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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

71-80 of 84 results in Global Institutions
  1. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

    By David J. Galbreath

    Series: Global Institutions

    During the Cold War, the two global superpowers were able to come together to resolve many issues of transparency and common challenges, leading to a change in European and global security. The OSCE covered the area formerly occupied by NATO and the Warsaw Pact, championing the Helsinki Final Act,...

    Published May 9th 2007 by Routledge

  2. The International Committee of the Red Cross

    A Neutral Humanitarian Actor

    By David P. Forsythe, Barbara Ann J. Rieffer-Flanagan

    Series: Global Institutions

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has a complex position in international relations, being the guardian of international humanitarian law but often acting discretely to advance human dignity. Treated by most governments as if it were an inter-governmental organization, the ICRC is...

    Published May 2nd 2007 by Routledge

  3. The World Economic Forum

    A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Global Governance

    By Geoffrey Allen Pigman

    Series: Global Institutions

    This book explores the paradoxes and unique characteristics of the World Economic Forum, highlighting contemporary issues and debates on global governance, economic development and corporate social responsibility. The Forum is one of the most influential, but least understood, global institutions....

    Published December 20th 2006 by Routledge

  4. The Group of 7/8

    By Hugo Dobson

    Series: Global Institutions

    Part of Routledge’s leading Global Institutions Series, this book is a highly accessible, up-to-date introduction to the history, present and future of the G7/8 summits, exploring the role that the G8 plays and will play in global governance. Hugo Dobson examines the G8 and its position in global...

    Published December 20th 2006 by Routledge

  5. The International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    Politics of Conditional Lending

    By James Raymond Vreeland

    Series: Global Institutions

    This is a clear and concise introduction to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and an overview of its debates and controversies. Where did the IMF come from? What does it do? Why do so many governments participate in its programs and what are their effects? How can we best reform this key...

    Published November 29th 2006 by Routledge

  6. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

    Resurgence and the Development Agenda

    By Christopher May

    Series: Global Institutions

    Covering the World Intellectual Property Organization, this volume introduces a much ignored element of the contemporary structure of global governance to scholars of international political economy. Christopher May discusses: how the World Intellectual Property Organization works, its...

    Published November 22nd 2006 by Routledge

  7. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    The Enduring Alliance

    By Julian Lindley-French, Julian Lindley-French

    Series: Global Institutions

    This book is an excellent introduction to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Julian Lindley-French clearly outlines all of the institution's key facets to deliver an authoritative account. Detailing the origins, institutions, workings and activities of NATO, this volume also ...

    Published November 22nd 2006 by Routledge

  8. Global Environmental Institutions

    By Elizabeth R. DeSombre

    Series: Global Institutions

    There has been a concurrent growth in interest in the institutions that deal with global environmental issues. A vast number of international organizations address these matters; this volume provides an overview of the major global institutions attempting to protect the natural environment. It...

    Published September 13th 2006 by Routledge

  9. UN Security Council

    Practice and Promise

    By Edward C. Luck

    Series: Global Institutions

    Written by best-selling author Edward C. Luck, this new text is broad and engaging enough for undergraduates, sophisticated enough for graduates and lively enough for a wider audience interested in the key institutions of international public policy. Looking at the antecedents of the UN...

    Published September 6th 2006 by Routledge

  10. Internal Displacement

    Conceptualization and its Consequences

    By Thomas G. Weiss, David A. Korn

    Series: Global Institutions

    This new volume traces the normative, legal, institutional, and political responses to the challenges of assisting and protecting internally displaced persons (IDPs). The crisis of IDPs was first confronted in the 1980s, and the problems of those suffering from this type of forced migration has...

    Published June 21st 2006 by Routledge