International Organization and Global Governance

Author: Thomas G. Weiss,Rorden Wilkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131530189X

Category: Political Science

Page: 778

View: 5848

Completely revised and updated for the second edition, this textbook continues to offer the most comprehensive resource available for all interested in international organization and global governance. The book offers: In-depth and accessible coverage of the history and theories of international organization and global governance. Discussions of the full range of state, intergovernmental, and non-state actors. Examinations of key issues in all aspects of contemporary world politics. New additions to this edition include: New and revised chapters on theories of international organization and global governance. New substantive chapters on global corporations, China, financial markets, terrorist organizations, governing global energy, and the Internet. Updated contributions to reflect the changing nature of world politics. The book comprises fifty-four chapters arranged in seven parts and woven together by a comprehensive introduction to the field, along with separate introductions to each part to guide students and faculty, and helpful pointers to further reading. International Organization and Global Governance is a self-contained resource enabling readers to comprehend more fully the role of myriad actors in the governance of global life as well as to assemble the many pieces of the contemporary global governance puzzle.

International Organization and Global Governance

A Reader

Author: Friedrich V. Kratochwil,Edward D. Mansfield

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205678259

Category: Political Science

Page: 446

View: 6101

MySearchLab provides students with a complete understanding of the research process so they can complete research projects confidently and efficiently. Students and instructors with an internet connection can visit www.MySearchLab.com and receive immediate access to thousands of full articles from the EBSCO ContentSelect database. In addition, MySearchLab offers extensive content on the research process itself—including tips on how to navigate and maximize time in the campus library, a step-by-step guide on writing a research paper, and instructions on how to finish an academic assignment with endnotes and bibliography.­ International Organization and Global Governance presents a variety of seminal studies that address the organization of international politics, how international affairs are governed, and how variations in international forms influence international relations. International Organization and Global Governance also features some of the most important contemporary scholarship in the field.

International Organization and Industrial Change

Global Governance Since 1850

Author: Craig N. Murphy

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745612249

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 8789

This is a wide-ranging historical account of world organization and industrial change, providing the background to current debates about reform of the U. N. system.

International Organisations and Global Problems

Theories and Explanations

Author: Susan Park

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107077214

Category: Law

Page: 308

View: 4790

Taking a thematic and theoretical approach, this textbook examines international organisations (IOs) and their effectiveness in solving global issues. Through the lens of international relations theory, it focuses on eight key issue areas central to international relations: conflict; weapons; human rights; global health; financial governance; international trade; political and economic unions; development, and the environment. Capturing the best and most up-to-date scholarly research and empirical examples from around the world, the book enables students to develop the theoretical tools to evaluate IOs and answer the key question, 'are IOs a help or a hindrance?'. Text features include suggestions for further reading, questions, highlighted key terms and supplementary online resources, as well as text boxes providing demonstrations of how additional theories and concepts apply to specific IOs in the issue areas discussed. This textbook is an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate courses on global governance, international organisations, and international relations.

Internationale Organisationen

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 6416

Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.

International Organizations

The Politics and Processes of Global Governance

Author: Margaret P. Karns,Karen A. Mingst

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 633

View: 8376

Traces the evolving roles of the full range of IGOs, NGOs, state and nonstate actors, norms, rules, and other pieces of global governance. This book contains four issue-based chapters - on peace and security, development, human rights, and the environment. It also examines the elements of global and regional governance that are involved.

The Politics of International Organizations

Views from insiders

Author: Patrick Weller,Xu Yi-chong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317645413

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 9567

International organisations (IOs) often receive a bad press, seen as intrusive, domineering and unresponsive to the needs of the people and countries they are meant to serve. The best way to understand the operation of these international organisations is to bring together those who represent their countries at IOs and those who have been working at IOs at various capacities and then to listen to their experiences. This book develops an alternative approach to the analysis of IOs that takes account of all those involved, whether state representatives, IO leaders and members of the secretariat. Experts with long experience in the WTO, the World Bank, the IMF, WIPO, the FAO and the WHO at senior level consider the workings of the IOs, and a conclusion that explicitly draws out the comparative lessons and contrasts the insights of practitioners from those of external observers. This book takes an alternative approach to the analysis of IOs that takes account of all those involved, whether state representatives, IO leaders and members of the secretariat. Providing a well-informed, innovative and consistently structured analysis of IOs this work will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, international organizations and global governance.

Rethinking International Organisation

Deregulation and Global Governance

Author: Barbara Emadi-Coffin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134646143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 5490

The function of the state as a symbol of identity has become increasingly important as major powers of the pre-Cold War era have given way to self-determination. The conventional role of the state has, however, simultaneously been challenged by the process of globalisation which transcends such national boundaries. Barbara Emadi-Coffin seeks to explain this contradiction through a radical new theory. There are now 37,000 multinational corporations in the world, many of which are increasingly seen as being among the new centres of political and economic power. Barbara Emadi-Coffin analyses the increasing interaction of multinational corporations, international organizations and transnational interest groups, such as Greenpeace and Amnesty International, in processes of the global political economy. Using examples of the free trade zones in Korea, the UK and the People's Republic of China, the author demonstrates these interactions. In so doing, she challenges prevailing notions surrounding International Organization theory.

International Organization and Industrial Change

Global Governance Since 1850

Author: Craig Murphy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industrialization

Page: 337

View: 7762

This book provides historical background to debates about reform of the UN system and of regional economic institutions throughout the industrial world.

International Organizations

Author: Clive Archer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415246903

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 406

This widely used textbook continues to provide students with an introduction to International Organisations, exploring their rise, their development in the 20th century and accounting for their significance in the modern international political and economic system. The third edition: has been fully revised and updated continues to offer a unique concise, yet comprehensive, approach, giving students an accessible and manageable introduction to this core part of International Relations offers authoritative guides to further reading.

Global Governance

The Role of States and International Organizations

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428990098

Category:

Page: N.A

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Global Corporations in Global Governance

Author: Christopher May

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134744331

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

View: 5653

This book offers a concise and accessible overview and analysis of the place of large multinational and regional corporations in the political economy of global governance.May argues that not only do corporations have an impact on the institutions of global governance, but they must be understood as a multifaceted institution of global governance in their own right, controlling and shaping significant aspects of the global political economy. Topics include: What are global corporations? Corporations and global governance The legal personality of the corporation Corporations and power Corporations and tax The future role of corporations in a post crisis global system Highlighting the central role of corporations in the generation and reproduction of norms in global governance, this work shows that corporations’ practices and relations are themselves both subjects, and sources of, global governance. It offers an enhanced understanding of the complex of issues that pattern the corporate global governance in the contemporary political economy and will be of interest to students in areas including IPE, global governance and international organizations.

Weltorganisationen

Author: Martin Koch

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531189778

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 6712

Dieses Buch stellt mit Weltorganisationen ein begriffliches Konzept für internationale Organisationen vor und diskutiert dessen Mehrwert in theoretisch-konzeptioneller und empirischer Hinsicht. Im Vordergrund steht die Frage, was das Konzept der Weltorganisation im Gegensatz zu etablierten Konzepten zu leisten vermag und wie sich damit ausgewählte internationale Organisationen analysieren lassen.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Global Governance Through Voluntary Consensus

Author: Craig N. Murphy,Joanne Yates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135975965

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 7141

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 high profile organisations such as the United Nations, World Bank and World Trade Organisation. This volume is one of few books that explore both the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) role as a facilitator of essential economic infrastructure and the implication of ISO techniques for a much wider realm of global governance. Through detailing the initial rationale behind the ISO and a systematic discussion of how this low profile organization has developed, Murphy and Yates provide a comprehensive survey of the ISO as a powerful force on the way commerce is conducted in a changing and increasingly globalized world.

International Organizations in World Politics

Author: Tamar Gutner

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483320863

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 5931

This timely new title examines the importance and impact of major international organizations and their role in global governance. International Organizations in World Politics focuses on the most influential IOs, including the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization. For each organization, author Tamar Gutner describes their birth and evolution, governance structure, activities, and performance. A second chapter on each organization presents a case study that illuminates the constraints and challenges each IO faces. Regional organizations and issues are also examined, including the European Union and the euro crisis, as well as a case study on the African Union’s peace operations.

Rethinking International Organization

Deregulation and Global Governance

Author: Barbara Emadi-Coffin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415195409

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 209

View: 9046

In the post-Cold-War era, the function of the state as a symbol of identity has become increasingly important, while its conventional role is being challenged by the processes of globaliation which transcend such national boundaries. The tension between the territorial basis of the state and the global fluidity of economic forces is one of the central concerns of international political economy and related fields. In this book, Barbara Emadi-Coffin seeks to explain this contradiction through a radical new theory. There are now more than 37,000 multinational corporations in the world, many of which are increasibgly seen as being among the new centres of global political and economic power. Emadi-Coffin analyzes the complex interactions between national governments, multinational corporations and international organizations in the formal and informal processes of global governance. Using as examples the establishment of free trade zones in the Republic of Korea, the UK and the People's Republic of China, Emadi-Coffin demonstrates these interactions. In so doing, she confronts prevailing notions surrounding international organization theory. This is a challenging new perspective which should make fascinating reading for scholars of international organization, international political economy and international relations.

Displacement, Development, and Climate Change

International organizations moving beyond their mandates

Author: Nina Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317274970

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

View: 4908

This book focuses on one critical challenge: climate change. Climate change is predicted to lead to an increased intensity and frequency of natural disasters. An increase in extreme weather events, global temperatures and higher sea levels may lead to displacement and migration, and will affect many dimensions of the economy and society. Although scholars are examining the complexity and fragmentation of the climate change regime, they have not examined how our existing international development, migration and humanitarian organizations are dealing with climate change. Focusing on three institutions: the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Development Programme, the book asks: how have these inter-governmental organizations responded to climate change? And are they moving beyond their original mandates, given none were established with a mandate for climate change? It traces their responses to climate change in their rhetoric, policy, structure, operations and overall mandate change. Hall argues that international bureaucrats can play an important role in mandate expansion, often deciding whether and how to expand into a new issue-area and then lobbying states to endorse this expansion. They make changes in rhetoric, policy, structure and operations on the ground, and therefore forge, frame and internalize new issue-linkages. This book helps us to understand how institutions established in the 20th century are adapting to a 21st century world. It will be of great interest to scholars and students of International Relations, Development Studies, Environmental Politics, International Organizations and Global Governance, as well as international officials.

International Organizations

The Politics and Processes of Global Governance

Author: Margaret P. Karns,Karen A. Mingst,Kendall W. Stiles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626371514

Category: International agencies

Page: 671

View: 3411

The third edition of the award-winning International Organizations has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account new developments and shifting power relations since 2009, as well as the most current scholarship. As before, the authors provide a comprehensive, in-depth examination of the full range of international organizations. New features of the book include attention to a broader range of theoretical approaches, to the increasing importance of regional organizations, and to emerging forms of governance. And new case studies highlight the governance dilemmas posed by the Libyan and Syrian civil wars, human trafficking, LGBT rights, climate change, and more. Margaret P. Karns is professor emerita of political science at the University of Dayton. Karen A. Mingst is professor of political science at the University of Kentucky and Lockwood Chair Professor in the university¿s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. Kendall W. Stiles is professor of political science at Brigham Young University.

Global Health Governance

Author: Jeremy Youde

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745660983

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 1320

In recent years the spread of diseases such as AIDS, SARS and avian flu has pushed health issues towards the top of the international agenda. Such outbreaks have serious political, economic, and social consequences and remind the world of the necessity of global cooperation in order to deal effectively with the challenges they pose. Global Health Governance offers a comprehensive introduction to the changing international legal environment, the governmental and non-governmental actors involved with health issues, and the current regime’s ability to adapt to new crises. Part 1 focuses on the evolution of international regulations aimed at stopping the spread of health problems across borders. Over the last 150 years, the nature of such cooperation, the motivations of the parties involved, and the diseases covered, has changed radically. Part 2 examines some of the most prominent actors in global health governance today, ranging from traditional intergovernmental organizations, such as the WHO and the World Bank, to private philanthropic organizations that exist outside regular global governance structures. Part 3 concentrates on some of the most pressing issues facing global health governance today, including access to pharmaceuticals, the costs and benefits of making health a security issue, and the role of civil society organizations. Global Health Governance provides an accessible and insightful analysis of an evolving realm of global governance and cooperation. It will appeal to students of global health politics, global governance, international organization, and human security.

Deliberative Global Governance

Legitimes Regieren durch Recht und Zivilgesellschaft

Author: Ulrike Ehling

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658138262

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

View: 5285

In dieser Studie wird die Annahme, dass deliberative Global Governance legitimes Regieren jenseits des Staates ermöglicht, sowohl theoretisch begründet als auch am Beispiel der WTO empirisch plausibilisiert. Dazu wird ein Modell entwickelt, das Überlegungen der deliberativen Demokratietheorie zur Funktion von Recht und Zivilgesellschaft auf die internationale Politik überträgt. Die Rekonstruktion deliberativer Verfahren in der WTO-Debatte über den Zugang zu lebensnotwendigen Medikamenten zeigt: Wenn zivilgesellschaftliche Akteure öffentlichen Rechtfertigungsdruck aufbauen und zugleich rechtlich kodifizierte Begründungspflichten gelten, dann kann argumentationsbasierte Interaktion gestärkt und die asymmetrische Verteilung von Verhandlungsmacht relativiert werden.