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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

41-50 of 86 results in Global Institutions
  1. Global Think Tanks

    Policy Networks and Governance

    By James McGann, Richard Sabatini

    Series: Global Institutions

    Global Think Tanks provides a clear description of and context for the global proliferation of think tanks. Whilst these institutions are still relatively new players in global and national politics, they are becoming a significant source of strength in an increasingly transnational and less...

    Published December 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  2. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

    Creating Norms for a Complex World

    By J.P. Singh

    Series: Global Institutions

    This book traces the history of UNESCO from its foundational idealism to its current stature as the preeminent international organization for science, education, and culture, building a well rounded understanding of this important organization. The book: provides an overview of the organization...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  3. International Labour Organization (ILO)

    Coming in from the Cold

    By Steve Hughes, Nigel Haworth

    Series: Global Institutions

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is broadening its agenda and carving out a role as a key player in global economic policy-making, and this volume provides a succinct and comprehensive guide to this important organization. By charting the history and development of the ILO and...

    Published November 8th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Global Poverty

    How Global Governance is Failing the Poor

    By David Hulme

    Series: Global Institutions

    Around 1.4 billion people presently live in extreme poverty, and yet despite this vast scale, the issue of global poverty had a relatively low international profile until the end of the 20th century. In this important new work, Hulme charts the rise of global poverty as a priority global issue, and...

    Published September 1st 2010 by Routledge

  5. Global Governance, Poverty and Inequality

    Edited by Rorden Wilkinson, Jennifer Clapp

    Series: Global Institutions

    A series of crises unfolded in the latter part of the first decade of the 21st Century which combined to exacerbate already profound conditions of global economic inequality and poverty in the world’s poorest countries. In 2007, the unsound lending practices that caused a collapse in the US housing...

    Published May 9th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Multilateral Counter-Terrorism

    The global politics of cooperation and contestation

    By Peter Romaniuk

    Series: Global Institutions

    Contemporary terrorism is a global phenomenon requiring a globalized response. In this book Peter Romaniuk aims to assess to what extent states seek multilateral responses to the threats they face from terrorists. Providing a concise history and a clear discussion of current patterns of...

    Published March 11th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Governing Climate Change

    By Harriet A Bulkeley, Harriet Bulkeley, Peter Newell, Peter Newell

    Series: Global Institutions

    Governing Climate Change 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. The issue of global climate change has risen to the top of...

    Published February 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  8. The UN Secretary-General and Secretariat

    2nd Edition

    By Leon Gordenker

    Series: Global Institutions

    The new edition of this accessible introduction to the important role of the United Nations Secretary-General continues to offer a keen insight into the United Nations – the Secretariat and its head, the Secretary-General, summing up the history, structure, strengths and weaknesses, and continuing...

    Published January 31st 2010 by Routledge

  9. Preventive Human Rights Strategies

    By Bertrand G. Ramcharan

    Series: Global Institutions

    The prevention of violations of human rights must become the dominant protection strategy of the twenty-first century, nationally, regionally, and globally. This book clearly identifies the need for preventive human rights strategies, maps what exists by way of such strategies at the present time,...

    Published January 31st 2010 by Routledge

  10. Global Institutions and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

    Responding to an International Crisis

    By Franklyn Lisk

    Series: Global Institutions

    Written by a leading expert in the field, this book provides a clear and incisive analysis of the different perspectives of the global response to HIV/AIDS, and the role of the different global institutions involved. The text highlights HIV/AIDS as an exceptional global epidemic in terms of the...

    Published September 7th 2009 by Routledge