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Kerstin Martens and Anja P. Jakobi

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199591145

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591145.001.0001

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Introduction: The OECD as an Actor in International Politics

Introduction: The OECD as an Actor in International Politics

(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction: The OECD as an Actor in International Politics
Mechanisms of OECD Governance

Kerstin Martens (Contributor Webpage)

Anja P. Jakobi

Oxford University Press

The introduction sets the framework for the following analysis of the different OECD activities. This chapter first introduces the reader to the OECD as an international organization which acts in international politics. This review includes an overview on its history, institutional set‐up as well as decision‐making structures. It then outlines the theoretical framework of the volume which guides the individual chapters. OECD mechanisms, conditions and effects are explored and discussed in detail. Thirdly, the chapter provides a plan of the book which introduces the contributions to the volume.

Keywords:   OECD, global governance, governance instruments, international organizations

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