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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

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  1. The Politics of Global Economic Surveillance

    By Martin Edwards

    Series: Global Institutions

    The global economic crisis has certainly tested the international economic organizations, particularly the IMF and the WTO. The London G20 Summit committed the members to strengthen IMF surveillance as a means to better discipline economic policies. At the same time, the Fund’s own Independent...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. The African Union

    Addressing the challenges of peace, security, and governance, 2nd Edition

    By Samuel M. Makinda, F. Wafula Okumu, David Mickler

    Series: Global Institutions

    Fully revised and updated, the second edition of The African Union continues to offer the most comprehensive overview of the work of the African Union (AU), with special emphasis on its capacity to meet the challenges of building and sustaining governance institutions and security mechanisms. This...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. International Aid

    By Paul Mosley

    Series: Global Institutions

    The book provides an up-to-date overview of the politics by which aid flows are determined and of their impact on development, from the level of the global economy down to the individual household. There is a particular focus on the promise of the Millennium Development Goals to ‘make poverty...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The BRICS in a Changing International System

    Emerging Structures of Global Governance

    By Mônica Herz, João Pontes Nogueira

    Series: Global Institutions

    The accelerated growth of the economies of Brazil, China, India and Russia illustrates that a significant change in the distribution of global economic power is under way, and this volume provides a succinct and comprehensive guide to this important group of nations. The book seeks to...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Women and Girls Rising

    Progress and resistance around the world

    Edited by Ellen Chesler, Terry McGovern

    Series: Global Institutions

    A growing body of evidence demonstrates that improvements in the status of women and girls – however worthy and important in their own right – also drive the prosperity, stability, and security of families, communities, and nations. Yet despite many indicators of progress, women and girls...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    The Enduring Alliance, 2nd Edition

    By Julian Lindley-French

    Series: Global Institutions

    Continuing to provide a concise approach to this crucial organization, the second edition of The North Atlantic Treaty Organization: The Enduring Alliance is fully updated to take in the developments since 2007, with key additions including: Discussion of NATO’s place in a changing world...

    Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Contemporary Human Rights Ideas

    Rethinking theory and practice, 2nd Edition

    By Bertrand G. Ramcharan

    Series: Global Institutions

    Written by a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2003–4), this book has been fully updated for a second edition and continues to provide a much needed, short and accessible introduction to the foundational human rights ideas of our times and shows that every government is under...

    Published June 18th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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