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- The Rise of Global Policy and Transnational Administration
- Global Public Policy and the Constitution of Political Authority
- Globalization and Internationalization: Impact upon the State and the Civil Service
- The Potential and Limits of Administrative Sovereignty
- State Fragility, International Development Policy, and Global Responses
- International Policy Transfer: Between the Global and Sovereign and between the Global and Local
- International Policy Entrepreneurship
- City Networks and Paradiplomacy as Global Public Policy
- International NGOs, Transnational Civil Society, and Global Public Policy: Opportunities and Obstacles in the Twenty-First Century
- The International Civil Service
- Domestic Capacity to Deliver Innovative Solutions for Grand Social Challenges
- Sovereignty Renewed: Transgovernmental Policy Networks and the Global–Local Dilemma
- Scales and Network Societies: The Expansion of Global Public Policy
- The Transnationalization of Public Spheres and Global Policy
- Conceptualizing Global Public Policy: A Global Public Good Perspective
- Regionalization and Transregional policies
- European Union Studies as a Tributary of Global Policy and Transnational Administration
- International Political Economy: A Global ‘Policy Turn’?
- Law–Space Nexus, Global Governance, and Global Administrative Law
- Filling the Gap: Global Masters of Public Administration and Public Policy Programmes
- Global Policy and Transnational Administration: Intellectual Currents in World Making
- Knowledge Networks, Scientific Communities, and Evidence-Informed Policy
- The Importance of Informal Intergovernmental Organizations: A Typology of Transnational Administration without Independent Secretariats
- Transnational Administration from the Beginning: The Importance of Charisma in Shaping International Organizational Norms
- Designing Global Public Policies in the Twenty-First Century
- The Agenda-Setting Capacity of Global Networks
- Transnational Policy Communities and Regulatory Networks as Global Administration
- Standard Setting and International Peer Review: The OECD as a Transnational Policy Actor
- Evolving Funding Patterns of Global Programmes and Their Impacts on Governance and Operations
- Development Partnerships’ Governance Structures, Accountability, and Participation
- Governance and Administration in Global Health Organizations: Considering the Legacies of the ‘Golden Era’ of Global Health Policy?
- Organized Business and Global Public Policy: Administration, Participation, and Regulation
- The Role of Large Management Consultancy Firms in Global Public Policy
- Compliance in Transnational Regulation: A Global Supply Chain Approach
- Providing Foundations: Philanthropy, Global Policy, and Administration
- Global Summitry as Sites of Transnational Technocratic Management and Policy Contestation
- Heads of International Organizations: Politicians, Diplomats, Managers
- International Civil Servant Management: A Personnel-Influenced Research Agenda
- The United Nations, Peacekeepers, and Accountability
- International Organizations, Civil Servants, and Whistleblowing
Abstract and Keywords
The international civil service (ICS) offers—in theory at least—an ideal model of administration within international organizations. This chapter explores the origins and evolution of the ICS from the classical model following WWI to the twenty-first century era. For its early supporters, the ICS was the international community’s hope for the peaceful coexistence of states and functional cooperation. Yet tensions between these normative ideals and the reality facing international secretariats have never been resolved. The ICS operates under tremendous pressure from states, and in the twenty-first century, increasingly from the global public too. How does an ICS ethos that was developed in the early twentieth century travel to the twenty-first century? Is the concept still relevant today?
Edward Newman is Professor of International Security in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. He is also an External Associate at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick. Within the security studies field, his interests lie in a number of areas: theoretical security studies, including critical approaches and ‘human security’; intrastate armed conflict, intervention and political violence; International Organizations and multilateralism; and peacebuilding and reconstruction in conflict-prone and post-conflict societies. He previously worked in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham and, before that, he spent over a decade in Japan, mainly working at the United Nations University where he was Director of Studies on Conflict and Security in the Peace and Governance Programme. He is a former editor of the journal Civil Wars (2011–16), a founding executive editor of the journal, International Relations of the Asia Pacific, and a member of the editorial board of Contemporary Politics. His latest book is Understanding Civil Wars: Continuity and Change in Intra-State Conflict (Routledge, 2014).
Ellen Jenny Ravndal is a Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs, the Australian National University. Previously she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Political Science, Lund University, affiliated to the STANCE research project. Ellen’s main research areas include international organizations, the UN Secretary-General, and International Relations in the nineteenth century. Her research examines international organizations from a historical perspective and addresses the broader questions of what kind of actors international organizations become and how they and their representatives gain autonomy. She holds a D.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Oxford and has published in journals such as Global Governance, Diplomacy & Statecraft, and The International History Review.
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