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Measuring International Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Volume III

Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Tobias Lenz, Jeanine Bezuijen, Besir Ceka, and Svet Derderyan


This book sets out a measure of authority for seventy-six major international organizations (IOs) from 1950 to 2010 in an effort to provide systematic comparative information on international governance. On the premise that transparency is key in the production of data, the authors chart a path in laying out the assumptions that underpin the measure. Successive chapters detail the authors’ theoretical, conceptual, and coding decisions. In order to assess their authority, the authors model the composition of IO bodies, their roles in decision making, the bindingness of IO decisions, and the mec ... More

Keywords: measurement, transparency, international organization, authority, international governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198724490
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198724490.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Liesbet Hooghe, author
W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Gary Marks, author
Burton Craige Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tobias Lenz, author
Assistant Professor of Global Governance and Comparative Regionalism, Georg-August-University Goettingen