“A Theory of International Organization”, Liesbet Hooge, Tobias Lenz and Gary Marks (RSCAS-EUI, Italy)

This book explains the design and development of international organization in the postwar period. It theorizes that the basic set up of an IO responds to two forces: the functional impetus to tackle problems that spill beyond national borders and a desire for self-rule that can dampen cooperation where transnational community is thin. 

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