Data

International Authority

Last update: March 21, 2017

We are pleased to post the Measurement of International Authority (MIA) dataset on delegation and pooling of international authority for 76 international governmental organizations for 1950-2010. These data are annual. If you are planning to use the data or any of the documents posted here, please cite:

Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Tobias Lenz, Jeanine Bezuijen, Besir Ceka, Svet Derderyan (2017). Measuring International Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Volume III. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Table of contents Vol III

Documentation

The zip file contains three files:

  • MASTER dataset with raw data by IO-year for 374 coding variables (matrix=3295 x 374);
  • STATA do file to extract delegation and pooling variables;
  • DP dataset with aggregate delegation and pooling variables, delegation and pooling by decision area,  and delegation and pooling by decision stage (matrix=3295 x 19).
    MIA data set: STATA

The scores produced in the Measure of International Authority (MIA) are akin to Lego blocks that summarize coherent ingredients of international governance that can be aggregated in different ways for different purposes. Chapter One discusses the theoretical-conceptual underpinnings of the Measure of International Authority (MIA). It explains how we conceptualize international authority and press down the abstract concept into concrete indicators. Chapter Two sets out how we apply the coding scheme (Appendix II) and produce scores for particular IOs, on components of decision making or institutional structure, and across years. It sets out rules that underpin our interpretations while keeping a sharp eye on opaque concepts, awkward cases, and borderline decisions. It is intended to help the user traverse the gap between indicator and observation. Chapter Three scales up these indicators (or scores) to two dimensions of international authority, delegation and pooling. The first sections of this chapter shows how we aggregate scores for delegation and for pooling respectively. In the third section, we provide a glimpse on delegation and pooling over time and across decision areas.

Appendices with supporting material (pre-publication)

a) Appendix I: List of international organizations

b) Appendix II: Coding schema used to produce codes in MASTER dataset

c) Appendix III: Tables with Delegation and Pooling by IO-year, decision area, decision stage, year

Publications/Working papers from team members

Liesbet Hooghe, Tobias Lenz, Gary Marks. Forthcoming. Community, Scale and the Design of International Organization: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Volume IV. Oxford: Oxford University Press, in progress.

Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Tobias Lenz, Jeanine Bezuijen, Besir Ceka, Svet Derderyan [2017]. Measuring International Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Volume III. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Table of contents Vol III.

Karen Alter and Liesbet Hooghe [2016]. Regional Dispute Settlement. In Tanja Börzel and Thomas Risse (eds). Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 538-58.

Tobias Lenz and Gary Marks [2016]. Regional Institutional Design: Pooling and Delegation. In Tanja Börzel and Thomas Risse (eds). Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 518-538.

Tobias Lenz and Alexandr Burilkov [2016]. Institutional Pioneers in World Politics: Regional Institution Building and the Influence of the European Union. European Journal of International Relations DOI: 10.1177/1354066116674261.

Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks [2014]. Delegation and Pooling in International Organizations. Review of International Organizations 10 (3): 305-28.

Gary Marks, Tobias Lenz, Besir Ceka, Brian Burgoon [2014]. Discovering Cooperation: A Contractual Approach to Institutional Change in Regional International Organizations. EUI Working Paper RSCAS 2014/65, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Global Governance Program.

Tobias Lenz, Jeanine Bezuijen, Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks. [2014]. Patterns of International Organization: Task specific vs. General Purpose. Politische Vierteljahresschrift PVS Sonderheft 49/2014, S. 131-156.

Liesbet Hooghe, Jeanine Bezuijen, Svet Derderyan, Emanuel Coman [2014]. The Rise of Supranational Courts in International Organizations, Unpublished.