2nd Edition

International Organization and Global Governance

Edited By Thomas G. Weiss, Rorden Wilkinson Copyright 2018
    806 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    806 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    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.

    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


    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