Delegation and Agency in International Organizations by Darren G. Hawkins,David A. Lake,Daniel L. Nielson,Michael J.

By Darren G. Hawkins,David A. Lake,Daniel L. Nielson,Michael J. Tierney

Why do states delegate sure initiatives and duties to foreign organisations instead of performing unilaterally or cooperating without delay? in addition, to what quantity do states proceed to manage IOs as soon as authority has been delegated? reading a number of diversified associations together with the realm exchange association, the United countries and the eu fee, this ebook explores the various tools that states hire to make sure their pursuits are being served, and identifies the issues concerned with tracking and dealing with IOs. The members recommend that it isn't inherently tougher to layout powerful delegation mechanisms at foreign point than at family point and, drawing on principal-agent concept, support clarify the diversities that exist within the quantity to which states are prepared to delegate to IOs. They argue that IOs are neither all evil nor all virtuous, yet are larger understood as bureaucracies that may be managed to various levels through their political masters.

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