Mechanisms of OECD Governance: International Incentives for National Policy-Making? (Hardcover)

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By Kerstin Martens (Editor), Anja P. Jakobi (Editor)
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This book is devoted to the analysis of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its role in international and national policy making. On its 50th anniversary, the OECD enjoys widely acknowledged international standing. Despite this, it has so far remained a rarely researched and analyzed organization. Mechanisms of OECD Governance is thus a pioneering work: it fills a long-overdue gap in presenting a theoretically guided and empirically rich analysis of the OECD as a political actor, and explores its role in political processes through various case studies in a variety of policy fields. By conceptualizing the contributions to this volume around the concept of mechanisms of governance, the book explores how and to what extent the OECD provides international incentives for national policy making.

The volume collects a set of ten contributions on the OECD and its activities in core fields of its commitment as an 'economic organization', such as economic and labor market policy, tax issues, finance or financial crime, but also in complementary fields in which the organization is active today despite its original economic focus, such as education, biotechnology, health, family issues, and migration. The case studies presented in this volume are an interdisciplinary collection from different academic perspectives, including political science, international relations, law, and organization studies. Mechanisms of OECD Governance provides a current and wide-ranging analysis of this organization including its constraints and opportunities in policy making.

About the Author

Kerstin Martens is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Bremen in Germany. Her research interests include international organizations, soft governance, and education policy. Anja P. Jakobi is a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF/HSFK). Her main research interests are world politics, international organizations and global political change, in particular in the fields of security, crime, education and social policy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780199591145
ISBN-10: 0199591148
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 19th, 2010
Pages: 320
Language: English