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Global Institutions

About the Series

Founded in 2003 by Professors Thomas G. Weiss and Rorden Wilkinson, and publishing its first volume in 2005, the Global Institutions book series is the benchmark series for works on the history, structure, and activities of international institutions and key issues and processes that permeate therein.

Covering topics of importance in contemporary and historical global governance, titles in the series cover the developments, membership, structure, decision-making procedures, key functions, problems, prospects, and possibilities confronting global institutions today and in the future.

Continuing the dedication of the founding series editors to high-quality, theoretical and empirical engagement with the full range of issues confronting global institutions, privileging knowledge from all perspectives, and publishing works in an accessible form for academic, policymaking, and lay audiences, we welcome new submissions to the series. To discuss proposals for research monographs, edited collections, short form books, and texts from a wide variety of intellectual orientations, theoretical persuasions, and methodological approaches please contact Rob Sorsby, Senior Editor for Politics and IR– [email protected].

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Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups The Frontlines of Diplomacy

Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups: The Frontlines of Diplomacy

1st Edition

By Ashley Clements
November 28, 2019

Humanitarians operate on the frontlines of today’s armed conflicts, where they regularly negotiate to provide assistance and to protect vulnerable civilians. This book explores this unique and under-researched field of humanitarian negotiation. It details the challenges faced by humanitarians ...

India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum (IBSA) The Rise of the Global South

India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum (IBSA): The Rise of the Global South

1st Edition

By Oliver Stuenkel
November 08, 2016

The establishment of the IBSA as one of the principal platforms of South-South cooperation is one of the most notable developments in international politics during the first decade of the twenty-first century. While the concept is now frequently referred to in discussions about the Global South, ...

Negotiations in the World Trade Organization Design and Performance

Negotiations in the World Trade Organization: Design and Performance

1st Edition

By Michal Parizek
October 10, 2019

This book examines the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the context of the global economy in the twenty-first century, arguing that many problems within the institution lie in the disparity between its design and the nature of its tasks. Studying the global trade regime and the unsuccessful Doha...

Protecting the Internally Displaced Rhetoric and Reality

Protecting the Internally Displaced: Rhetoric and Reality

1st Edition

By Phil Orchard
October 01, 2019

Today, there are over 40 million conflict-induced internally displaced persons (IDPs) globally, almost double the number of refugees. Yet, IDPs are protected only by the soft-law Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement at the global level. Instead of a dedicated international organization, IDPs...

Understanding the Humanitarian World

Understanding the Humanitarian World

1st Edition

By Daniel Maxwell, Kirsten Gelsdorf
May 08, 2019

Conflict and disaster have been part of human history for as long as it has been recorded. Over time, more mechanisms for responding to crises have developed and become more systematized. Today a large and complex ‘global humanitarian response system’ made up of a multitude of local, national and ...

Towards a Global Consensus Against Corruption International Agreements as Products of Diffusion and Signals of Commitment

Towards a Global Consensus Against Corruption: International Agreements as Products of Diffusion and Signals of Commitment

1st Edition

By Mathis Lohaus
March 05, 2019

Corruption has long been identified as a governance challenge, yet it took states until the 1990s to adopt binding agreements combating it. While the rapid spread of anti-corruption treaties appears to mark a global consensus, a closer look reveals that not all regional and international ...

Multinational Rapid Response Mechanisms From Institutional Proliferation to Institutional Exploitation

Multinational Rapid Response Mechanisms: From Institutional Proliferation to Institutional Exploitation

1st Edition

Edited By John Karlsrud, Yf Reykers
January 28, 2019

The track record of military rapid response mechanisms, troops on standby, ready to be deployed to a crisis within a short time frame by intergovernmental organizations, remains disappointing. Yet, many of the obstacles to multinational actors launching a rapid and effective military response in ...

The IMF, the WTO & the Politics of Economic Surveillance

The IMF, the WTO & the Politics of Economic Surveillance

1st Edition

By Martin Edwards
December 14, 2018

Both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) practice periodic surveillance of members to ensure that countries are adopting appropriate economic policies. Despite the importance of these procedures, they remain understudied by scholars. The global economic ...

A League of Democracies Cosmopolitanism, Consolidation Arguments, and Global Public Goods

A League of Democracies: Cosmopolitanism, Consolidation Arguments, and Global Public Goods

1st Edition

By John J. Davenport
December 11, 2018

In the 21st century, as the peoples of the world grow more closely tied together, the question of real transnational government will finally have to be faced. The end of the Cold War has not brought the peace, freedom from atrocities, and decline of tyranny for which we hoped. It is also clearer ...

Accessing and Implementing Human Rights and Justice

Accessing and Implementing Human Rights and Justice

1st Edition

Edited By Kurt Mills, Melissa Labonte
December 11, 2018

Accessing human rights and justice mechanisms is a pressing issue in global politics. Although an understanding of justice is inherent in broad human rights discourses, there is no clear consensus on how to develop adequate means of accessing them in order to make a difference to people’s lives. ...

Moral Obligations and Sovereignty in International Relations A Genealogy of Humanitarianism

Moral Obligations and Sovereignty in International Relations: A Genealogy of Humanitarianism

1st Edition

By Andrea Paras
November 05, 2018

How has contemporary humanitarianism become the dominant framework for how states construct their moral obligations to non-citizens? To answer this question, this book examines the history of humanitarianism in international relations by tracing the relationship between transnational moral ...

Global Business Associations

Global Business Associations

1st Edition

By Karsten Ronit
October 09, 2018

Global business tends to be perceived as a number of individual but powerful multinational corporations, capable of controlling markets and influencing political decisions; in fact, global business is highly organized through a plethora of associations that bring together competing companies and ...

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