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Author Grigorescu, Alexandru, 1963-
Title Democratic intergovernmental organizations? : normative pressures and decision-making rules / Alexandru Grigorescu.
Imprint New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Author Grigorescu, Alexandru, 1963-
Subject League of Nations.
International Labour Organization.
United Nations.
World Bank.
European Union.
World Trade Organization.
International agencies -- Management.
International agencies -- Decision making.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 316 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1. Introduction: 'democratic' intergovernmental organizations -- 2. Normative pressures and strategies for defusing them -- 3. Fair state participation -- 4. Fair voting -- 5. Transparency -- 6. Participation of nongovernmental actors inintergovernmental organizations -- 7. Transnational parliamentary oversight -- 8. Conclusions: summarizing and interpreting the main trends.
Summary "This work posits that, over the past two centuries, democratic norms have spread from domestic politics to intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). Grigorescu explores how norms shaped IGO decision-making rules such as those driving state participation, voting, access to information, and the role of NGOs and transnational parliaments. The study emphasizes the role of 'normative pressures' (the interaction between norm strength and the degree to which the status quo strays from norm prescriptions). Using primary and secondary sources to assess the plausibility of its arguments across two centuries and two dozen IGOs, the study focuses on developments in the League of Nations, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9781316320266 (electronic bk.)
131632026X (electronic bk.)
9781316106181 (electronic bk.)
1316106187 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 908254376
Additional Format Print version: Grigorescu, Alexandru, 1963- Democratic intergovernmental organizations? 9781107089990 (DLC) 2014047357 (OCoLC)898162768

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