Introduction to the GGO Sample and GGO Core Characteristics

in World Rule

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780226450988
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226450964 | DOI:
Introduction to the GGO Sample and GGO Core Characteristics

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This chapter first establishes the definition of a “global governance organization” (GGO), explaining the selection of entities included in this study, and, in the process, offering an approach to sorting the universe of organizations that explains the focus on rulemaking entities. The second section describes the sample of twenty-five GGOs examined. Finally, the third section of this chpater introduces five core characteristics of global governance organizations, each hypothesized as a predictor of GGO structure and process. These five core characteristics—sector, rule type, membership, funding, and technicality—serve as reference points in the search for patterns among the GGOs examined.

Keywords: global governance organization; rulemaking; sector; rule type; membership; funding; technicality

Chapter.  8284 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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