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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

21-30 of 90 results in Global Institutions
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. The Migration Industry and the Commercialization of International Migration

    Edited by Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Ninna Nyberg Sorensen

    Series: Global Institutions

    Migration has become business, big business. Over the last few decades a host of new business opportunities have emerged that capitalize both on the migrants’ desires to migrate and the struggle by governments to manage migration. From the rapid growth of specialized transportation and labour...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

    An emerging collaboration architecture

    By Lawrence Saez

    Series: Global Institutions

    The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is an international organization comprised of the eight countries in South Asia. This work aims examine the institutional structure, objectives and effectiveness of the SAARC in its role as South Asia’s leading regional institution....

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Trade, Poverty, Development

    Getting Beyond the WTO's Doha Deadlock

    Edited by Rorden Wilkinson, James Scott

    Series: Global Institutions

    This work seeks to look beyond the seemingly endless deadlock in the WTO’s Doha round of trade negotiations that began in November 2001 and were first scheduled to conclude by January 1, 2005. As well as offering an incisive analysis of the ills of the round, with particular attention directed at...

    Published August 1st 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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