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The Resource International organizations and military affairs, Hylke Dijkstra

International organizations and military affairs, Hylke Dijkstra

Label
International organizations and military affairs
Title
International organizations and military affairs
Statement of responsibility
Hylke Dijkstra
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations to the NATO International Staff and the European External Action Service, international bureaucrats make decisions that affect life and death. In carrying out their functions, these officials not only facilitate the work of the member states, but also pursue their own distinct agendas. This book analyzes how states seek to control secretariats when it comes to military operations by international organizations. It introduces an innovative theoretical framework that identifies different types of control mechanisms. The book presents six empirical chapters on the UN, NATO, and EU secretariats. It provides new data from a unique dataset and in-depth interviews. It shows that member states employ a wide range of control mechanisms to reduce the potential loss of influence. They frequently forfeit the gains of delegation to avoid becoming dependent on the work of secretariats. Yet while states invest heavily in control, this book also argues that they cannot benefit from the services of secretariats and keep full control over outcomes in international organizations. In their delegation and control decisions, states face trade-offs and have to weigh different cost categories: the costs of policy, administrative capacity, and agency loss. This book will be of interest to scholars, postgraduates, and officials in international organizations and national governments, dealing with questions of international political economy, security studies, and military affairs.--
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DLC
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1983-
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Dijkstra, Hylke
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Global institutions
Series volume
118
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  • International organization
  • International agencies
  • International officials and employees
  • Secretariats
  • International relations
  • Military policy
  • Peacekeeping forces
Label
International organizations and military affairs, Hylke Dijkstra
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922454062
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 227 pages
Isbn
9781138195882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922454062
Label
International organizations and military affairs, Hylke Dijkstra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn922454062
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 227 pages
Isbn
9781138195882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922454062

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