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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

11-20 of 89 results in Global Institutions
  1. 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 13th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 26th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 12th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Transformations in Trade Politics

    Participatory Trade Politics in West Africa

    By Silke Trommer

    Series: Global Institutions

    This book examines the evolution and application of participatory trade politics in West Africa and discusses the theoretical implications for political economy and global governance approaches to trade policy-making. The author traces the involvement of a network of West African global justice...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  10. Rules, Politics, and the International Criminal Court

    Committing to the Court

    By Yvonne Dutton

    Series: Global Institutions

    In this new work, Dutton examines the ICC and whether and how its enforcement mechanism influences state membership and the court’s ability to realize treaty goals, examining questions such as: Why did states decide to create the ICC and design the institution with this uniquely strong...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge