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Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Tana Johnson

Abstract

In life, delegation is fundamental. But it is difficult, especially when attempted internationally, as in the long delegation chains to the United Nations family and other global governance structures. There, much hinges on the design of delegation relationships. What prompts another entity to fall in line—and if it does not, what can be done? For international organizations, the conventional answer is simple: when designing institutions, member-states endow themselves with stringent control mechanisms, such as monopolization of financing or vetoes over decision-making in the new body. But as ... More

Keywords: bureaucracy, control, delegation, global governance, institutional design, insulation, international organization, negotiation, progeny, states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717799
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tana Johnson, author
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke University