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Explaining Patterns in IO Openness: Governance Problems, Policy Approaches, and Institutional Design
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
Number of Authors: 3
2014 (English)In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, ISSN 0032-3470, no 49, 370-+ p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While international organizations (IOs) in recent decades have expanded the opportunities for transnational actors (TNAs) to participate in policy-making, significant differences remain across and within IOs. We argue that a neglected source of variation in openness is the policy approaches of IOs, understood as organizational styles of problem-solving. Policy approaches matter because one and the same governance problem may be tackled in multiple ways. Based on a descriptive statistical analysis and two case studies (Asian Development Bank, Commonwealth), we show that IOs which pursue a centralized approach to problem solving are less likely to involve TNAs than IOs that pursue a decentralized policy approach.

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2014. no 49, 370-+ p.
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international organizations, transnational actors, openness, policy approach, governance problem
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-118927ISI: 000356119400016OAI: diva2:842612

Special Issue 49 (2014), "Internationale Organisationen: Autonomie, Politisierung, interorganisationale Beziehungen und Wandel"

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