The Rational Design of Relations Between Intergovernmental Organizations

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Abstract

The rational design of international institutions has been a prominent research agenda
in the field of international relations. The chapter builds on this tradition by exploring how intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) design relationships with other IGOs. Using insights from organization theory on inter-organizational relations (IORs), it proposes to distinguish between the formalization, intensity, symmetry, and standardization of interactions between IGOs. The four dimensions allow for an analytical framework that is easy to operationalize. While the rational design literature shows great promise in analyzing the interaction between IGOs, it is important to account for the political nature of life in the international arena. The design of IORs in international relations is likely to be informal, intensive outside the formal settings, symmetrical and not very standardized.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalgrave Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations in World Politics
EditorsJoachim Koops, Rafael Biermann
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages97-112
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-36038-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Dijkstra, H. (2017). The Rational Design of Relations Between Intergovernmental Organizations. In J. Koops, & R. Biermann (Eds.), Palgrave Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations in World Politics (pp. 97-112). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Dijkstra, Hylke. / The Rational Design of Relations Between Intergovernmental Organizations. Palgrave Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations in World Politics. editor / Joachim Koops ; Rafael Biermann. London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. pp. 97-112
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Dijkstra H. The Rational Design of Relations Between Intergovernmental Organizations. In Koops J, Biermann R, editors, Palgrave Handbook of Inter-Organizational Relations in World Politics. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. p. 97-112