Die Autonomie internationaler Verwaltungsstäbe als Akteure nicht-hierarchischer Politiktransfers

Busch, Per-Olof 2015: Die Autonomie internationaler Verwaltungsstäbe als Akteure nicht-hierarchischer Politiktransfers. In: Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt, Martin Koch and Andrea Liese (eds.), Internationale Organisationen: Autonomie, Politisierung, interorganisationale Beziehungen und Wandel. Wiesbaden: Nomos Verlag, 105-130.

International public administrations are increasingly perceived as autonomous actors prompting states to adopt policies without resorting to coercion or legal obligations. Starting from these observations, I determine abilities and characteristics of international public administrations that contribute to their autonomy as agents of non-hierarchical policy transfers. To this end, I draw on theoretical considerations and empirical results from policy transfer research. I find that the various abilities that contribute to this autonomy of international public administrations are essentially rooted in two structural characteristics: in as many states as possible their staff should (a) be present and (b) analyze the state, development and reform need of national policies on a regular basis.