The International Organization for Migration: Challenges, Commitments, Complexities
Understanding the Humanitarian World
Multinational Rapid Response Mechanisms: From Institutional Proliferation to Institutional Exploitation
A League of Democracies: Cosmopolitanism, Consolidation Arguments, and Global Public Goods
James G. McGann, Laura C. Whelan
March 10, 2020
This completely revised edition of Global Think Tanks: Policy Networks and Governance provides a clear description of, and context for, the global proliferation of think tanks. It explores the origins, development and diversity of think tanks and policy networks, discusses past and current issues...
Dennis Dijkzeul, Margit Fauser
February 27, 2020
Analyzing the role and impact of Diaspora Organizations (DOs) in International Relations (IR), this interdisciplinary volume provides empirical accounts of their work across Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East. Over the last three decades, DOs have increased in number, spread to new...
Ashley Jonathan Clements
December 20, 2019
Humanitarians operate on the frontlines of today’s armed conflicts, where they regularly negotiate to provide assistance and to protect vulnerable civilians. This book explores this unique and under-researched field of humanitarian negotiation. It details the challenges faced by humanitarians...
December 11, 2019
This book shows how a constructivist account of bargaining sheds new light on the emergence of impasse situations in international negotiations. It brings to the forefront misperceptions and sticky beliefs that complicate trade talks between the Global South and the Global North. In doing so, it...
November 20, 2019
Since its establishment in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has expanded from a small, regionally-specific, logistically-focused outfit into a major international organization involved in an almost dizzying array of activities related to human mobility. In 2016, IOM joined...
October 15, 2019
This book examines the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the context of the global economy in the twenty-first century, arguing that many problems within the institution lie in the disparity between its design and the nature of its tasks. Studying the global trade regime and the unsuccessful Doha...
Daniel G Maxwell, Kirsten Gelsdorf
May 17, 2019
Conflict and disaster have been part of human history for as long as it has been recorded. Over time, more mechanisms for responding to crises have developed and become more systematized. Today a large and complex ‘global humanitarian response system’ made up of a multitude of local, national and...
March 05, 2019
Corruption has long been identified as a governance challenge, yet it took states until the 1990s to adopt binding agreements combating it. While the rapid spread of anti-corruption treaties appears to mark a global consensus, a closer look reveals that not all regional and international...
John Karlsrud, Yf Reykers
January 24, 2019
The track record of military rapid response mechanisms, troops on standby, ready to be deployed to a crisis within a short time frame by intergovernmental organizations, remains disappointing. Yet, many of the obstacles to multinational actors launching a rapid and effective military response in...
December 13, 2018
Both the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) practice periodic surveillance of members to ensure that countries are adopting appropriate economic policies. Despite the importance of these procedures, they remain understudied by scholars. The global economic...
John J. Davenport
December 13, 2018
In the 21st century, as the peoples of the world grow more closely tied together, the question of real transnational government will finally have to be faced. The end of the Cold War has not brought the peace, freedom from atrocities, and decline of tyranny for which we hoped. It is also clearer...
Kurt Mills, Melissa Labonte
December 11, 2018
Accessing human rights and justice mechanisms is a pressing issue in global politics. Although an understanding of justice is inherent in broad human rights discourses, there is no clear consensus on how to develop adequate means of accessing them in order to make a difference to people’s lives....