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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 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.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 100 results in Global Institutions
  1. The Politics of International Organizations

    Views from insiders

    Edited by Patrick Weller, Xu Yi-chong

    Series: Global Institutions

    International organisations (IOs) often receive a bad press, seen as intrusive, domineering and unresponsive to the needs of the people and countries they are meant to serve. The best way to understand the operation of these international organisations is to bring together those who represent their...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation

    Politics, Problems, and Potential

    By Turan Kayaoglu

    Series: Global Institutions

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the world’s leading international Islamic organization. Turan Kayaoglu provides the first accessible and concise introduction and overview of this important organization. This book details the OIC’s struggle to address popular...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Governing Climate Change

    2nd Edition

    By Harriet Bulkeley, Peter Newell

    Series: Global Institutions

    Governing Climate Change, Second Edition, provides a short and accessible introduction to how climate change is governed by an increasingly diverse range of actors, from civil society and market actors to multilateral development banks, donors, and cities. This updated edition also includes:...

    Published May 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. European Union and Environmental Governance

    By Henrik Selin, Stacy D. VanDeveer

    Series: Global Institutions

    Over the past five decades, the European Union (EU) has developed into the most legally and politically authoritative regional organization in the world, wielding significant influence across a wide range of issue areas. European Union and Environmental Governance focuses on the growing global role...

    Published May 12th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Human Rights and Humanitarian Norms, Strategic Framing, and Intervention

    Lessons for the Responsibility to Protect

    By Melissa Labonte

    Series: Global Institutions

    The human rights and humanitarian landscape of the modern era has been littered with acts that have shocked the moral conscience of mankind, and there has been wide variation in whether, how, and to what degree states respond to mass atrocity crimes, even when they share similar characteristics. In...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations

    Corporate Conduct and the Public Interest

    By Khalil Hamdani, Lorraine Ruffing

    Series: Global Institutions

    The United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations (UNCTC) was established in 1975 and abolished in 1992. It was an early effort by the UN to address the overlapping issues of national sovereignty, corporate responsibility and global governance. These issues have since multiplied and deepened...

    Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Global Corporations in Global Governance

    By Christopher May

    Series: Global Institutions

    This book offers a concise and accessible overview and analysis of the place of large multinational and regional corporations in the political economy of global governance.May argues that not only do corporations have an impact on the institutions of global governance, but they must...

    Published March 16th 2015 by Routledge

  8. International Judicial Institutions

    The architecture of international justice at home and abroad, 2nd Edition

    By Richard J. Goldstone, Adam M. Smith

    Series: Global Institutions

    This fully-updated and much expanded second edition provides a much needed, short and accessible introduction to the current debates in international humanitarian law. Written by a former UN Chief Prosecutor and a leading international law expert, this book analyses the legal and political...

    Published March 12th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Challenges of Constructing Legitimacy in Peacebuilding

    Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, and East Timor

    By Daisaku Higashi

    Series: Global Institutions

    Peacebuilding is a critical issue in world politics. Surprisingly, however, there has not been a full examination of concrete policies and implementation strategies to generate legitimacy in "host states" by either international relations (IR) theorists or practitioners. The objective of this book...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  10. The NGO Challenge for International Relations Theory

    Edited by William E. DeMars, Dennis Dijkzeul

    Series: Global Institutions

    It has become commonplace to observe the growing pervasiveness and impact of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). And yet the three central approaches in International Relations (IR) theory, Liberalism, Realism and Constructivism, overlook or ignore the importance of NGOs, both theoretically and...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge