The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (2nd edition)

Richard Woodward

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Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is routinely heralded as one of the leading organs of global governance, yet it remains one of the least written about and least well understood of our major global institutions.

This fully revised and updated second edition builds a well-rounded understanding of this crucial, though often neglected, institution. A range of clearly written chapters chart the origins and evolution of the organization, comprehend its influence, examine its current agenda, and evaluate its future prospects. Rather than the simplified characterizations of the OECD as a “rich-country’s club” or “think tank,” this book suggests that truly understanding the OECD and its significance to global governance requires it to be conceived as the entity it truly is: an international organization.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages176
ISBN (Print)9781138494701
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • OECD
  • global governance
  • international organization


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