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(p. 319) 20. International organizations in world politics 

(p. 319) 20. International organizations in world politics
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(p. 319) 20. International organizations in world politics
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Susan Park

DOI:
10.1093/hepl/9780198825548.003.0020
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date: 29 October 2020

This chapter examines the role that international organizations play in world politics. It explains what international organizations are, whether we need international organizations in international relations, and what constraints and opportunities exist for international organizations to achieve their mandates. The chapter also considers the reasons why states create international organizations and how we can analyse the behaviour of such organizations. Two case studies are presented: the first is about the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and the second is about the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the G77. There is also an Opposing Opinions box that asks whether multilateralism is in crisis.

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