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International Organization and Global Governance

Edited by Thomas G. Weiss, Rorden Wilkinson

Routledge – 2014 – 702 pages

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Description

Featuring a diverse and impressive array of authors, this volume is the most comprehensive textbook available for all interested in international organization and global governance. Organized around a concern with how the world is and could be governed, the book offers:

  • in-depth and accessible coverage of the history and theories of international organization and global governance;
  • discussions of the full range of state, intergovernmental, and nonstate actors; and
  • examinations of key issues in all aspects of contemporary global governance.

The book’s 50 chapters are arranged into 7 parts and woven together by a comprehensive introduction to the field, separate section introductions designed to guide students and faculty, and helpful pointers to further reading. International Organization and Global Governance is a self-contained resource enabling readers to better comprehend the role of myriad actors in the governance of global life as well as to assemble the many pieces of the contemporary global governance puzzle.

Reviews

"International Organization and Global Governance should have a place on any international relations scholar’s shelf. In addition to its sheer comprehensiveness as a reference work, it takes the crucial conceptual leap of focusing not on organizations, institutions, regimes, or any other piece of international order, but instead on the presence or absence of actual governance: the successful exercise of power to achieve outcomes. As one important chapter asks, who are the actual governors of the international system? The answers, with respect to many areas of international life, are surprising."

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA.

It is impossible to understand global governance without recognizing the important roles played by international organizations and non-state actors. This volume brings together cutting edge work by experts in their various fields to synthesize actor based and issue based insights about global governance.

Peter M. Haas, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.

A comprehensive survey of the theory and practice of global governance in the modern world. Comprised of outstanding essays by acknowledged experts and filled with important insights, International Organization and Global Governance is essential reading for scholars and students as well as practitioners.

David A. Lake, Jerri-Ann and Gary E. Jacobs Professor of Social Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, USA.

Never before has a book demonstrated so systematically that 'global governance' offers a useful lens to analyze world politics. Extraordinarily comprehensive, it will become a vital reference for academics and practitioners.

Jean-Philippe Thérien, Université de Montréal, Canada.

This volume brings together contributions from an outstanding group of scholars. It is an indispensable guide for understanding the full range of contemporary challenges of global governance and international organizations, from a variety of perspectives.

Keith Krause, Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.

This very comprehensive collection, which includes contributions from many of the leading figures in the field, is sure to be the principal reference work on international organizations and global governance for many years to come.

John Ravenhill, Australian National University, Australia.

Weiss and Wilkinson have assembled a magnificent set of chapters from leading scholars that simultaneously provides a tour de force of international organizations and a clear guide to conceptualizing and understanding global governance. This persuasive account of the history, power and authority of international organizations should be required reading for all students, professors and practitioners of global governance and international relations.

Catherine Weaver, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, USA.

A tour de force… This meticulously conceived textbook on global governance and international organizations with essays by some of the world’s finest experts will be a classic for scholars and practitioners from day 1.

Jan Wouters, Jean Monnet Chair EU and Global Governance, Director of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium.

Extensive and rigorous, Weiss and Wilkinson present in a single volume the history, theory, cross-cutting issues and empirical cases vital to understanding International Organizations. This is a must have for scholars of IOs.

Susan Park, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia.

Kofi Annan was right: we are creating a global village. Hence, the need for stronger global village councils becomes more pressing day by day. Despite this, few understand how spectacularly global governance—in all its manifestations—has grown and why it needs to keep growing to keep the world safe. Weiss and Wilkinson have done us a remarkable service by producing this volume now: it provides an indispensable guide to the fastest growing global industry. And it will be read and studied for several decades as the world continues to converge.

Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

The fifty chapters in this book, written by scholars from around the world, provide a comprehensive overview of the expanding agenda and participation in global governance. All readers will become aware of how they are involved in global governance, and how they might respond.

Chadwick F. Alger, Mershon Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, USA.

The reach and scope of this collection renders it invaluable for situating the study of international organizations in the broader field of IR.

Thomas Biersteker, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland.

Contents

Part I: Introduction From International Organization to Global Governance Thomas G. Weiss (The CUNY Graduate Center) and Rorden Wilkinson (University of Manchester) Part II: Contextualizing International Organization and Global Governance Section Introduction 1. The Emergence of Global Governance Craig Murphy (Wellesley College and University of Massachusetts, Boston) 2. The Evolution of International Law Charlotte Ku (University of Illinois College of Law) 3. International Organizations and the Diffusion of Power Michael Barnett (George Washington University) and Raymond Duvall (University of Minnesota) 5. The Diffusion of Authority David Held (Durham University) 6. Who Governs the Globe? Susan K. Sell (George Washington University) Part III: Theories of International Organization and Global Governance Section Introduction 7. Realism Jason Charrette (University of Connecticut) and Jennifer Sterling-Folker (University of Connecticut) 8. Classical Liberal Internationalism Christer Jönsson (Lund University) 9. Neoliberal Institutionalism David P. Forsythe (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) 10. Rational Choice and Principal-Agent Theory Duncan Snidal (University of Oxford) and Henning Tamm (University of Oxford) 11. Constructivism Rodney Bruce Hall (University of Oxford) 12. Critical Theory Robert W. Cox (York University) 13. Classical Marxism Paul Cammack (City University of Hong Kong) 14. Feminism Susanne Zwingel (State University of New York, Potsdam), Elisabeth Prügl (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva) and Gülay Caglar (Humboldt University of Berlin) 15. Post-Hegemonic Multilateralism Amitav Acharya (American University) Part IV: States and International Institutions in Global Governance Section Introduction 16. The UN System Leon Gordenker (Princeton University) 18. The UN General Assembly M. J. Peterson (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) 19. Regional Governance Monica Herz (Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Rio de Janiero) 20. The European Union Ben Rosamond (University of Copenhagen) 21. The BRICs in the New Global Economic Geography Andrew F. Cooper (University of Waterloo) and Ramesh Thakur (Australian National University) 22. The Global South Ian Taylor (University of St. Andrews) 23. US Hegemony W. Andy Knight (University of Alberta and University of the West Indies) Part V: Non-State Actors in Global Governance Section Introduction 24. UN-Business Partnerships Catia Gregoratti (Lund University) 25 Civil Society and NGOs Jan Aart Scholte (University of Warwick) 26. Labor Steve Hughes (Newcastle University) and Nigel Haworth (University of Auckland) 27. Credit Rating Agencies Timothy Sinclair (University of Warwick) 28. Think Tanks and Global Policy Networks James McGann (University of Pennsylvania) 29. Global Philanthropy Michael Moran (Swinburne University of Technology) 30. Private Military and Security Companies Peter J. Hoffman (The New School) 31. Transnational Criminal Networks Frank Madsen (University of Cambridge)Part VI: Securing the World, Governing Humanity Section Introduction 31. UN Security Council and Peace Operations Paul D. Williams (George Washington University) and Alex J. Bellamy (Griffith University) 32. Regional Organizations and Global Security Governance S. Neil MacFarlane (University of Oxford) 33.Weapons of Mass Destruction Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu (New York University) 34. From "Global War" to Global Governance: Counterterrorism Cooperation in World Politics Peter Romaniuk (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY) 35. Human Rights in Global Governance Julie Mertus (American University) 36. The Pursuit of International Justice Richard J. Goldstone (University of Virginia Law School) 37. Humanitarian Intervention and R2P Simon Chesterman (National University of Singapore) 38. Crisis and Humanitarian Containment Fabrice Weissman (Médecins sans Frontières) 39. Post-conflict Peacebuilding Rob Jenkins (Hunter College, CUNY) 40. Human Security as a Global Public Good Fen Hampson (Centre or International Governance Innovation and Carleton University) and Mark Raymond (Centre for International Governance Innovation) Part VII: Governing the Economic and Social World Section Introduction 41. Global Financial Governance Bessma Momani (University of Waterloo) Global Trade Governance Bernard Hoekman (European University Institute) 42. Global Development Governance Katherine Marshall (Georgetown University) 43. Global Environmental Governance Elizabeth DeSombre (Wellesley College) 44. Regional Development Banks Jonathan R. Strand (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) 45. Climate Change Matthew J. Hoffmann (University of Toronto) 46. Sustainable Development 47. Roger A. Coate (Georgia College and State University) 48. Poverty Reduction David Hulme (University of Manchester) and Oliver Turner (University of Manchester) 49. Food and Hunger Jennifer Clapp (University of Waterloo) 50. Global Health Sophie Harman (Queen Mary, University of London) 51. Refugees and Migration Khalid Koser (Geneva Centre for Security Policy)

Author Bio

Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The Graduate Center and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The City University of New York, Research Professor at SOAS, University of London, and past-President of the ISA (2009-10).

Rorden Wilkinson is Professor of International Political Economy in the School of Social Sciences and Research Director in the Brooks World Poverty Institute, both at the University of Manchester.

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