The EU's Power in Inter-Organisational Relations

  • Hanna¬†Ojanen

Part of the The European Union in International Affairs book series (EUIA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Hanna Ojanen
    Pages 11-44
  3. Hanna Ojanen
    Pages 45-76
  4. Hanna Ojanen
    Pages 109-135
  5. Hanna Ojanen
    Pages 137-155
  6. Hanna Ojanen
    Pages 157-187
  7. Hanna Ojanen
    Pages 189-202
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 203-231

About this book


This book studies inter-organisational relations from a new angle: power. Drawing on examples that highlight how the EU relates to NATO and to the UN, it shows how consequential inter-organisational relations are for the functioning and nature of the organisations, and how important it is to detect the forms of power exerted in these relations. Power, for international organisations, is above all about relevance. In an era when the legitimacy and role of international organisations is increasingly questioned, the organisations have a growing concern for ensuring their continued relevance. Subsequently, the management of relevance is a central part of inter-organisational relations and becomes visible in the way organisations handle questions about their tasks, hierarchies and image. Clear and accessible, the book will appeal both to the growing scholarly community working on inter-organisational relations and to a variety of audiences including practitioners and scholars outside the field of international relations.


Inter-Organisational Relations influence of the EU in international politics EU power in NATO EU power in the UN European Union politics power and influence of the EU EU in international relations measuring the relevance of the EU legitimacy of the EU hierachies of international organisations responsibilities of international organisations reputation of of international organisations the EU as an international actor

Authors and affiliations

  • Hanna¬†Ojanen
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ManagementUniversity of TampereTampereFinland

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