Last updated: May 6, 2020. ** Please save the file on your hard disk before opening; each data file is a zip file.**
Welcome! The Measure of International Authority (MIA) contains estimates of the delegation and pooling of authority (1950-2010) and policy portfolio for 76 international organizations (1950-2017). All MIA estimates are annual. We are working on an update through 2020.
Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Tobias Lenz, Jeanine Bezuijen, Besir Ceka, Svet Derderyan. 2017. Measuring International Authority. Oxford: OUP. Table of Contents* || Select chapters: From Concept to Measure || How We Apply the Coding Scheme || Constructing the MIA Dataset || Replication data.
Liesbet Hooghe, Tobias Lenz, Gary Marks. 2019. A Theory of International Organization. Oxford: OUP. Table of Contents. || Select chapters: Foundations of a Postfunctionalist Theory of International Organization || The Basic Set-Up || The Resistible Rise of International Authority || Book Appendix || Replication data || Online Appendix.
MIA disaggregates delegation and pooling into components that tap a) the structure and composition of IO bodies and b) their role in decision making at c) five decision stages across d) six decision areas. Like Lego blocs, they can be aggregated in different ways for different purposes. Our aggregation produces annual measures of delegation and pooling, scaled to vary from 0-1.
Unpublished profiles of 31 IOs
Excel files for each IO
Coding for each IO is summarized in an IO-specific excel file, which you can download here or via the dropdown menu below. It is useful to have in hand the excel manual, which takes you through the excel file step-by-step.
*This research was funded by the European Union’s Advanced European Research Council grant # 249543 “Causes and Consequences of Multilevel Governance.”
Publications/Working papers from team members
Liesbet Hooghe, Tobias Lenz, Gary Marks. 2019. A Theory of International Organization. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Table of Contents
Liesbet Hooghe, Tobias Lenz, Gary Marks. 2018. “Contested World Order: The Delegitimation of International Governance,” Review of International Organizations, published online [https://doi.org/10.1007/s11558-018-9334-3]
Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Tobias Lenz, Jeanine Bezuijen, Besir Ceka, Svet Derderyan . Measuring International Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Volume III. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Table of Contents.
Karen Alter and Liesbet Hooghe . 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 . 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 . 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 . Delegation and Pooling in International Organizations. Review of International Organizations 10 (3): 305-28. Online appendix; Replication data and do file.
Gary Marks, Tobias Lenz, Besir Ceka, Brian Burgoon . 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. . 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 . The Rise of Supranational Courts in International Organizations, Unpublished.