Changing IOs: identity and socialisation

Susan Park

in World Bank Group Interactions with Environmentalists

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780719079474
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781703335 | DOI:
Changing IOs: identity and socialisation

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This chapter provides an overview of the debates over causes of international organisation (IO) change in relation to constructivist and rationalist accounts. It argues that a constructivist account establishes a more comprehensive and dynamic analysis of IO and World Bank Group (WBG) change by examining how international norms shape IOs through interactions between IOs, states and non-state actors. This chapter also outlines the concept of transnational environmental advocacy networks (TEANs) and discusses the key concepts of socialisation and avenues of socialisation.

Keywords: IO change; WBG; TEANs; socialisation; constructivist account; dynamic analysis

Chapter.  13850 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Environment

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