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 two "streams" identified by their covers:
Together these streams provide a coherent and complementary portrait of the problems, prospects, and possibilities confronting global institutions today.
Contemporary Preventive Diplomacy
Mass Atrocities, the Responsibility to Protect and the Future of Human Rights ‘If Not Now, When?’
River Basin Organizations in Water Diplomacy
International Secretariats Two Centuries of International Civil Servants and Secretariats
Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs
By Harald L. Heubaum
December 31, 2021
This book provides an in depth analysis of global governance integration and institutional innovation. The volume argues that for global GHG emissions to be stabilized and reduced in line with targets global energy and climate governance need to align and integrate more closely, avoiding the ...
By Bertrand G. Ramcharan
November 21, 2021
This book offers an explanation and evaluation of preventative diplomacy in an age of increasing precariousness. It emphasises the importance of pursuing diplomacy and human security in connection with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which promote development grounded in peace, justice, and...
By Alounkeo Kittikhoun, Anoulak Kittikhoun
October 15, 2021
This book shows how small countries use "big" diplomacy to advance national interests and global agendas. Using the case of Laos, it explores how a small land-locked developing state maneuvered among the big players and championed causes of international concern at three of the world’s important ...
By Paweł Gmyrek
July 16, 2021
This book examines a particular type of donor behavior – known as country earmarking of contributions – which occurs within the voluntary financing system of the United Nations. The research demonstrates that already during the period of the Millennium Development Goals a large share of the ...
By Nicholas R. Micinski
April 29, 2021
UN Global Compacts is a concise introduction to the key concepts, issues, and actors in global migration governance and presents a comprehensive analysis of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, the Global Compact on Refugees, and the Global Compact for Migration. The book places the...
By Marieke Louis, Lucile Maertens
April 06, 2021
Building on the concept of depoliticization, this book provides a first systematic analysis of International Organizations (IO) apolitical claims. It shows that depoliticization sustains IO everyday activities while allowing them to remain engaged in politics, even when they pretend not to. ...
By Simon Adams
January 27, 2021
This book ambitiously weaves together history and politics to explain all of the major situations where mass atrocities have occurred, or been prevented, over the 15 years since the 'Responsibility to Protect' (R2P) was adopted at the 2005 UN World Summit. The author provides a history of ...
Edited By Anoulak Kittikhoun, Susanne Schmeier
November 20, 2020
Will tensions and disputes among states sharing international water courses and lakes turn into active conflicts? Addressing this question, the book shows that these concerns are more prominent due to the locations and underlying political dynamics of some of these large rivers and the strategic ...
By Bob Reinalda
October 28, 2020
Providing a comprehensive overview of two centuries of international civil servants and international secretariats, this book reveals how international secretariats have emerged and evolved, focusing on both structures (international public administrations) and the practitioners (international ...
Edited By Detlef Nolte, Brigitte Weiffen
June 15, 2020
Regionalism is under stress. The European Union has been challenged by the Eurozone crisis, refugee flows, terrorist attacks, Euroscepticism, and Brexit. In Latin America, regional cooperation has been stagnating. Studying Europe and Latin America within a broader comparative perspective, this ...
By James G. McGann, Laura C. Whelan
March 05, 2020
This completely revised edition of Global Think Tanks: Policy Networks and Governance provides a clear description of, and context for, the global proliferation of think tanks. It explores the origins, development, and diversity of think tanks and policy networks, discusses past and current issues ...
Edited By Dennis Dijkzeul, Margit Fauser
February 13, 2020
Analyzing the role and impact of Diaspora Organizations (DOs) in International Relations (IR), this interdisciplinary volume provides empirical accounts of their work across Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East. Over the last three decades, DOs have increased in number, spread to new ...