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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 89 results in Global Institutions
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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