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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

61-70 of 86 results in Global Institutions
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Internet Governance

    The New Frontier of Global Institutions

    By John Mathiason

    Series: Global Institutions

    The expansion of the Internet has been called the most revolutionary development in the history of human communications. It is ubiquitous and is changing politics, economics and social relations. Its borderless nature affects the roles of individuals, the magic of the marketplace and the problems...

    Published August 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  4. The International Olympic Committee and the Olympic System

    The Governance of World Sport

    By Jean-Loup Chappelet

    Series: Global Institutions

    When the athletes enter the stadium and the Olympic flame is lit, the whole world watches. Billions will continue to follow the events and to share in the athletes' joys and sorrows for the next sixteen days. Readers of this book, however, will watch forthcoming editions of the Olympic Games in a...

    Published May 29th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Contemporary Human Rights Ideas

    By Bertrand G Ramcharan, Bertrand G. Ramcharan

    Series: Global Institutions

    The vindication of human rights is a critical challenge of a new century. Yet, there is much contestation over rights in a globalizing, post 9/11 world, as human rights ideas come into contact with different cultures and with societies in varying stages of development. Leaders of government and...

    Published April 15th 2008 by Routledge

  6. The World Bank

    From Reconstruction to Development to Equity

    By Katherine Marshall

    Series: Global Institutions

    The World Bank is one of the most important and least understood major international institutions. This book provides a concise, accessible and comprehensive overview of the World Bank's history, development, structure, functionality and activities. These themes are illustrated with a...

    Published January 30th 2008 by Routledge

  7. The European Union

    By Clive Archer

    Series: Global Institutions

    Making often complex concepts easily comprehended, this book enables the reader to quickly build a solid and well-rounded understanding of the EU's history and present, covering: key debates on Europe the ambiguous relationship with the US the EU's internal and...

    Published January 23rd 2008 by Routledge

  8. Commonwealth

    Inter- and Non-State Contributions to Global Governance

    By Timothy M. Shaw

    Series: Global Institutions

    The Commonwealth consists of only a quarter of the world’s states and yet the Commonwealth Secretariat and Foundation have made and continue to make a significant contribution to global politics. Commonwealth is a superb examination of an often neglected but crucial force in world affairs. ...

    Published October 17th 2007 by Routledge

  9. The African Union

    Challenges of globalization, security, and governance

    By Samuel M. Makinda, F. Wafula Okumu

    Series: Global Institutions

    A comprehensive examination of the work of the African Union (AU), with special emphasis on its capacity to meet the challenges of building and sustaining governance institutions and security mechanisms. Samuel Makinda and F. Wafula Okumu show how Africa and, in particular, the AU...

    Published October 3rd 2007 by Routledge

  10. World Trade Organization (WTO)

    Law, Economics, and Politics

    By Bernard M. Hoekman, Petros C. Mavroidis, Petros C. Mavroidis

    Series: Global Institutions

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) is one of the most important international organizations in existence today. It contains a set of disciplines that affect the ability of governments to impose trade restrictions, and has helped to support the steady expansion of international trade since the 1950s...

    Published June 13th 2007 by Routledge