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The Level of Authorities of International Organizations

Vlassova, Irina LU (2010) STVM17 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
This thesis answers the question what causes the increased level of authority of international organizations in general and in the Council of the Baltic Sea States in particular. This is a qualitative research with wide angle view on the case study of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. The analysis of the case is done by relying mainly on primary sources, such as official documentation of the CBSS and the interviews. From this it is possible to draw the following conclusions that Member States are the only official decision-makers in the major issues. However, international organizations have a sort of authority that allows them to influence this decision-making. This authority is growing with time, and it is mainly derived from the... (More)
This thesis answers the question what causes the increased level of authority of international organizations in general and in the Council of the Baltic Sea States in particular. This is a qualitative research with wide angle view on the case study of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. The analysis of the case is done by relying mainly on primary sources, such as official documentation of the CBSS and the interviews. From this it is possible to draw the following conclusions that Member States are the only official decision-makers in the major issues. However, international organizations have a sort of authority that allows them to influence this decision-making. This authority is growing with time, and it is mainly derived from the expertise and the moral authority that IOs possess and accumulate with time (Less)
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author
Vlassova, Irina LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The Case of the Council of the Baltic Sea Region
course
STVM17 20102
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
authority, decision-making, international organization, bureaucracy
language
English
id
1692878
date added to LUP
2010-11-15 15:40:13
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2010-11-15 15:40:13
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  abstract     = {This thesis answers the question what causes the increased level of authority of international organizations in general and in the Council of the Baltic Sea States in particular. This is a qualitative research with wide angle view on the case study of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. The analysis of the case is done by relying mainly on primary sources, such as official documentation of the CBSS and the interviews. From this it is possible to draw the following conclusions that Member States are the only official decision-makers in the major issues. However, international organizations have a sort of authority that allows them to influence this decision-making. This authority is growing with time, and it is mainly derived from the expertise and the moral authority that IOs possess and accumulate with time},
  author       = {Vlassova, Irina},
  keyword      = {authority,decision-making,international organization,bureaucracy},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Level of Authorities of International Organizations},
  year         = {2010},
}