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2nd Edition

International Organization and Global Governance

ISBN 9781138236585
Published February 9, 2018 by Routledge
806 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Completely revised and updated for the second edition, this textbook continues to offer the most comprehensive resource available for all interested in international organization and global governance.

The book offers:

  • In-depth and accessible coverage of the history and theories of international organization and global governance.
  • Discussions of the full range of state, intergovernmental, and non-state actors.
  • Examinations of key issues in all aspects of contemporary world politics.

New additions to this edition include:

  • New and revised chapters on theories of international organization and global governance.
  • New substantive chapters on global corporations, China, financial markets, terrorist organizations, governing global energy, and the Internet.
  • Updated contributions to reflect the changing nature of world politics.

The book comprises fifty-four chapters arranged in seven parts and woven together by a comprehensive introduction to the field, along with separate introductions to each part to guide students and faculty, and helpful pointers to further reading.

International Organization and Global Governance is a self-contained resource enabling readers to comprehend more fully the role of myriad actors in the governance of global life as well as to assemble the many pieces of the contemporary global governance puzzle.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

From International Organization to Global Governance

Thomas G. Weiss and Rorden Wilkinson

Part II: Contextualizing International Organization and Global Governance

Part Introduction

1. The Emergence of Global Governance

Craig N. Murphy

2. The Evolution of International Law

Charlotte Ku

3. International Organizations and the Diffusion of Power

Michael Barnett and Raymond Duvall

4. The Diffusion of Authority

David Held

5. Who Governs the Globe?

Susan K. Sell

Part III: Theories of International Organization and Global Governance

Part Introduction

6. Realism

Jason Charrette and Jennifer Sterling-Folker

7. Classical Liberal Internationalism

Christer Jönsson

8. Liberal Institutionalism

Tana Johnson and Andrew Heiss

9. Rational Choice: From Principal–Agent to Orchestration Theory

Duncan Snidal and Henning Tamm

10. Constructivism

Susan Park

11. Critical Theory

Robert W. Cox

12. Marxism

Julian Germann

13. Feminism

Susanne Zwingel, Elisabeth Prügl, and Gülay Caglar

14. Post-structuralism

James Brassett

15. Decoloniality: (Re)Making Worlds

Jacquelin Kataneksza, L.H.M. Ling, and Sara Shroff

Part IV: States and International Institutions in Global Governance

Part Introduction

16. The UN System

Leon Gordenker

17. The UN General Assembly

M.J. Peterson

18. Regional Governance and Regional Organizations

Monica Herz

19. The European Union

Ben Rosamond

20. The BRICs in the Evolving Architecture of Global Governance

Andrew F. Cooper and Ramesh Thakur

21. The Global South

Ian Taylor

22. US Hegemony

W. Andy Knight

23. China and Global Governance

Shaun Breslin and Ren Xiao

Part V: Non-State Actors in Global Governance

Part Introduction

24. Global Corporations

Christopher May

25. Civil Society and NGOs

Jan Aart Scholte

26. Labor

Nigel Haworth and Steve Hughes

27. Credit Rating Agencies

Timothy J. Sinclair

28. Think Tanks and Global Policy Networks

James G. McGann

29. Global Philanthropy

Michael Moran

30. Private Military and Security Companies

Peter J. Hoffman

31. Transnational Criminal Networks

Frank G. Madsen

Part VI: Securing the World, Governing Humanity

Part Introduction

32. UN Security Council and Peace Operations

Paul D. Williams and Alex J. Bellamy

33. Regional Organizations and Global Security Governance

S. Neil MacFarlane

34. Weapons of Mass Destruction

Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu

35. Counterterrorism Cooperation and Global Governance

Peter Romaniuk

36. Human Rights

David P. Forsythe

37. The Pursuit of International Justice

Richard J. Goldstone

38. Humanitarian Intervention and R2P

Simon Chesterman

39. Crisis and Humanitarian Containment

Fabrice Weissman

40. Post-conflict Peacebuilding

Graciana del Castillo

41. Human Security as a Global Public Good

Mark Raymond and Stefanie Neumeier

Part VII: Governing the Economic and Social World

Part Introduction

42. Global Financial Governance

Bessma Momani

43. Global Trade Governance

Bernard Hoekman

44. Global Development Governance

Katherine Marshall

45. Global Environmental Governance

Elizabeth R. DeSombre and Angelina H. Li

46. Regional Development Banks and Global Governance

Jonathan R. Strand

47. Climate Change

Matthew J. Hoffmann

48. Sustainable Development Governance

Roger A. Coate

49. Global Energy Governance

Harald Heubaum

50. Poverty Reduction

David Hulme and Oliver Turner

51. Food and Hunger

Jennifer Clapp

52. Global Health Governance

Sophie Harman

53. Refugees and Migrants

Khalid Koser

54. Global Internet Governance

Madeline Carr

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Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The Graduate Center and Director Emeritus of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The City University of New York.

Rorden Wilkinson is Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Innovation and Professor of Global Political Economy at the University of Sussex.


Praise for the Second Edition

"International Organization and Global Governance is an excellent one-stop resource that simultaneously offers a thorough and broad theoretical understanding and empirical insight into a wide array of important issue areas in international relations. It has been an indispensable core textbook in my course on global governance for years, and has been highly valued by the students for its clarity and ability to explain complex matters. This second edition  provides important up-to date insight into the rapidly evolving field."

Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo

"An indispensable resource for any student of contemporary global affairs. This latest edition of a now-classic volume balances breadth of coverage with conceptual depth and sophisticated analysis. The editors here have assembled a top-notch team to write an outstanding collection of insightful, accessible essays that span the enormous range of challenges and changes in global governance today."

Martha Finnemore, George Washington University

"The first edition of this volume was a land-mark so this second, much-updated volume is most welcome. The editors and authors are all leading authorities on their topics. Highly recommended."

David Malone, UN University

"In a fracturing world, international cooperation is looking fragile. This book provides a useful overview of how international organisations can help, where they fail, and with what consequences."

Ngaire Woods, University of Oxford


Praise for the First Edition

"A comprehensive survey of the theory and practice of global governance in the modern world. Comprised of outstanding essays by acknowledged experts and filled with important insights, International Organizations and Global Governance is essential reading for scholars and students as well as practitioners."

David A. Lake, University of California, San Diego

"Weiss and Wilkinson have done us a remarkable service by producing this volume now: it provides an indispensable guide to the fastest growing global industry. And it will be read and studied for several decades as the world continues to converge."

Kishmore Mahbubani, National University of Singapore