The Politics of Global Governance: International Organizations in an Interdependent World / Edition 4

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For nearly ten years, The Politics of Global Governance has helped students of international organizations to understand the major themes, theories, and approaches central to the subject. The third edition of this widely used anthology has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current concerns of the global system. Peacekeeping and collective security, finance and trace, and social and humanitarian issues are among the key topics covered.
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Representing a balance of cynics and idealists, 17 reprinted articles comprise a reader for students of international politics. After overviews, they cover decision making, peace and security affairs, economic issues, social and humanitarian activities, and international organizations in the future. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588267115
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 520
  • Sales rank: 289,315
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Introduction
Introduction to part 1 3
1 International governmental organizations 9
2 Why states act through formal international organizations 25
3 The false promise of international institutions 60
Pt. 2 Decisionmaking
Introduction to part 2 109
4 The framework for inquiry 111
5 The role of the UN Secretary-General : the power of persuasion based on law 127
6 Power and satisfaction in the Security Council 144
7 Financing the United Nations and the international public sector : problems and reform 165
Pt. 3 Peace and security affairs
Introduction to part 3 193
8 The idea and the reality of collective security 197
9 International engagement in war-torn countries 228
10 Forks in the road : theoretical and policy concerns for 21st century peacekeeping 242
Pt. 4 Economic issues
Introduction to part 4 271
11 The political geography of world financial reform : who wants what and why? 273
12 The determinants of aid allocation by regional multilateral development banks and United Nations agencies 290
13 Is WTO dispute settlement effective? 313
14 The new wave of regionalism 330
Pt. 5 Social and humanitarian activities
Introduction to part 5 377
15 NGOs and the UN system in complex humanitarian emergencies : conflict or cooperation? 381
16 The case against a new international environmental organization 398
17 The global women's movement : articulating a new vision of global governance 415
Pt. 6 International organizations and the future
Introduction to part 6 443
18 Reforming the United Nations : lessons from a history of progress 445
19 Thinking about the future of the UN system 483
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