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International Organizations

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
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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.

The Politics of Global Governance

The Politics of Global Governance

International Organizations in an Interdependent World

  • Author: Brian Frederking,Paul Francis Diehl
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781626372320
  • Category: International agencies
  • Page: 429
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"Excellent.... [This] may be the best contemporary reader for advanced undergraduate classes in international governmental organizations.... The level of analysis and readability of [the] choices is ideal." Philip Meeks, Perspectives on Political Science Covering decisionmaking processes, peace and security affairs, and economic, social, and humanitarian issues, The Politics of Global Governance helps students of international organizations to understand the major themes, theories, and approaches central to the subject. The fifteen new selections in this fully revised edition reflect an increased emphasis on transnational governance and emerging global norms. The editors¿ section introductions underscore the importance of the essays, which have been selected not only for their relevance, but also their accessibility. Brian Frederking is professor of political science at McKendree University. Paul F. Diehl is Henning Larsen Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Illinois, where he remains director of undergraduate research.

A World Beyond Borders

A World Beyond Borders

An Introduction to the History of International Organizations

  • Author: David MacKenzie
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 144269369X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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This short and well-written overview provides essential information on the history of international organizations (IOs), with particular focus on the League of Nations, the development of the United Nations, and the UN system. Starting at the beginning of the twentieth century, when there were very few international organizations in existence, A World Beyond Borders traces the growth of IOs through to the close of the century, when there were literally thousands at the heart of the international system. Following this chronological order, the book examines how international organizations became the major legal, moral, and cultural forces that they are today, involved in all aspects of international relations including peacekeeping, disarmament, peace resolution, human rights, diplomacy, and environmentalism. This book is the first in the Canadian Historical Association / University of Toronto Press International Themes and Issues Series, which is dedicated to publishing concise, focused overviews of topics that are of international significance in the study of history.

Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia

Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia

  • Author: C. Kuzemko,A. Belyi,A. Goldthau,M. Keating
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230370942
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 292
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Energy in Europe and Russia is in flux. This book presents a rich set of case studies for analyzing the complex and intertwined regional dynamics of multiple actors, levels, and policy fields in energy throughout Europe and Russia, with the aim of offering an alternative view to the prevalent geopolitical or neoliberal approaches.

Risk, Global Governance and Security

Risk, Global Governance and Security

The Other War on Terror

  • Author: Yee-Kuang Heng,Ken McDonagh
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134028946
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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This book applies risk society theory to the 'War on Terror', steering the discussion away from the militaristic discourse of the Bush era towards an emphasis on global cooperation and a new cosmopolitan agenda. The literature and rhetoric of the 'War on Terror' has been dominated by dramatic high-profile military campaigns and division in the international community. This overlooks the various multilateral practices and cooperative processes that are emerging to combat global terrorism. President Bush himself had initially been at pains to stress that his 'war' on terror would be like no other; it would involve not just military tools but financial, intelligence, police and diplomatic measures too. More than eight years later, the time is right for an in-depth evaluation of this 'other' war on terror. Yet these relatively mundane regulatory dimensions have received much less attention than the 'hot' wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, where ongoing difficulties suggest that military force alone is inadequate in controlling globalised terrorism. This book aims to redress this imbalance, by foregrounding these initiatives, tracing their implementation and reflecting on the implications for International Relations. Adopting an analytical approach that seeks to incorporate theories of risk, global governance and security, this book aims to explore the overlapping multi-level and multi-lateral dynamics of the emerging global security architecture which have remained neglected and unmapped thus far in the war on terror. This book will be of interest to students of risk politics, security studies, global governance and IR in general. Yee-Kuang Heng is Lecturer in International Relations, University of St Andrews, UK. Kenneth McDonagh is Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University.

The Formation of the BRICS and its Implication for the United States

The Formation of the BRICS and its Implication for the United States

Emerging Together

  • Author: M. Schaefer,J. Poffenbarger
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137387947
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 133
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Schaefer and Poffenbarger assess whether the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are attempting to balance US power and analyze the United States' responses to the creation of this IGO through a mix of theoretical and policy-focused approaches.

International Human Rights Law

International Human Rights Law

  • Author: Javaid Rehman
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9781405811811
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 947
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Javaid Rehman emphasises the practical aspects of International Human Rights Law, and introduces the reader to the broad scope of the subject.

The UN Secretariat's Influence on the Evolution of Peacekeeping

The UN Secretariat's Influence on the Evolution of Peacekeeping

  • Author: S. Weinlich
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137309350
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 290
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Using a unique analytical framework, the UN Secretariat's Influence on the Evolution of Peacekeeping reveals deep insights in the UN's peacekeeping decision-making and shows that even international bureaucracies with limited autonomy can shape international politics.

Parlament der Menschheit

Parlament der Menschheit

die Vereinten Nationen und der Weg zur Weltregierung

  • Author: Paul M. Kennedy
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 9783406563287
  • Category: International relations
  • Page: 400
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Internationale Organisationen

Internationale Organisationen

  • Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 353119514X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 279
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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.

Between Sovereignty and Global Governance?

Between Sovereignty and Global Governance?

The United Nations and World Politics

  • Author: Albert J. Paolini,Christian Reus-Smit,Anthony P. Jarvis
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349143421
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 358
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This book explores the nature and problems of global governance as we enter the next millennium. It focuses on the United Nations, the most ambitious experiment to date in multilateral management of world society. Leading scholars, policy-makers, and representatives of non-governmental organizations examine the economic, security, and civil political dimensions of governance, exploring the impact of changing global conditions on national, regional, and international institutions and processes of governance. They use the experience of the United Nations system to illuminate the nature and viability of sovereign and non-sovereign forms of governance in an era of rapid political, economic, cultural, strategic, and ecological change.

Rethinking International Organization

Rethinking International Organization

Deregulation and Global Governance

  • Author: Barbara Emadi-Coffin
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415195409
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 209
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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.

The Politics of Expertise in International Organizations

The Politics of Expertise in International Organizations

How International Bureaucracies Produce and Mobilize Knowledge

  • Author: Annabelle Littoz-Monnet
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1134879717
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 228
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This edited volume advances existing research on the production and use of expert knowledge by international bureaucracies. Given the complexity, technicality and apparent apolitical character of the issues dealt with in global governance arenas, ‘evidence-based’ policy-making has imposed itself as the best way to evaluate the risks and consequences of political action in global arenas. In the absence of alternative, democratic modes of legitimation, international organizations have adopted this approach to policy-making. By treating international bureaucracies as strategic actors, this volume address novel questions: why and how do international bureaucrats deploy knowledge in policy-making? Where does the knowledge they use come from, and how can we retrace pathways between the origins of certain ideas and their adoption by international administrations? What kind of evidence do international bureaucrats resort to, and with what implications? Which types of knowledge are seen as authoritative, and why? This volume makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of the way global policy agendas are shaped and propagated. It will be of great interest to scholars, policy-makers and practitioners in the fields of public policy, international relations, global governance and international organizations.

Non-Governmental Organizations in World Politics

Non-Governmental Organizations in World Politics

The Construction of Global Governance

  • Author: Peter Willetts
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136848533
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Amnesty International and Oxfam to Greenpeace and Save the Children are now key players in global politics. This accessible and informative textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the significant role and increasing participation of NGOs in world politics. Peter Willetts examines the variety of different NGOs, their structure, membership and activities, and their complex relationship with social movements and civil society. He makes us aware that there are many more NGOs exercising influence in the United Nations system than the few famous ones. Conventional thinking is challenged in a radical manner on four questions: the extent of the engagement of NGOs in global policy- making; the status of NGOs within international law; the role of NGOs as crucial pioneers in the creation of the Internet; and the need to integrate NGOs within mainstream international relations theory. This is the definitive guide to this crucial area within international politics and should be required reading for students, NGO activists, and policy-makers.

Rethinking International Organisation

Rethinking International Organisation

Deregulation and Global Governance

  • Author: Barbara Emadi-Coffin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134646143
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 224
  • View: 3331
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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.

Maritime Piracy and the Construction of Global Governance

Maritime Piracy and the Construction of Global Governance

  • Author: Michael J. Struett,Jon D. Carlson,Mark T. Nance
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136278893
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
  • View: 9943
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Piratical attacks have become more frequent, violent, costly and increasingly threaten to undermine order in the international system. Much attention has focused on Somalia, but piracy is a problem worldwide. Recent coordination efforts among states in South East Asia appear to have helped in the area, but elsewhere piracy has expanded. Interestingly, international law has long recognized piracy as a crime and provided tools for universal suppression, yet piracy persists. In this book, a handpicked group of leading experts in the field of International Relations use maritime piracy as a means to expose the incongruities in our understanding of global governance. Using broadly constructivist approaches to understand international actors’ responses to the challenges created by maritime piracy, the contributors question a number of myths and misconceptions around piracy and analyze the various ways that international law and organizations channel actors’ understandings of maritime piracy and their efforts to respond to it. In doing so, they expose some shaky foundations for IR theorists: how do we conceive of governance and legitimacy when they are delinked from the territorial aspect of the modern nation-state? What happens to prospects for cooperation when we get to the nitty-gritty questions of practice related to paying for trials, imprisoning and maintaining captured pirates, bearing the burden of policing sea-lanes, or even determining what constitutes a pirate? Does anyone have a monopoly on the legitimate use of force at sea, and how is that legitimacy constructed? Maritime Piracy and the Construction of Global Governance offers an improved theoretical understanding of the response of the international community to maritime piracy and broadens our understanding of the complex and sometimes countervailing motivations of all the actors involved, from international organizations and states down to the pirates themselves.

The New Dynamics of Multilateralism

The New Dynamics of Multilateralism

Diplomacy, International Organizations, and Global Governance

  • Author: James P. Muldoon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429975821
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
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This timely new book focuses on the various dynamics of contemporary multilateralism as it relates to global issues, global governance, and global institutions. Invited authorities, including academics, business people, and members of international groups, contribute original essays on how multilateralism as an institution has been affected by globalization, the rise of civil society and global business, emerging economic and political conditions, and new threats to peace and security in the world. Emphasizing practical applications over theoretical foundations, The New Dynamics of Multilateralism helps students understand how the practice of multilateral diplomacy has been influenced by the changes in the processes and procedures of international organizations and the role of multilateralism in the transformation of the international system of governance and the transition to an emerging new global order.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors

The Ashgate Research Companion to Non-State Actors

  • Author: Dr Bob Reinalda
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409489205
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 578
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How do non-state actors matter in international relations? This volume recognizes and examines three types of non-state actor: non-governmental organizations (NGOs), intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and transnational corporations. It illustrates how they play roles alongside nation-states and are interrelated in matters of international regulation and coordination. Accessible and articulately written, this comprehensive collection of state-of-the-art essays is essential for both scholars and practitioners in international relations.

The Organization of American States (OAS)

The Organization of American States (OAS)

Global Governance Away From the Media

  • Author: Mônica Herz
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136813977
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 160
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The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world’s oldest regional multifunctional organization. This work provides a clear and comprehensive discussion of this important body, dealing with security, technical cooperation, and the construction of democratic institutions. Providing an incisive analysis of the history, decision making procedures, relevance, functions, and operations of the OAS, this book also examines the organization in the context of the web of international and regional institutions that deal with global governance and international politics in the Western Hemisphere. In this accessible and concise text, Mônica Herz seeks to move beyond the well-studied roles of the OAS as a tool of foreign policy and assess the increasing significance of its independent normative and operational activities. Providing an important resource to those seeking to fully understand the activities and impact of the OAS, this work will be essential reading for all students of Latin American politics, international organization, and global governance.

Transformations in Global Governance

Transformations in Global Governance

Implications for Multinationals and Other Stakeholders

  • Author: Sushil Vachani
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1847203159
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 328
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This book brings attention to the growing complexity of managing multinational firms in light of the rise to significant power of non-governmental organizations such as Amnesty International and the anti-WTO coalition. It also considers the renewed public doubts about MNE legitimacy as the free-market model comes under greater criticism, especially in emerging markets. The book adds very useful value in illuminating situations in which companies are facing increased impact of pressure groups as well as governments in their international business. The menu of papers really gives the reader some food for thought, and specifically for thinking about how more acceptable governance of MNEs can be pursued in the 21st century. Robert Grosse, The Garvin School of International Management, US In recent years a number of excellent books have been published on the failure of corporate governance. However, nothing compares with Sushil Vachani s Transformations in Global Governance, a gripping account of global corporate governance provided by recognized IB scholars. Subhash C. Jain, University of Connecticut, US An excellent book for scholars, business leaders, and policymakers that makes good on its title Transformations in Global Governance. Sushil Vachani and the book s contributors identify how the governance structures of organizations are being transformed not just shifted or adjusted. NGOs, the WTO, multilateral institutions, multinationals, host governments and many other stakeholders have new roles and rules that are redefining how one governs a successful and socially responsible global enterprise. A must read for those intending to lead their organization's change efforts in our global economy. Stephen A. Stumpf, Villanova University, US and co-editor of Handbook on Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business The world of multinational enterprises is changing dramatically. Their complex and dynamic international context presents them with special challenges threatening their survival on one hand, and presenting them with unprecedented opportunities on the other. In this volume, international experts analyze different aspects of the transformations in global governance: ideological variations, trade governance, competition policy and the rise of civil society. They discuss the implications for multinational government relations, multinationals self-governance, relations with NGOs and issues of competitiveness. The book focuses on two forces integral to the process of globalization. The first is the evolution of inter-governmental organizations, such as the World Trade Organization, and various agreements pertaining to trade, environment, labor, competition and investment. The other equally important factor is the rise of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which have a significant impact on the strategies of multinational enterprises, governments and inter-governmental organizations. The contributors explore these forces in chapters detailing shifts in governance and their implications for multinationals, governments and society in general. This cohesive examination of an under-analyzed area will appeal to students and scholars of international business, and other researchers in management schools, think tanks, management consulting companies, government agencies, inter-governmental organizations, and NGOs.