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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

51-60 of 88 results in Global Institutions
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Regional Security

    The Capacity of International Organizations

    By Rodrigo Tavares

    Series: Global Institutions

    Regional organizations are an inescapable feature of global politics. Virtually all countries in the world are members of at least one regional or other intergovernmental organization. The involvement of international organizations in the realm of regional peace and security, and their...

    Published July 8th 2009 by Routledge

  4. The United Nations and Human Rights

    A Guide for a New Era, 2nd Edition

    By Julie Mertus

    Series: Global Institutions

    Julie Mertus’ highly acclaimed text continues to be the only completely up-to-date comprehensive yet succinct guide to the United Nations human rights system. Today, virtually all UN bodies and specialized agencies are undertaking efforts to incorporate the promotion or protection of human rights...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    By Richard Woodward

    Series: Global Institutions

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is one of the least written about and least understood of our major global institutions. This new book builds a well-rounded understanding of this crucial, though often neglected, institution, with a range of clearly written chapters...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Transnational Organized Crime

    By Frank Madsen

    Series: Global Institutions

    With organized crime estimated to generate billions of dollars every year through illegal activities such as money laundering, smuggling of people and goods, extortion, robbery, fraud and insider trading, authorities are increasingly working together to combat this increasing threat to...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  7. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

    Global Governance through Voluntary Consensus

    By Craig N. Murphy, Joanne Yates

    Series: Global Institutions

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the first full-length study of the largest nongovernmental, global regulatory network whose scope and influence rivals that of the UN system. Much of the interest in the successes and failures of global governance focuses around...

    Published December 17th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Shaping the Humanitarian World

    By Peter Walker, Daniel G. Maxwell

    Series: Global Institutions

    Providing a critical introduction to the notion of humanitarianism in global politics, tracing the concept from its origins to the twenty-first century, this book examines how the so called international community works in response to humanitarian crises and the systems that bind and divide them....

    Published November 16th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Global Food and Agricultural Institutions

    By D. John Shaw

    Series: Global Institutions

    This pioneering text brings together for the first time the global institutions on the front line of the campaign against hunger and poverty. The institutions examined in this book – the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World...

    Published October 9th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Institutions of the Global South

    By Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-Wagner

    Series: Global Institutions

    While clearly assessing the achievements, performance and responses of major global south institutions to global change, Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-Wagner shows how and why such arrangements are critical in the South’s efforts to call the international community’s attention to their concerns and to...

    Published September 29th 2008 by Routledge