The democratization of international organizations is a theme increasingly debated all over the world.
This is the first work on international democracy that systematically assesses the dynamics of democratization affecting most international organizations; consisting of chapters written by experts in the field, it integrates a large number of case studies with incisive and wide-ranging analysis to produce a volume unparalleled in comparative scope. Parts One and Two provide a general theoretical assessment of the process of democratization of international organizations and discuss a selected range of global international organizations, including the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization.
Parts Three and Four introduce further case studies from regional and inter-regional organizations, Part Five analyses the most important autonomous international parliamentary assemblies not included within the framework of international organizations and Part Six evaluates the role of global civil society movements in the process of democratization. This title is a valuable resource for scholars and research students in a variety of disciplines relating to politics and international relations, in addition to practitioners and civil servants of international organizations.