International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance / Edition 1

International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance / Edition 1

by Margaret P. Karns, Karen A. Mingst
     
 

In this university textbook, political scientists Karns (U. of Dayton) and Mingst (U. of Kentucky) attempt a comprehensive examination of the politics of international organizations, covering the United Nations system, regional and non-governmental organizations, and the evolution of global governance. They structure the material around four issue-based… See more details below

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In this university textbook, political scientists Karns (U. of Dayton) and Mingst (U. of Kentucky) attempt a comprehensive examination of the politics of international organizations, covering the United Nations system, regional and non-governmental organizations, and the evolution of global governance. They structure the material around four issue-based chapters—peace and security, economic development, human rights, and the environment—providing an illustrative case study as an introduction for each discussion. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555879631
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1Understanding global governance
1The challenges of global governance3
2The theoretical foundations of global governance35
Pt. 2Evolving pieces of global governance
3Foundations of the pieces of global governance63
4The United Nations : centerpiece of global governance97
5Regional organizations145
6Nonstate actors : NGOs, networks, and social movements211
7The roles of states in global governance249
Pt. 3The need for global governance
8The search for peace and security277
9Promoting human development and economic well-being355
10Protecting human rights413
11Protecting the environment459
Pt. 4The dilemmas of global governance
12Dilemmas of global governance in the twenty-first century499

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