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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 89 results in Global Institutions
  1. The Organization of American States (OAS)

    Global Governance Away From the Media

    By Mônica Herz

    Series: Global Institutions

    The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world’s oldest regional multifunctional organization. This work provides a clear and comprehensive discussion of this important body, dealing with security, technical cooperation, and the construction of democratic institutions. Providing an...

    Published April 12th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The International Trade Centre

    Export Impact for Good

    By Stephen Browne, Sam Laird

    Series: Global Institutions

    In the era of rapid globalization, the ITC plays a significant and wide ranging role working with both governments and trade support institutions to nurture an export culture, this work will provide a much needed overview of this dynamic organization. This book: Details the history of the...

    Published March 29th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Humanitarianism Contested

    Where Angels Fear to Tread

    By Michael Barnett, Thomas G. Weiss

    Series: Global Institutions

    This book provides a succinct but sophisticated understanding of humanitarianism and insight into the on-going dilemmas and tensions that have accompanied it since its origins in the early nineteenth century. Combining theoretical and historical exposition with a broad range of contemporary case...

    Published February 17th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Idea of World Government

    From ancient times to the twenty-first century

    By James A. Yunker

    Series: Global Institutions

    The notion of a single political organization encompassing the whole of humanity—a world state—has intrigued mankind since earliest recorded history. This book provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of the history of world government, and questions whether political globalization, in the...

    Published February 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  5. Non-Governmental Organizations in World Politics

    The Construction of Global Governance

    By Peter Willetts

    Series: Global Institutions

    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Amnesty International and Oxfam to Greenpeace and Save the Children are now key players in global politics. This accessible and informative textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the significant role and increasing participation of NGOs in world...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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