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Institutions of the Global South

1st Edition

By Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-Wagner


252 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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While clearly assessing the achievements, performance and responses of major global south institutions to global change, Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-Wagner shows how and why such arrangements are critical in the South’s efforts to call the international community’s attention to their concerns and to resolve their special problems.

Focusing on a range of key areas to provide the reader with a well-rounded understanding of this important subject in international affairs, the book:

  • offers a rationale for the institutional development in the global South
  • elaborates on the scope of membership, structure, aims, and problems of such institutions
  • assesses the utility of tri-continental political and economic organizations
  • examines the history and activities of region-wide organizations
  • evaluates the potential of sub-regional integration arrangements
  • analyses the applicability of various theories, and makes suggestions with respect to the study of global South institutions.

The lack of a comprehensive and accessible compilation of institutions of key importance to the global South in the post-war period, makes this book essential reading to students and scholars in the fields of in international organization, international politics, foreign policy, international development, and global south public policies.

Table of Contents

Introduction Multilateralism and the global south 1. Tricontinental diplomacy: the Non-Aligned Movement 2. Tricontinental functionalism: the Group of 77 3. Tricontinental single-issue functionalism: the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries 4. Regional visions: Pan-Americanism 5. Regional visions: Pan-Africanism 6. Regional visions: Pan-Arabism and Pan-Islam 7. Subregional communities: Latin America and the Caribbean 8. Subregional communities: Africa 9. Subregional communities: Asia 10. Summarizing global south institutionalism Notes Bibliography

About the Author

Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-Wagner is Professor of Political Science at The City College, and at The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. She is a specialist in foreign policy and international development with an area studies focus on the Caribbean small states and the global south.

About the Series

Global Institutions

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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