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UN Peacekeeping Doctrine in a New Era: Adapting to Stabilisation, Protection and New Threats

UN Peacekeeping Doctrine in a New Era: Adapting to Stabilisation, Protection and New Threats

1st Edition

Cedric de Coning, Chiyuki Aoi, John Karlsrud
February 14, 2017

This edited volume offers a thorough review of peacekeeping theory and reality in contemporary contexts, and aligns the two to help inform practice. Recent UN peacekeeping operations have challenged the traditional peacekeeping principles of consent, impartiality and the minimum use of force. The...

Global Environmental Institutions

Global Environmental Institutions

2nd Edition

Elizabeth R. DeSombre
February 09, 2017

Global Environmental Institutions continues to provide the most accessible and succinct overview of the major global institutions attempting to protect the natural environment. Fully updated throughout to reflect the latest environmental issues, the second edition includes substantial new material...

Summits & Regional Governance: The Americas in Comparative Perspective

Summits & Regional Governance: The Americas in Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Gordon Mace, Jean-Philippe Therien, Diana Tussie, Olivier Dabène
January 27, 2017

Despite the large number of regional and global summits there is very little known about the functioning and impact of this particular type of diplomatic practice. While recognizing that the growing importance of summits is a universal phenomenon, this volume takes advantage of the richness of the...

The BRICS and Coexistence: An Alternative Vision of World Order

The BRICS and Coexistence: An Alternative Vision of World Order

1st Edition

Cedric de Coning, Thomas Mandrup, Liselotte Odgaard
December 02, 2016

The grouping consisting of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) was initially meant to be nothing more than clever investment jargon referring to the largest and most attractive emerging economies. However, these countries identified with the BRIC concept, and started to meet annually as a group...

Transformations in Trade Politics: Participatory Trade Politics in West Africa

Transformations in Trade Politics: Participatory Trade Politics in West Africa

1st Edition

Silke Trommer
December 02, 2016

This book examines the evolution and application of participatory trade politics in West Africa and discusses the theoretical implications for political economy and global governance approaches to trade policy-making. The author traces the involvement of a network of West African global justice...

Global Governance and Transnationalizing Capitalist Hegemony: The Myth of the 'Emerging Powers'

Global Governance and Transnationalizing Capitalist Hegemony: The Myth of the 'Emerging Powers'

1st Edition

Ian Taylor
November 28, 2016

This book is a critique of claims regarding how emerging economies are supposedly rewriting the rules of global governance and ushering in alternative models to neoliberal orthodoxy. It argues that such assumptions are abstractions that ignore both the transnationalizing nature of the global...

India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum (IBSA): The Rise of the Global South

India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum (IBSA): The Rise of the Global South

1st Edition

Oliver Stuenkel
November 08, 2016

The establishment of the IBSA as one of the principal platforms of South-South cooperation is one of the most notable developments in international politics during the first decade of the twenty-first century. While the concept is now frequently referred to in discussions about the Global South,...

Making Global Institutions Work

Making Global Institutions Work

1st Edition

Kate Brennan
October 11, 2016

This book seeks to think differently about what we recognize as "global institutions" and how they could work better for the people who need them most. By so doing, the contributions show that there is a group of institutions that influence enough people’s lives in significant enough ways through...

Private Foundations and Development Partnerships: American Philanthropy and Global Development Agendas

Private Foundations and Development Partnerships: American Philanthropy and Global Development Agendas

1st Edition

Michael Moran
October 11, 2016

This book explores the influence of private United States (US) philanthropic foundations in the governance of global problems. Through a close scrutiny of four high profile case studies of public-private collaboration, the work addresses the vacuum present in global governance scholarship regarding...

Rules, Politics, and the International Criminal Court: Committing to the Court

Rules, Politics, and the International Criminal Court: Committing to the Court

1st Edition

Yvonne Dutton
October 11, 2016

In this new work, Dutton examines the ICC and whether and how its enforcement mechanism influences state membership and the court’s ability to realize treaty goals, examining questions such as: Why did states decide to create the ICC and design the institution with this uniquely strong...

The Security Council as Global Legislator

The Security Council as Global Legislator

1st Edition

Vesselin Popovski, Trudy Fraser
October 11, 2016

Security Council resolutions have undergone an important evolution over the last two decades. While continuing its traditional role of determining state-specific threats to peace and engaging accordingly in various peaceful or coercive measures, the Security Council has also adopted resolutions...

Challenges of Constructing Legitimacy in Peacebuilding: Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, and East Timor

Challenges of Constructing Legitimacy in Peacebuilding: Afghanistan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, and East Timor

1st Edition

Daisaku Higashi
October 06, 2016

Peacebuilding is a critical issue in world politics. Surprisingly, however, there has not been a full examination of concrete policies and implementation strategies to generate legitimacy in "host states" by either international relations (IR) theorists or practitioners. The objective of this book...

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