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Book Chapter

The Cultures of International Organizations

Stephen C. Nelson and Catherine Weaver. 2014. The Cultures of International Organizations, in Jacob Katz Cogan, Ian Hurd and Ian Johnstone, eds. The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

pThis chapter reviews the theories and empirical work on the organizational cultures of international organizations.nbsp; We tackle three key tasks: (1) provide a review of how organizational culture is conceptualized in a way amenable to observation and analysis; (2) assess how we can best demonstrate how and when culture matters, and especially how much culture matters in relations to factors such as political power and material interests; (3) propose a typology of culture-based theories that vary in terms of treating culture as a constraint or strategic resource; and (4) discuss problems of measurement and inference in the study of IO cultures.nbsp; The chapter includes several details examples drawn from cases of major international organizations such as the IMF, World Bank, and United Nations.nbsp;nbsp;/p

Research Topic: 
Global and Regional Governance
International Finance and Money