Catalogue


International organizations : a dictionary and directory /
[compiled by] Giuseppe Schiavone.
edition
7th ed.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
description
iii, 411 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0230573223 (cloth), 9780230573222 (cloth)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
isbn
0230573223 (cloth)
9780230573222 (cloth)
contents note
Introduction -- Dictionary A-Z -- Glossary -- International organizations : membership tables -- Classification of countries and membership of major groups -- Foundation dates -- Classification of organizations -- Index of acronyms -- Index of names.
general note
Previous ed.: 2005.
catalogue key
6757695
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2002-06-01:
Both dictionary and directory, this item includes subject descriptions and contact information for the organizations listed. The well-written descriptions cover the origin, structure, objectives, activities, problems, and prospects of each agency. Also included are a historical introduction on the development of international organizations, a classified index, indexes of acronyms and full names, a chronological list of foundation dates, and regional membership tables for major organizations. The work includes 200 annotated entries in 300 pages of text. Entries for six organizations occupy 82 pages: Council of Europe, European Union, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Monetary Fund, NATO, UN (44 pages all by itself). Most entries are those readers would expect to find, but there are entries for a few minor organizations (e.g., African Groundnut Council, Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa). Criteria for inclusion are not revealed; a preface defining the scope and coverage of the work is needed. A brief description on the back cover functions as a brief preface. The work is useful for the items it selects, but is less than comprehensive. The fourth edition's subtitle, "A Dictionary," indicated the lack of directory information; apart from that, the fourth and fifth editions are quite similar. Rival publications include Yearbook of International Organizations (38th ed., 5v., 2001-02), the most comprehensive directory, listing 30,000 international organizations, with annotations; The Europa Directory of International Organizations, 2001 (3rd ed.), which offers longer entries and contact information; and Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations (37th ed., 2002), which is fairly comprehensive. The present work is recommended only for libraries that hold none of the other titles. Recommended for small to medium-sized public and university libraries. P. W. Wilkin University of Pittsburgh
Summaries
Main Description
The new edition of this established reference work provides& a comprehensive and balanced guide to international institutions. Highlighting the challenges of globalization and the newly-emerging powers on the world scene, the A-Z section of approx. 250 organizations provides detailed information on their origin, purpose, activities and role.
Main Description
The new edition of this established reference work provides a comprehensive and balanced guide to international institutions. Highlighting the challenges of globalization and the newly-emerging powers on the world scene, the A-Z section of approx. 250 organizations provides detailed information on their origin, purpose, activities and role.
Long Description
This new edition of International Organizations provides a concise and balanced reference guide to approximately 250 international organizations, multilateral groups and worldwide forums serving political, security, social and cultural purposes. Highlighting their changing roles and functions as a result of the challenges of globalization and the newly-emerging powers on the world scene, this book includes an historical overview coupled with an up-to-date assessment of current developments. The A-Z arranged entries describe the evolution of different organizations at both the global and regional levels, from the United Nations to NATO, and the European Union to specialized bodies dealing with single products or issues. Each entry is divided into sub-headings and includes information on the history of the organization; its objectives, structure and activities; official and working languages; leading officials; full contact details; main publications and a short bibliographical list. Including detailed membership tables, a chronological table of foundation dates, a glossary of key terms and several indexes, this book is an invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in international affairs and institutions.
Description for Bookstore
The new edition of this established reference work provides a comprehensive guide to intergovernmental institutions worldwide.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Schiavone presents a comprehensive guide exclusively devoted to international organizations and major consultation forums, at the subregional, regional and interregional levels, stressing their changing role in the era of globalisation.
Table of Contents
Introduction
International Organizations A-Z Glossary International Organizations: Membership Tables Classificatin of Countries and Membership of Major Groups Chronology of Foundation Dates Classified
Index
Index of Acronyms
Index of Names
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