Democratic Intergovernmental Organizations?: Normative by Alexandru Grigorescu

By Alexandru Grigorescu

This paintings posits that, over the last centuries, democratic norms have unfold from household politics to intergovernmental enterprises (IGOs). Grigorescu explores how norms formed IGO decision-making ideas similar to these using kingdom participation, balloting, entry to details, and the position of NGOs and transnational parliaments. The research emphasizes the position of "normative pressures" (the interplay among norm power and the measure to which the established order strays from norm prescriptions). utilizing basic and secondary assets to evaluate the plausibility of its arguments throughout centuries and dozen IGOs, the examine specializes in advancements in League of countries, foreign hard work association, United countries, global financial institution, ecu Union, and international alternate association.

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By Alexandru Grigorescu

This paintings posits that, over the last centuries, democratic norms have unfold from household politics to intergovernmental enterprises (IGOs). Grigorescu explores how norms formed IGO decision-making ideas similar to these using kingdom participation, balloting, entry to details, and the position of NGOs and transnational parliaments. The research emphasizes the position of "normative pressures" (the interplay among norm power and the measure to which the established order strays from norm prescriptions). utilizing basic and secondary assets to evaluate the plausibility of its arguments throughout centuries and dozen IGOs, the examine specializes in advancements in League of countries, foreign hard work association, United countries, global financial institution, ecu Union, and international alternate association.

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There are many examples of such clashing norms that are often invoked by competing sides in the international arena. Ideological clashes, such as the ones between the Western and Eastern blocs of the Cold War, often pitted multiple norms against each other. The norm of sovereignty has been used very often to challenge norms such as the ones underlying the promotion of human rights and democratization across states. Sovereignty has also been invoked when challenging the promotion of norms of peace keeping or nuclear non-proliferation.

Nor did it deny that it should actually allow that individual to use renal dialysis, which could have been seen as a case of challenging the application of the norm. Rather, the issue at stake was the number of times that the treatment should be offered – in other words, the degree to which the government could allow for the costly procedure given the practical considerations related to its material resources. In IGOs, there were many instances when the promotion of the norm of fair participation clashed with expediency.

Chapter 3 will show that this was particularly the case in debates surrounding the increase in the number of members in IGO executive bodies such as the League Council, UNSC, ILO Governing Body, or World Bank Board of Directors when supporters of the status quo argued that large bodies do not allow for effective decision-making. One category of partial acceptance of actions is the one in which, instead of acquiescing to a formal legal instrument, actors support the rule, but only informally.  decision to support the Mine Ban Treaty informally by setting a moratorium on the production of land mines.

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