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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 89 results in Global Institutions
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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