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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 Manchester, 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 84 results in Global Institutions
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. International Judicial Institutions

    The Architecture of International Justice at Home and Abroad

    By Richard J. Goldstone, Adam M. Smith, Adam M. Smith

    Series: Global Institutions

    Written by a former UN Chief Prosecutor and a leading international law expert, this is a much needed, short and accessible introduction to the current debates in international humanitarian law. Analyzing the legal and political underpinnings of international judicial institutions, it...

    Published September 29th 2008 by Routledge

  8. The World Health Organization (WHO)

    By Kelley Lee

    Series: Global Institutions

    The World Health Organization (WHO), as the United Nations specialized agency for health, has been at the centre of international health cooperation for over sixty years. With origins dating from the nineteenth century, WHO’s mandate is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of...

    Published August 20th 2008 by Routledge

  9. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

    The Politics and Practice of Refugee Protection into the 21st Century

    By Alexander Betts, Gil Loescher, James Milner

    Series: Global Institutions

    This is a concise and comprehensive introduction to both the world of refugees and the UN organization that protects and assists them. Written by experts in the field, this is one of the very few books that trace the relationship between state interests, global politics, and the work of the...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Institutions of the Asia-Pacific

    ASEAN, APEC and beyond

    By Mark Beeson

    Series: Global Institutions

    The Asia-Pacific is arguably the most important, but also the most complex and contested, region on the planet. Containing three of the world’s largest economies and some of its most important strategic relationships, the region’s capacity of regional elites to promote continuing economic...

    Published August 11th 2008 by Routledge