The Techniques of International Government

  • Evan Luard


The success of this complex of organizations we have been describing clearly depends ultimately on their ability to secure the co-operation of national governments. The most obvious difference between international and national administration is that international organizations do not dispose of the ultimate sanction of coercive power to secure compliance. International organizations have considerable authority, but no power. National governments may be pledged in a general way to cooperate with such bodies; but they cannot normally be compelled to do so in particular cases. International organizations have therefore had to devise a variety of techniques to induce co-operation.


National Government Majority Vote International Agency Simple Majority Joint Programme 
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