a State (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011). POSTCONFLICT PEACEBUILDING, STATEBUILDING, AND THE DIFFUSION OF “GOOD” governance policies dominate attention in international relations (IR) foreign policy debates, development practice, and academic literature. The Syrian uprising that started in 2011 against the Bashar al-Assad regime incorporates these debates, especially in terms of the confused and inconclusive interna- tional reaction against al-Assad’s crackdown on civilian dissent. How should the international community, especially as represented by international organ- izations (IOs), be involved in such events? When and why do states relinquish responsibilities to IOs? What if IOs provide functions that states did not request or mandate, as represented in the concepts of “agency slack” and “mission creep”? Further, when and how do IOs become independent actors, providing goods and services traditionally the purview of states? The

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 12, 2012

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