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Post-Treaty Politics: Secretariat Influence in Global Environmental Governance

Sikina Jinnah

Abstract

Post-Treaty Politics argues that secretariats—the administrative arms of international treaties—matter in world politics. Centrally, this book argues that in drawing from their unique networks and knowledge, secretariats emerge not simply as state functionaries or appendages, but as actors in their own right. The book examines secretariat influence through the lens of overlap management, showing that in the messy world of overlapping treaty regimes, secretariats are well-positioned, skilled, and willing to work through the challenges of overlap management. Although secretariats may not have th ... More

Keywords: Secretariat, Bureaucracy, global governance, overlap management, institutional interaction, power relations, global environmental politics, regime overlap, regime complex, bureaucratic influence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028042
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028042.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sikina Jinnah, author
American University