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International Organizations

Politics, Law, Practice

Ian Hurd, Northwestern University, Illinois


As international organizations become ever more prominent in global politics it is increasingly urgent to understand their power, their limits, and their effects. Now in its fourth edition, this leading textbook provides the definitive introduction to modern international organizations, from the legal charters of their beginnings, to the issues they engage with in the contemporary world. In his analysis of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the International Criminal Court and ten other prominent global institutions, Hurd combines legal,…

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  • Provides a realistic and balanced account of international organizations
  • Includes lively and interesting discussions of prominent issues in today's headlines
  • Built around a strong theoretical framework that is clearly explained and grounded in contemporary international relations theory

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