Resetting the Political Culture Agenda: From Polis to International Organization

  • Antonia┬áZervaki

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Law book series (BRIEFSLAW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Antonia Zervaki
    Pages 1-4
  3. Integrating Political Culture Into International Organization Theory

  4. Testing the Political Culture Hypothesis for International Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Antonia Zervaki
      Pages 29-40
    3. Antonia Zervaki
      Pages 41-49
    4. Antonia Zervaki
      Pages 51-63
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Antonia Zervaki
      Pages 67-71
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 73-87

About this book


The analysis of the formation processes and manifestations of political culture in the domain of international relations and organization lacks a concrete theoretical and methodological framework. However, the main theoretical and methodological deficits seem to be related to the need for a clear-cut definition of the concept itself as well as to the integration of political science methodological tools into the international institutional law debate. This book considers the basic theoretical and methodological requirements for the use of political culture as a conceptual tool in the field of international organization research. Moreover, it applies the core theoretical and methodological assumptions to three case-studies, namely, the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union, which are perceived as agents of distinct political cultures in the international system.



Council of Europe European Union Intergovernmental organizations International Organization International institutional law International relations Political culture Supranational organizations United Nations

Authors and affiliations

  • Antonia┬áZervaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political Science and Publc AdministrationUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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