down precisely what this concept means. Here are a few questions to be
• What is regulatory quality?
• How do governments, internationalorganisations and academics
approach this concept?
• What are the advantages and limitations of an approach focused on
• How does the institutional context affect quality?
This chapter tackles these questions. As mentioned in chapter 1, our analysis
is conﬁned to the policy known as better regulation, that is, a set of initiatives
to improve the capacity of governments and the EU to deliver high
’ – rather than bibliography – after 1903.56 The stimulus
to create an institution for their further-reaching ambitions arrived with the
Congress of Global Economic Expansion in Mons in 1905. In response to one
of its resolutions, La Fontaine, Otlet and the Catholic civil servant Cyrille Van
Overbergh founded the Central Office of International Institutions which,
three years later, turned into the UIA. These bodies were conceived as clearing
houses for all kinds of internationalorganisations.
Internationalism as science
The idea that internationalism could and should be
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corpses or other
bodily remains, most often once the violence is over. The aim of
the present volume, then, is precisely to examine this status and
the factors at stake in its construction.
Once episodes of mass violence and genocides come to an end,
the resulting human remains become the subject of numerous and
varied forms of investment. They are claimed by families and states
and subjected to the attention of internationalorganisations and the
media. They may of course be forgotten, but they may equally be
instrumentalised, placed in memorials or, to the contrary
experts and stakeholders. However, there is evidence
that regulatory agencies and internationalorganisations are not meeting
their statutory obligations, falling short of their own guidelines in
practice (Dreyer and Renn, 2014; Hartley, 2016; Herwig, 2014).
We argue that public involvement in risk assessment is not reaching
its full potential owing to a considerable lack of clarity in the literature
and in practice about which publics should be involved in risk assessment and at what point they should be involved. Much of the riskgovernance literature examining public
dimension. Some have claimed the existence of a ‘right to democratic governance’ (Franck 1992) in international law, while others declared democracy to be a ‘settled norm’ (Frost 1996) whose contravention requires justification. The promotion of this powerful idea is no longer confined to rhetoric or the realm of philosophy as internationalorganisations such as the UN have created their own democracy agenda, adopting practices that support, or even promote, democracy. In the last twenty years democracy support has become mainstream UN practice, used in a variety of
understanding of the world, those actors are likely to perceive it as an existential threat.
Sociological institutionalism and UN peacekeeping
There is a relative paucity of sociological institutionalist analyses of UN peacekeeping. This is partly the result of a general neglect of internationalorganisations more broadly in sociological institutionalist studies, which have focused primarily on private firms and local government agencies, and only rarely on large international, intergovernmental organisations (Benner et al. 2011 : 53
anxieties and create unprecedented levels of social, democratic and cooperative
internationalorganisation. Such a motive was behind the recent revival of interest in friendship among IR theorists. This interest, however, grew against the
background of a sceptical/realist view that denies the reality for true and sincere
friendship between states and nations since states are inherently egoistic and are
mainly concerned with their own interest and security. This genealogical study
of the concept of friendship has demonstrated that the opposition of ethical
A local critique of international donors' discourses
This chapter aims at providing an overview of the vision, the strategy and the language of international donors’ funding of preventing violent extremism (hereinafter PVE) programmes in the field of international cooperation in Tunisia. Internationalorganisations are increasingly important actors in PVE policies in the country. For this reason, this chapter seeks to provide a reflection about their role in the Tunisian context, problematising their priorities and strategies through a critical analysis of the discourse constructed in the projects
to speak of, despite the existence of numerous internationalorganisations. Perhaps the most interesting and dynamic phenomenon
within law's empire itself is the development of private
worldwide law offices, of multinational law firms which tend to take a
global perspective of conflict regulation. 19
Thus, if neither Ehrlich's state law nor his