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Global Institutions

Series Editor: Thomas G. Weiss, Rorden Wilkinson

The "Global Institutions Series" is edited by Thomas G. Weiss (The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA) and Rorden Wilkinson (University of Sussex, UK).

The Series has three "streams" identified by one of three cover colors:

  • Blue covers offer comprehensive, accessible, and informative guides to the history, structure, and activities of key international organizations, and introductions to topics of key importance in contemporary global governance. Recognized experts use a similar structure to address the general purpose and rationale for specific organizations along with historical developments, membership, structure, decision-making procedures, key functions, and an annotated bibliography and guide to electronic sources.
  • Red covers consist of research monographs and edited collections that advance knowledge about one aspect of global governance; they reflect a wide variety of intellectual orientations, theoretical persuasions, and methodological approaches.
  • Green covers will soon offer one-stop accounts for the major theoretical approaches to global governance and international organization.

Together these streams provide a coherent and complementary portrait of the problems, prospects, and possibilities confronting global institutions today.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 96 results in Global Institutions
  1. United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations

    Corporate Conduct and the Public Interest

    By Khalil Hamdani, Lorraine Ruffing

    Series: Global Institutions

    The United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations (UNCTC) was established in 1975 and abolished in 1992. It was an early effort by the UN to address the overlapping issues of national sovereignty, corporate responsibility and global governance. These issues have since multiplied and deepened...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Global Corporations in Global Governance

    By Christopher May

    Series: Global Institutions

    This book offers a concise and accessible overview and analysis of the place of large multinational and regional corporations in the political economy of global governance.May argues that not only do corporations have an impact on the institutions of global governance, but they must...

    Published March 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. International Judicial Institutions

    The architecture of international justice at home and abroad, 2nd Edition

    By Richard J. Goldstone, Adam M. Smith

    Series: Global Institutions

    This fully-updated and much expanded second edition provides a much needed, short and accessible introduction to the current debates in international humanitarian law. Written by a former UN Chief Prosecutor and a leading international law expert, this book analyses the legal and political...

    Published March 11th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Challenges of Constructing Legitimacy in Peacebuilding

    Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, and East Timor

    By Daisaku Higashi

    Series: Global Institutions

    Peacebuilding is a critical issue in world politics. Surprisingly, however, there has not been a full examination of concrete policies and implementation strategies to generate legitimacy in "host states" by either international relations (IR) theorists or practitioners. The objective of this book...

    Published March 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory

    Edited by William E. DeMars, Dennis Dijkzeul

    Series: Global Institutions

    It has become commonplace to observe the growing pervasiveness and impact of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). And yet the three central approaches in International Relations (IR) theory, Liberalism, Realism and Constructivism, overlook or ignore the importance of NGOs, both theoretically and...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Global Poverty

    Global governance and poor people in the Post-2015 Era, 2nd Edition

    By David Hulme

    Series: Global Institutions

    Around 1.4 billion people presently live in extreme poverty, and yet despite this vast scale, the issue of global poverty had a relatively low international profile until the end of the 20th century. In this important new work, Hulme charts the rise of global poverty as a priority global issue, and...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Rising Powers, Global Governance and Global Ethics

    Edited by Jamie Gaskarth

    Series: Global Institutions

    Two of the dominant themes of discussion in international relations scholarship over the last decade have been global governance and rising powers. Underlying both discussions are profound ethical questions about how the world should be ordered, who is responsible for addressing global problems,...

    Published January 25th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations

    Edited by Dan Plesch, Thomas G. Weiss

    Series: Global Institutions

    The creation of the UN system during World War II is a largely unknown or forgotten story among contemporary decision makers, international relations specialists, and policy analysts. This book aims to recover the wartime history of the United Nations and explore how the forgotten past can shed...

    Published January 12th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 21st Century Democracy Promotion in the Americas

    Standing up for the Polity

    By Jorge Heine, Brigitte Weiffen

    Series: Global Institutions

    This volume examines the promotion and defense of democracy in the Americas. Taking the Inter-American Democratic Charter (IADC) of 2001 as a baseline, it charts the evolution of the issue over the past decade. Although it considers historical antecedents, the main focus of the book is on key...

    Published September 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The BRICS and Coexistence

    An Alternative Vision of World Order

    Edited by Cedric de Coning, Thomas Mandrup, Liselotte Odgaard

    Series: Global Institutions

    The grouping consisting of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) was initially meant to be nothing more than clever investment jargon referring to the largest and most attractive emerging economies. However, these countries identified with the BRIC concept, and started to meet annually as a group...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. European Union and Environmental Governance
    By Henrik Selin, Stacy D. VanDeveer
    To Be Published April 13th 2015
  2. Constructivism and Global Governance
    By Alice D. Ba, Matthew J. Hoffmann
    To Be Published May 19th 2015
  3. The Politics of International Organizations: Views from insiders
    Edited by Patrick Weller, Xu Yi-chong
    To Be Published May 27th 2015
  4. Governing Climate Change, 2nd Edition

    To Be Published June 1st 2015
  5. Contemporary Human Rights Ideas, 2nd Edition
    By Bertrand G Ramcharan
    To Be Published June 15th 2015
  6. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: Politics, Problems, and Potential
    By Turan Kayaoglu
    To Be Published June 24th 2015
  7. International Aid
    By Paul Mosley
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  8. Expert Knowledge in Global Trade
    Edited by Erin Hannah, James Scott, Silke Trommer
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  9. The BRICS in a Changing International System: Emerging Structures of Global Governance
    By Mônica Herz, João Pontes Nogueira
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  10. The Politics of Global Economic Surveillance
    By Martin Edwards
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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