The democratization of international organizations

First International Democracy Report 2014

Published by Routledge 15 December 2013

edited by
Giovanni Finizio
Lucio Levi
Nicola Vallinoto






Table of Contents




Tables and Figures

Foreword, Roberto Palea







1.                   Preface

Giovanni Finizio, Lucio Levi and Nicola Vallinoto


2.                   Introduction

Lucio Levi


3.                   The Legal and Political Status of International Parliamentary Institutions

Claudia Kissling


PART II: Universal Organisations


4.                   United Nations

Giovanni Finizio


5.                   World Bank

Tina M. Zappile


6.                   International Monetary Fund

Jonathan R. Strand


7.                   World Trade Organization

Alexia Herwig


8.                   International Labour Organization

Jill Jensen


9.                   Inter-Parliamentary Union

Claudia Kissling


PART III: Regional Organisations




10.               The Democratisation of the European Union: Historical and Theoretical Aspects

Mario Telò


Box 1.    Benelux


11.               European Union: the Process Towards Supranationality

Lucia Serena Rossi


Box 2.    Central European Iniziative


12.               The Democratisation of the European Union

Dawid Friedrich


Box 3.    Nordic Council





13.               African Union (AU)

Stephen S. Kingah


14.               Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Hélene Gandois


15.               West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

Kama Tapè Berengér


16.               Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Angela Meyer


17.               Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CAEMC)

Angela Meyer


18.               East African Community (EAC)

Korwa G. Adar


19.               Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Andreas Godsäter


Box 4.    Arab Maghreb Union





20.               South American Common Market (MERCOSUR)

Mariana Luna Pont


21.               Andean Community (CAN)

Dayanna Sanchez Rodriguez


22.               Union of South American Nations (UNASUR)

Nicolas Comini


23.               Central American Integration System (SICA)

Giannis Papageorgiou


24.               Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Tamara Brown-Onnis


25.               North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Jordan Bankhead



Asia and Oceania


26.               Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Herman Joseph S. Kraft


27.               South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

Deepshikha Shahi


28.               Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

Jordan Bankhead


29.               Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)

Chris Hamer



PART IV: Interregional Organisations


30.               Council of Europe (CoE)

Kundai M. Sithole


Box 5.    Arctic Council


31.               EU/ACP Partnership

Andrea Cofelice


Box 6.    International Organization of La Francophonie


32.               League of Arab States (LAS)

Nadine Mourad Sika


Box 7.    Council of Baltic Sea States


33.               North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Marek Madej


Box 8.    Organisation of Black Sea Economic Co-operation


34.               Organization of American States (OAS)

Marcos Aurélio Guedes de Oliveira


Box 9.    Organization of Islamic Cooperation


35.               Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Julinda Beqiraj


36.               Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)

Alexander Libman



37.          Autonomous Interparliamentary Assemblies

Edited by Laura Roscio


Amazonian Parliament

Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum

Association of Senates, Shoora and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World

Baltic Assembly

Central European Initiative

Indigenous Parliament of America

Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy

Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Americas

Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas




38                 Civil Society Movements and Campaigns for International Democracy


Nicola Vallinoto

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