Death of international organizations. The organizational ecology of intergovernmental organizations, 1815–2015

@article{EilstrupSangiovanni2018DeathOI,
  title={Death of international organizations. The organizational ecology of intergovernmental organizations, 1815–2015},
  author={Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni},
  journal={The Review of International Organizations},
  year={2018},
  volume={15},
  pages={339-370}
}
Under what conditions do international governmental organizations (IGOs) cease to exist? Surprisingly, leading theories of international organization rarely address this question. Across the theoretical spectrum scholars assume that international organizations have a high degree of “staying power”. Yet reality looks different. More than one-third of IGOs created since 1815 have since died. This article addresses the puzzle of why IGOs cease to exist. Using a combination of cross-sectional and… 
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