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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

21-30 of 84 results in Global Institutions
  1. The Millennium Development Goals and Beyond

    Global Development after 2015

    Edited by Rorden Wilkinson, David Hulme

    Series: Global Institutions

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have contributed to reductions in poverty and improvements in the human condition in many parts of the world since their "invention" in 2000 and 2001. It nonetheless remains the case that today, as on all the previous days of the twenty-first century, almost...

    Published July 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  2. United Nations Industrial Development Organization

    Industrial Solutions for a Sustainable Future

    By Stephen Browne

    Series: Global Institutions

    The mandate of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is close to many of the core issues now confronting developing and transition economy countries, and this book offers the first concise and accessible guide to this important organization. As the only UN organization to...

    Published June 6th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Forum on China- Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)

    By Ian Taylor

    Series: Global Institutions

    The increase in China’s economic and political involvement in Africa is arguably the most momentous development on the continent since the end of the Cold War. This book seeks to detail the origins, structure, workings and activities of The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) and its...

    Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge

  4. International Organizations as Self-Directed Actors

    A Framework for Analysis

    Edited by Joel E. Oestreich

    Series: Global Institutions

    This exciting new text illustrates and advances the argument that International Organizations (IOs) need to be taken seriously as actors in world affairs. Bringing together an international line-up of distinguished contributors, the text examines recent theories that suggest how IOs are able to...

    Published April 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Maritime Piracy

    By Robert Haywood, Roberta Spivak

    Series: Global Institutions

    Maritime Piracy is now a pressing global issue, and this work seeks to provide a concise and informative introduction to the area. Never truly having receded into a romanticized past, seaborne banditry’s rapid growth was stimulated by low risks and increasingly high rewards. Currently, obsolete,...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  6. International Law, International Relations and Global Governance

    By Charlotte Ku

    Series: Global Institutions

    International Relations and International Law have developed in parallel but distinctly throughout the 20th Century. However in recent years there has been recognition that their shared concerns in areas as diverse as the environment, transnational crime and terrorism, human rights and conflict...

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

  7. Global Health Governance

    By Sophie Harman

    Series: Global Institutions

    In the light of scares about potential pandemics such as swine fever and avian flu, the issue of global health and its governance is of increasing concern to scholars and practitioners of medicine, public health, social work, and international politics alike. Providing a concise and informative...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

    The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection, 2nd Edition

    By Alexander Betts, Gil Loescher, James Milner

    Series: Global Institutions

    This revised and expanded second edition of The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) continues to offer a concise and comprehensive introduction to both the world of refugees and the organizations that protect and assist them. This updated edition also includes: up to date...

    Published November 20th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Security Governance of Regional Organizations

    Edited by Emil J. Kirchner, Roberto Dominguez

    Series: Global Institutions

    The Security Governance of Regional Organizations assesses the effectiveness of regional organizations as regional or global security providers, and examines how policy preferences, resources, capabilities, institutional mechanisms and economic and political cohesion link with collective action...

    Published October 18th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The UN Human Rights Council

    By Bertrand G. Ramcharan

    Series: Global Institutions

    The UN Human Rights Council provides a detailed insight into this important organization. The UN was founded in the hope that lasting peace would be built on the foundations of human rights and economic and social progress. In 2006 the Commission on Human Rights was replaced by the Human Rights...

    Published September 19th 2011 by Routledge