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Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs)

About IGOs and Their Documentation

Aufricht, Hans.
Guide to League of Nations publications : a bibliographical survey of the work of the League, 1920-1947.
New York : Columbia University Press, 1951.
Perkins Public Documents/Maps League of Nations Lref Aufr
Law Library JZ4869 .A94 1951 Check availability @ Duke
Appendices: 1. Documents relating to the League of nations.--2. Documents relating to the International Labor Organization and the Permanent Court of International Justice.--3. Documents relating to the transfer of League of Nations assets and functions to the United Nations.
Hajnal, Peter I. (ed.)
Civil society in the information age.
Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2002. Perkins/Bostock Library 300 C582, 2002 Check availability @ Duke
Hajnal, Peter I.
The G8 system and the G20 : evolution, role and documentation.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2007.
Perkins/Bostock Library HF1359 .H34 2007 Check availability @ Duke
Hajnal, Peter I.
International information : documents, publications, and electronic information of international governmental organizations.
Englewood, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 1997-2001.
Perkins/Bostock Library Reference JZ4850 .I58 1997 v.1-2 Check availability @ Duke

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Ducasse-Rogier, Marianne.
The International Organization for Migration, 1951-2001.
Geneva, Switzerland: IOM, 2001.
Perkins Public Documents/Maps UN Documents IOM*/ 2001 Check availability @ Duke
Ginneken, Anique H. M. van
Historical dictionary of the League of Nations.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006.
Perkins/Bostock Reference JZ4869 .G56 2006 Check availability @ Duke
MacKenzie, David Clark.
A world beyond borders : an introduction to the history of international organizations.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.
Perkins/Bostock Library JZ4839 .M33 2010 Check availability @ Duke
Reinalda, Bob.
Routledge history of international organizations : from 1815 to the present day.
London ; New York: Routledge, 2009.
Perkins/Bostock Library JZ4839 .R45 2009 Check availability @ Duke
Viorst, Milton.
Reaching for the olive branch : UNRWA and peace in the Middle East.
Washington, D.C.; Bloomington: Middle East Institute; Indiana University Press, 1989.
Perkins Public Documents/Maps UN Documents UNRWA V798 R281
Perkins/Bostock Library HV640.5.A6 V56 1989
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Walters, F. P. (Francis Paul).
A history of the League of Nations.
London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1965
Perkins/Bostock Library JZ4871 .W359 1965 Check availability @ Duke

Data Sets about IGOs

Bearce, David.
Intergovernmental Organizations, Socialization, and Member-State Interest Convergence.
Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, 2012
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Summary: This article explores the constructivists' institutional socialization hypothesis, positing that intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) make member-state interests more similar over time, thus promoting interest convergence. We first show how this hypothesis can be tested systematically using relatively new data on dyadic interest similarity and joint structured IGO membership, and then we conduct a series of empirical tests. Our results show strong statistical support for the institutional socialization hypothesis, using both global and more restricted regional samples. We also demonstrate how our results are consistent with a longer-term socialization process and cannot be explained by the short-term effect of institutional information. Finally, we show some limits to the institutional socialization hypothesis. Unstructured IGOs reveal no effect in promoting member-state interest convergence. Following recent theory arguing that great powers in the international s! ystem often use IGOs for coercive means, we find that institutional socialization gets weaker as the power imbalance within the dyad grows.
Jacobson, Harold K.
International Governmental Organizations: Memberships and Characteristics, 1981 and 1992.
Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, 1998
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Summary: This collection contains four datasets describing the membership and characteristics of International Governmental Organizations (IGOs) in 1981 and 1992. For the International Governmental Organizations data (Parts 1 and 2), the variables consist of organizations and the countries are cases. Parts 3 and 4, the Countries and Territories data, list countries as variables and organizations as cases. Additional variables for countries include geography, gross domestic product (GDP), and status of sovereignty. Other variables used to describe the IGOs cover basis for membership, function of IGO, annual budget, and whether the IGO's function was largely scientific.
Lopez, George A., and Stern, Jean M.
Comparative Study of Intergovernmental Organizations, l970-1971.
Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, 1984
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Summary: This study includes data on the identity, environmental attributes, and substantive concerns of 240 intergovernmental organizations active in 1970-1971. Variables provide information on the year these organizations were founded, their relations with other intergovernmental and non-governmental international organizations, the number of their state and non-state members, and the geographic region to which the members belonged. Data were also collected regarding the specific issues that the organizations dealt with.
Wallace, Michael, and Singer, J. David.
Intergovernmental Organization Data, 1816-1964.
Series: Correlates of War Project Series
Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, 1984
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Summary: This data collection describes the membership status of 148 nations in 237 inter-governmental organizations (IGO) that were extant in the 30 five-year periods from 1815-1967. Each nation is coded at five-year intervals for membership types, such as full or associate membership in the particular IGO, and membership or nonmembership in the international system.