Transnational Activism in the UN and the EU
A Comparative Study
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Transnational Activism in the UN and the EU by Jutta Joachim
Book DescriptionComparing non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the United Nations and the European Union across a range of different issue areas, this volume examines how the choice of venue and institution affects the strategies of NGOs. Despite significant differences with respect to their scope, membership as well as their institutional rules, the authors find that the UN and the EU have surprisingly similar effects on civil society organizations and regulate access in such a way that it significantly constrains the agency of NGOs. Highlights include: * A comprehensive outline of the volume's main research questions, situated within the existing literature on the topic * Eight case studies of NGO involvement in the UN and the EU across a range of different areas, including human rights, the environment, socio-economic and security issues * A theoretically grounded summary of case study findings, challenging the findings of previous studies regarding the power of NGOs * A discussion of the finding's implications for the broader literature, as well as for studies relating to the EU and the UN in particular Transnational Activism in the UN and the EU will be of interest to students and scholars of International Relations, European Studies, and Global Politics. Jutta Joachim is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Hannover, Germany. Birgit Locher is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Tubingen, Germany.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415446853
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jutta Joachim
Transnational Activism in the UN and the EU, Paperback (February 2011)
Comparing non-governmental organizations in the United Nations and the European Union across a range of different issue areas, this book examines how the choice of venue and institution affects the actions and strategies of NGOs.
International Organizations and Implementation, Paperback (July 2010)» View all books by Jutta Joachim
International organizations have once more become subjects of investigation for a whole range of scholars: political scientists, organization theorists, and policy experts alike. This book determines the extent to which international intergovernmental organizations are involved in the national implementation of internationally formulated policies.
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Author Biography - Jutta Joachim
University of Hannover, Germany University of Tuebingen, Germany
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