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The International Monetary Fund (IMF): Politics of Conditional Lending

The International Monetary Fund (IMF): Politics of Conditional Lending

1st Edition

James Raymond Vreeland
November 30, 2006

This is a clear and concise introduction to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and an overview of its debates and controversies. Where did the IMF come from? What does it do? Why do so many governments participate in its programs and what are their effects? How can we best reform this key...

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): Resurgence and the Development Agenda

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): Resurgence and the Development Agenda

1st Edition

Christopher May
November 23, 2006

Covering the World Intellectual Property Organization, this volume introduces a much ignored element of the contemporary structure of global governance to scholars of international political economy. Christopher May discusses: how the World Intellectual Property Organization works, its...

UN Security Council: Practice and Promise

UN Security Council: Practice and Promise

1st Edition

Edward C. Luck
September 07, 2006

Written by best-selling author Edward C. Luck, this new text is broad and engaging enough for undergraduates, sophisticated enough for graduates and lively enough for a wider audience interested in the key institutions of international public policy. Looking at the antecedents of the UN...

Internal Displacement: Conceptualization and its Consequences

Internal Displacement: Conceptualization and its Consequences

1st Edition

Thomas G. Weiss, David A. Korn
June 22, 2006

This new volume traces the normative, legal, institutional, and political responses to the challenges of assisting and protecting internally displaced persons (IDPs). The crisis of IDPs was first confronted in the 1980s, and the problems of those suffering from this type of forced migration has...

The UN General Assembly

The UN General Assembly

1st Edition

M.J. Peterson
November 03, 2005

The United Nations General Assembly is arguably the most important discussion forum in global politics. This is a concise and accessible introduction to its history, organization and politics. Examining the development of the Assembly as a forum for improving international...

The UN Secretary-General and Secretariat

The UN Secretary-General and Secretariat

1st Edition

Leon Gordenker
June 09, 2005

This is a sharp insight into the heart of the United Nations. Behind the public face of its Secretary General, Kofi Annan is a core of advisors and officials, this book examines them in close detail. This UN is facing tremendous pressures from today's world and is a crucial part of its future. The...

The United Nations and Human Rights: A guide for a new era

The United Nations and Human Rights: A guide for a new era

1st Edition

Julie A Mertus, Julie A. Mertus, Julie Mertus
May 26, 2005

This is a comprehensive and timely guide to the United Nations (UN) human rights machinery. Today, virtually all UN bodies and specialized agencies are undertaking efforts to incorporate the promotion or protection of human rights into their programs and activities. The United Nations and Human...

United Nations Global Conferences

United Nations Global Conferences

1st Edition

Michael G. Schechter
May 26, 2005

This new book covers the origins purposes, trends and controversies of the United Nations' global conferences.There are 30 such conferences to compare, and many argue that they have not been worth the money spent on them. Others, however, suggest that they offer the only effective way to address...

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