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Policy Processes and International Organisation Tasks

  • James Patrick Sewell

Abstract

This essay explores one possible course across an almost trackless field: the burgeoning universe of international organisations. Is there a way to traverse this field without neglecting real diversities ? Would it be possible to comprehend the vast range of international organisation activities in a manner which elucidates the varied conditions of their existence and their modification?

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Policy Process Counter Strategy Period Credit International Development Association United Nations Industrial Development Organisation 
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    Cf. Miriam Camps, European Unification in the Sixties (New York, Toronto, London, Sydney: McGraw-Hill, 1966) pp. 115 ff. One recalls New Deal efforts to bring together industrial spokesmen and thereby encourage national recovery from the Great Depression. Once acquainted with each other and the possibilities of concerted policy, industrialists demonstrated that they needed no Governmental hand to direct their free exchange of information.Google Scholar
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