Introduction: The Growth of International Government

  • Evan Luard


To write about the growth of international government may seem a little premature. It surely begs a question still to be proved: is there anything that can properly be called ‘government’ at the international level?


National State National Government International Level Voluntary Contribution Judicial Decision 
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    Many writers on political science have attempted to set out these functions. Among the best-known recent formulations are those in G. Almond and J. S. Coleman, The Politics of the Developing Areas (Princeton, NJ, 1960)Google Scholar
  2. D. Easton, A Systems Analysis of Political Life (New York, 1965).Google Scholar
  3. For a discussion of the functions performed by international institutions see M. Elmandjra, The United Nations System: an Analysis (London, 1973), pp. 279–80.Google Scholar

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