The Economic Structure of the Law of International Organizations

Joel P. Trachtman
2014 Social Science Research Network  
The essence of an international organiqation is the delegation of decision-making authority from individual states to the organiqation, which represents the collectivity of member states. The focus of this Article is on the distinct formal structure and function of international organiqations, as distinct from international law per se. This Article evaluates the reasons for creation of international organiations, as well as the reasons why particular structures of international organizations
more » ... utilized. It evaluates the relationship among assignment of subject matter authority, legislative capaci, adjudicative capaciy, enforcement capadly, and membership. It examines how these features correspond to particular contexts of international cooperation.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2385751 fatcat:o33thzbtdvb57gitzw6pyzusja