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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 87 results in Global Institutions
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 20th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Global Institutions of Religion

    Ancient Movers, Modern Shakers

    By Katherine Marshall

    Series: Global Institutions

    This work fills a significant gap in the current literature by providing a concise introduction to religious institutions and an insightful analysis of their role in world affairs. Focusing on formal institutions specifically dedicated to governing religious communities, the work examines the...

    Published February 24th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Crisis of Global Sustainability

    By Tapio Kanninen

    Series: Global Institutions

    This concise and informative text provides a critical history of the concept of sustainability and the various institutional measures taken to promote, implement and enforce sustainable development, proposing new organizational solutions to deal with the crisis of sustainability. Crisis of Global...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Group of Twenty (G20)

    By Andrew F. Cooper, Ramesh Thakur

    Series: Global Institutions

    This work offers a concise examination of the purpose, function and practice of the Group of Twenty (G20) summit. Providing a comprehensive historical account of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors process, the text then moves on to outline the conditions, events and debates that...

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Peacebuilding

    From Concept to Commission

    By Robert Jenkins

    Series: Global Institutions

    The emergence of The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) in 2005 was the culmination of a long and contentious process. In this work Rob Jenkins provides a concise introduction that traces the origins and evolution of peacebuilding as a concept, the creation and functioning of the PBC as...

    Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge