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The International Mobility of TalentTypes, Causes, and Development Impact$
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Andrés Solimano

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199532605

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532605.001.0001

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International Organizations as a Profession: Professional Mobility and Power Distribution *

International Organizations as a Profession: Professional Mobility and Power Distribution *

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(p.263) 10 International Organizations as a Profession: Professional Mobility and Power Distribution*
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The International Mobility of Talent
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Jean‐Marc Coicaud

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532605.003.0010

The role of international organizations grows with the acceleration of globalization and the increasing importance of global governance. However, thus far, only limited and rather narrow research has been generated on the subject. It is a state of affairs that reflects on international studies, as well as on the power realities of the world. By assessing international organizations through the career prospects that they offer to skilled professionals, this chapter is an attempt to remedy this situation. As such it unveils some of the internal dynamics of international organizations and explores their external consequences in terms of the relations between international organizations, the people employed by these, and the power play (economic, social, political, and even cultural) at the national and international level.

Keywords:   professional attraction, human resources, power, international elites, power realities, career prospects, international organizations

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