International bureaucracies have developed into important global actors. Although the member states of international and supranational organizations determine much of the major decisions, the preparation of these major decisions, the day-to-day decisions and the actual running of these institutions are in the hands of administrative actors. As a consequence, the research on management and management reforms in international organizations are of increasing importance.
The questions discussed in this module are: What are the sources of influence of international and supranational bureaucracies? What role do they have in institutional design? How do they interact with the member states and affect decision-making? How can they be held accountable? What are the features of effective management and leadership of international bureaucracies? What role can be attributed to rules and law? The administration of institutions and agencies of the European Union will be analyzed in a separate course. In this unique setting, the determinants of working on the European level will be explored, as well as the role of the administration in a multilevel-system governed by European law.
The students learn about the internal structure of international organizations. They will be able to discuss the role of international bureaucracies in decision-making and identify management problems in the specific setting of international and supranational organizations.
Lehrveranstaltungen im Modul (Vorlesungsverzeichnis)
| Management of International Organizations
| The Dynamics of European Administration