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International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance / Edition 2

International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance / Edition 2

by Margaret P. Karns, Karen A. Mingst


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International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance / Edition 2

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

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ISBN-13: 9781588266989
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/2009
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 603
Sales rank: 482,735
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxiii
Part 1Understanding Global Governance
1The Challenges of Global Governance3
What Is Global Governance?3
The Pieces of Global Governance4
Actors in Global Governance15
An Increasing Need for Global Governance?21
Processes of Global Governance: Multilateralism Matters26
The Politics and Effectiveness of Global Governance30
2The Theoretical Foundations of Global Governance35
Constructivism: An Alternative Approach50
Critical Theories52
Theories of Organizations56
IR Theory and Global Governance59
Part 2Evolving Pieces of Global Governance
3Foundations of the Pieces of Global Governance63
The State System and Its Weaknesses64
Governance Innovations in the Nineteenth Century65
Multilateralism in the Twentieth Century68
4The United Nations: Centerpiece of Global Governance97
Foundations of the United Nations98
The Major Organs of the UN101
World Politics and the Evolution of the United Nations126
Persistent Organizational Problems and the Need for Reform132
The UN's Relationship to Regional Organizations142
5Regional Organizations145
The Roots and Dynamics of Regionalism148
Europe's Regional Organizations153
Regional Organizations in the Americas176
Asia's Regional Organizations189
Africa's Regional Organizations200
Middle East Regional Organizations206
Assessing the Consequences of Regionalism209
6Nonstate Actors: NGOs, Networks, and Social Movements211
Nonstate Actors in Action211
The Range of Nonstate Actors213
The Growth of Nonstate Actors224
NGOs Relationships to IGOs230
NGO Influence and Its Limits240
7The Roles of States in Global Governance249
States in Action249
States and Other Actors: A Complex Interaction250
The Key Role of the United States252
Other Powerful States257
Middle-Power States262
Small States, Developing States264
State Strategies265
The Challenges of Multilateral Diplomacy: Negotiating Across Cultures270
Getting Agreement273
Part 3The Need for Global Governance
8The Search for Peace and Security277
Case Study: Somalia as a Watershed277
Wars as the Genesis for Pieces of Security Governance279
Mechanisms for the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes289
Collective Security, Enforcement, and Sanctions297
Arms Control and Disarmament327
Putting Together the Pieces of Security Governance336
New Threats to Security: Coping with Terrorism344
The Challenges of Human Security353
9Promoting Human Development and Economic Well-Being355
Case Study: Debt Relief355
An Evolving Global Economy358
The Globalization of Liberal Economic Norms359
Pieces of Global Economic Governance363
The Regionalization of Economic Governance392
Economic Globalization and Africa: A Problematic Case402
From Critiques of the Liberal Economic System to the Antiglobalization Movement406
10Protecting Human Rights413
Case Study: Child Soldiers413
The Roots of Human Rights Norms415
Human Rights Institutions and Mechanisms419
The Processes of Human Rights Governance428
Global Human Rights Governance in Action447
Expanding Human Rights in the Age of Globalization456
11Protecting the Environment459
Case Study: Tropical Forests in the Brazilian Amazon459
Relating Environmental Problems to Security, Economics, and Human Rights462
The Emergence of the Environment as an Issue Area463
The Pieces of Global Environmental Governance464
Global Environmental Regimes and Institutions472
Global Governance in Action481
Regional Environmental Governance486
The Challenges of Implementation, Compliance, and Effectiveness493
Part 4The Dilemmas of Global Governance
12Dilemmas of Global Governance in the Twenty-First Century499
New Issues, Diverse Approaches499
What Makes Global Governance Different?510
Challenges for the Future514
List of Acronyms521
About the Book603

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