About the Book
In the recent past there have been several high-profile unilateral, bilateral and multilateral declarations calling for a world free of nuclear weapons, further efforts to prevent proliferation and initiatives to secure nuclear material from falling into the hands of non-state actors, particularly terrorists groups. This work seeks to provide a concise and comprehensive analysis of the role of global institutions in this campaign.
- provides a brief historical survey of the key international institutions as well as their major achievements
- details the new challenges that confront these institutions, particularly in the post-Cold War world
- analyses examine the role of the ad-hoc arrangements which emerged to address these specific challenges and their impact on the existing international institutions that they were meant to strengthen
- suggests a series of initiatives – both ad-hoc and institutionalized – which could reform and reinvigorate the institutions to carry out their widening and deepening mandates
- evaluates the prospects of these institutions in not only carrying out their basic disarmament and non-proliferation mandates but also establishing the norms and code of conduct for an eventual world free of nuclear weapons.
Seeking to establish the reasons behind the inability of international institutions to carry out their mandates, and examining what will be necessary to ensure the future success of these initiatives, this work is an invaluable resource for all students, scholars and policy makers.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: The Past 1. Historical overview, including boxes on the various global institutions 2. Successes and failures Part 2: The Present 3. Three post-Cold War disarmament and nonproliferation challenges 4. Responses to the three challenges Part 3: The Future 5. Pathways towards disarmament and nonproliferation 6. Conclusion: The way forward
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 three "streams" identified by one of three cover colors:
- 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.
- Green covers will soon offer one-stop accounts for the major theoretical approaches to global governance and international organization.
Together these streams provide a coherent and complementary portrait of the problems, prospects, and possibilities confronting global institutions today.
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
- POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
- POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General