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Author Bayerlein, Louisa, 1991- author
Title A matter of style? : organizational agency in global public policy / Louisa Bayerlein, Christoph Knill, Yves Steinebach
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  JZ4850 .B39 2020    AVAILABLE    30650020097198
Descript xvii, 250 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
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Series Cambridge studies in comparative public policy
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-243) and index
Introduction: Of illusory giants and dwarfs : do international public administrations matter for policy making beyond the nation-state? -- Conceptualizing and explaining bureaucratic influence : administrative styles -- Observing and explaining administrative styles : from concept to empirical analysis -- The IMF and the UNHCR : entrepreneurial administrations with different levels of formal autonomy -- The IOM and the FAO as consolidators : struggles of the challenger and the challenged -- Advocacy at UNEP and the WHO : how expertise and common beliefs shape an administrative style -- NATO and the ILO as servants : the dedicated steward and the saturated dinosaur -- Conclusion--real dwarfs, illusory dwarfs, or even giants? International public administrations as actors in global governance
"This book was inspired by the idea that in order to better understand international organizations' agency, we need to re-direct our attention from their formal characteristics and exceptional achievements or failures to the ordinary, informal workings of their staff. Much ink has been spilled on international public administrations' role in shaping various extraordinary events and policy outputs. Yet, we can learn a lot about (international) organizations by examining their staffers' actions not in critical moments but in their daily work. Likewise, formal characteristics alone fail to capture the deeper running, less easily quantifiable intricacies of international organizations. There is simply more to international public administrations than single indicators can tell us"-- Provided by publisher
Subject International agencies -- Administration
International organization
Political planning
Alt Author Knill, Christoph, author
Steinebach, Yves, 1987- author
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