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Global Think Tanks: Policy Networks and Governance

Global Think Tanks: Policy Networks and Governance

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

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...

Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs

Diaspora Organizations in International Affairs

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups: The Frontlines of Diplomacy

Humanitarian Negotiations with Armed Groups: The Frontlines of Diplomacy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

Negotiating Trade in Uncertain Worlds: Misperception and Contestation in EU-West Africa Relations

Negotiating Trade in Uncertain Worlds: Misperception and Contestation in EU-West Africa Relations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Clara Weinhardt
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...

The International Organization for Migration: Challenges, Commitments, Complexities

The International Organization for Migration: Challenges, Commitments, Complexities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Megan Bradley
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...

Negotiations in the World Trade Organization: Design and Performance

Negotiations in the World Trade Organization: Design and Performance

1st Edition

Michal Parizek
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...

Understanding the Humanitarian World

Understanding the Humanitarian World

1st Edition

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...

Towards a Global Consensus Against Corruption: International Agreements as Products of Diffusion and Signals of Commitment

Towards a Global Consensus Against Corruption: International Agreements as Products of Diffusion and Signals of Commitment

1st Edition

Mathis Lohaus
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...

Multinational Rapid Response Mechanisms: From Institutional Proliferation to Institutional Exploitation

Multinational Rapid Response Mechanisms: From Institutional Proliferation to Institutional Exploitation

1st Edition

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...

The IMF, the WTO & the Politics of Economic Surveillance

The IMF, the WTO & the Politics of Economic Surveillance

1st Edition

Martin Edwards
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...

A League of Democracies: Cosmopolitanism, Consolidation Arguments, and Global Public Goods

A League of Democracies: Cosmopolitanism, Consolidation Arguments, and Global Public Goods

1st Edition

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...

Accessing and Implementing Human Rights and Justice

Accessing and Implementing Human Rights and Justice

1st Edition

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....

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