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Global Institutions

About the Series

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:

  • 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.

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

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Global Energy and Climate Governance Towards an Integrated Architecture

Global Energy and Climate Governance: Towards an Integrated Architecture

1st Edition


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 ...

Contemporary Preventive Diplomacy

Contemporary Preventive Diplomacy

1st Edition


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...

Small Countries, Big Diplomacy Laos in the UN, ASEAN and MRC

Small Countries, Big Diplomacy: Laos in the UN, ASEAN and MRC

1st Edition


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 ...

Trade Interests and UN Funding Commercial Earmarking of Multi-bi Aid

Trade Interests and UN Funding: Commercial Earmarking of Multi-bi Aid

1st Edition

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 ...

UN Global Compacts Governing Migrants and Refugees

UN Global Compacts: Governing Migrants and Refugees

1st Edition

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...

Why International Organizations Hate Politics Depoliticizing the World

Why International Organizations Hate Politics: Depoliticizing the World

1st Edition

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. ...

Mass Atrocities, the Responsibility to Protect and the Future of Human Rights ‘If Not Now, When?’

Mass Atrocities, the Responsibility to Protect and the Future of Human Rights: ‘If Not Now, When?’

1st Edition

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 ...

River Basin Organizations in Water Diplomacy

River Basin Organizations in Water Diplomacy

1st Edition

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 ...

International Secretariats Two Centuries of International Civil Servants and Secretariats

International Secretariats: Two Centuries of International Civil Servants and Secretariats

1st Edition

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 ...

Regionalism Under Stress Europe and Latin America in Comparative Perspective

Regionalism Under Stress: Europe and Latin America in Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

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 ...

Global Think Tanks Policy Networks and Governance

Global Think Tanks: Policy Networks and Governance

2nd Edition

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 ...

Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs

Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs

1st Edition

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 ...

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