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Global Institutions

Series Editor: Thomas G. Weiss, Rorden Wilkinson

The "Global Institutions Series" is edited by Thomas G. Weiss (The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA) and Rorden Wilkinson (University of Manchester, 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.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 84 results in Global Institutions
  1. UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)

    Global Governance That Works

    By Richard Jolly

    Series: Global Institutions

    This book provides an in-depth analysis of UNICEF’s development and operations, whilst exploring the significance of UNICEF’s achievements and the reasons behind them. UNICEF is one of the best known organizations of the United Nations system and the oldest of the UN’s development funds. It is...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Private Foundations and Development Partnerships

    American Philanthropy and Global Development Agendas

    By Michael Moran

    Series: Global Institutions

    This book explores the influence of private United States (US) philanthropic foundations in the governance of global problems. Through a close scrutiny of four high profile case studies of public-private collaboration, the work addresses the vacuum present in global governance scholarship regarding...

    Published January 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The International Politics of Human Rights

    Rallying to the R2P Cause?

    Edited by Monica Serrano, Thomas G. Weiss

    Series: Global Institutions

    The responsibility to protect (R2P) is at a crossroads, the latest in a journey that is only ten years old. This book present debates on the prevention of mass atrocities to R2P’s normative prospects. The book addresses key questions as a way to inform and drive on-going conversations about R2P....

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Feminist Strategies in International Governance

    Edited by Gülay Caglar, Elisabeth Prügl, Susanne Zwingel

    Series: Global Institutions

    The struggle for women’s rights and to overcome gender oppression has long engaged the efforts of inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations. Feminist Strategies in International Governance provides a new introduction to the contemporary forms of this struggle. It brings together the...

    Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Non-Governmental Development Organizations and the Poverty Reduction Agenda

    The moral crusaders

    By Jonathan J. Makuwira

    Series: Global Institutions

    The Non-Governmental Development Organisations (NGDOs) have, over the past two decades, entered centre stage in their active participation in the social, political and economic issues affecting both the developing and developed world. This book offers a highly stimulating and concise summary of the...

    Published November 25th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Corporate Social Responsibility

    The Role of Business in Sustainable Development

    By Oliver F. Williams

    Series: Global Institutions

    Over the last 30 years, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a household term, reflecting a combination of factors that we have come to associate with that most catch-all of terms "globalization," including the widespread popular concern with such social issues as the environment and...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)

    Cooperative governance for network innovation, standards, and community

    By Susan V. Scott, Markos Zachariadis

    Series: Global Institutions

    This book traces the history and development of a mutual organization in the financial sector called SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. Over the last forty years, SWIFT has served the financial services sector as proprietary communications platform, provider of...

    Published October 20th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Integrating Africa

    Decolonization's Legacies, Sovereignty and the African Union

    By Martin Welz

    Series: Global Institutions

    The African Union (AU) is a continental organization that comprises every African state except for Morocco, is indeed a pioneering undertaking. Its ambitious aim is to integrate all member states, with the ultimate goal of forming the United States of Africa. Despite several attempts to build a...

    Published October 15th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Council of Europe

    Structure, History and Issues in European Politics

    By Martyn Bond

    Series: Global Institutions

    The book provides a succinct and much needed introduction to the Council of Europe from its foundation through the early conventions on human rights and culture to its expansion into the fields of social affairs, environment and education. Founded in 1949 within a month of NATO, the Council of...

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Reducing Armed Violence with NGO Governance

    By Rodney Bruce Hall

    Series: Global Institutions

    NGOs have proliferated in number and become increasingly influential players in world politics in the past three decades. From the 1970s, with the access of social movements and private NGOs to local and international institutions, NGOs have enjoyed an opening to bring impact global policy debates....

    Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge