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Introduction: The OECD as an Actor in International Politics

Kerstin Martens and Anja P. Jakobi

in Mechanisms of OECD Governance

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199591145
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594601 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591145.003.0001
Introduction: The OECD as an Actor in International Politics

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The introduction sets the framework for the following analysis of the different OECD activities. This chapter first introduces the reader to the OECD as an international organization which acts in international politics. This review includes an overview on its history, institutional set‐up as well as decision‐making structures. It then outlines the theoretical framework of the volume which guides the individual chapters. OECD mechanisms, conditions and effects are explored and discussed in detail. Thirdly, the chapter provides a plan of the book which introduces the contributions to the volume.

Keywords: OECD; global governance; governance instruments; international organizations

Chapter.  9276 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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