University of Twente Student Theses

Login

To what extent can the findings of Koremenos, Lipson and Snidal (2001a), concerning the setup of international organisations, be confirmed by the examples of Mercusor and the European Union?

Rösener, L. (2011) To what extent can the findings of Koremenos, Lipson and Snidal (2001a), concerning the setup of international organisations, be confirmed by the examples of Mercusor and the European Union?

[img] PDF
354kB
Abstract:In this paper a detailed description of the international institutions Mercosur and the EU is provided. This makes a comparison of these international organisations possible. This comparison is necessary to check whether these organisations are in line with a theory about the setup of international organisations (Koremenos et al. (2001a). The theory of Koremenos et al. (2001a) is an important theory about the rational designing of international institutions. It allows a clear classification of international institutions and allows to determine its environment. Thereby the focus of this analysis is only on a few of the hypotheses in the writing of Koremenos et al. (2001a). There is this a limitation in this paper to keep the extent appropriate. It is not the aim of this study to prove the theory of Koremenos et al (2001a) in general. Instead it is about adding empirical evidence to this theory by expanding the focus of the theory to the relative new international organisation of Mercosur. Thereby the EU is used as an appropriate organisation for the comparison. In the end, this paper succeeds in increasing the empirical evidence for this theory to a certain degree because the comparison allows to confirm the majority of the conjectures.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/62948
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page