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UN Peacebuilding Architecture: The First 10 Years

UN Peacebuilding Architecture: The First 10 Years

1st Edition

Cedric de Coning, Eli Stamnes
April 12, 2016

Since its establishment, the UN's Peacebuilding Architecture (PBA) has been involved in peacebuilding processes in more than 20 countries. This edited volume takes stock of the overall impact of the PBA during its first decade in existence, and generates innovative recommendations for how the...

Displacement, Development, and Climate Change: International organizations moving beyond their mandates

Displacement, Development, and Climate Change: International organizations moving beyond their mandates

1st Edition

Nina Hall
April 04, 2016

This book focuses on one critical challenge: climate change. Climate change is predicted to lead to an increased intensity and frequency of natural disasters. An increase in extreme weather events, global temperatures and higher sea levels may lead to displacement and migration, and will affect...

The International Committee of the Red Cross: A Neutral Humanitarian Actor

The International Committee of the Red Cross: A Neutral Humanitarian Actor

2nd Edition

David P. Forsythe, Barbara Ann Rieffer-Flanagan
February 29, 2016

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has a complex position in international relations, being the guardian of international humanitarian law but often acting discretely to advance human dignity. Treated by most governments as if it were an inter-governmental organization, the ICRC is...

Human Development and Global Institutions: Evolution, Impact, Reform

Human Development and Global Institutions: Evolution, Impact, Reform

1st Edition

Richard Ponzio, Arunabha Ghosh
February 09, 2016

This book provides a timely and accessible introduction to the foundational ideas associated with the human development school of thought. It examines its conceptual evolution during the post-colonial era, and discusses how various institutions of the UN system have tried to engage with this issue,...

Brazil as a Rising Power: Intervention Norms and the Contestation of Global Order

Brazil as a Rising Power: Intervention Norms and the Contestation of Global Order

1st Edition

Kai Michael Kenkel, Philip Cunliffe
January 12, 2016

This book examines the normative tensions inherent in upward mobility within the international system, focusing particularly on the clash between sovereign self-interest and the putatively universal norms associated with international interventions. It provides extensive detail and deep analysis of...

World Trade Organization (WTO): Law, Economics, and Politics

World Trade Organization (WTO): Law, Economics, and Politics

2nd Edition

Bernard M. Hoekman, Petros C. Mavroidis
October 14, 2015

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is one of the most important international organizations in existence today. It contains a set of disciplines that affect the ability of governments to impose trade restrictions, and has helped to support the steady expansion of international trade since the 1950s...

Global Consumer Organizations

Global Consumer Organizations

1st Edition

Karsten Ronit
September 10, 2015

As corporate activity continues to expand in line with the continued globalization of the economy there is an increasing demand for establishing rules to regulate the trans-boundary activities of firms and their many and complex relations with consumers. Until now, sources of knowledge in this...

Women and Girls Rising: Progress and resistance around the world

Women and Girls Rising: Progress and resistance around the world

1st Edition

Ellen Chesler, Terry McGovern
July 07, 2015

A growing body of evidence demonstrates that improvements in the status of women and girls – however worthy and important in their own right – also drive the prosperity, stability, and security of families, communities, and nations. Yet despite many indicators of progress, women and girls...

The African Union: Addressing the challenges of peace, security, and governance

The African Union: Addressing the challenges of peace, security, and governance

2nd Edition

Samuel M. Makinda, F. Wafula Okumu, David Mickler
July 06, 2015

Fully revised and updated, the second edition of The African Union continues to offer the most comprehensive overview of the work of the African Union (AU), with special emphasis on its capacity to meet the challenges of building and sustaining governance institutions and security mechanisms. This...

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization: The Enduring Alliance

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization: The Enduring Alliance

2nd Edition

Julian Lindley-French
June 22, 2015

Continuing to provide a concise approach to this crucial organization, the second edition of The North Atlantic Treaty Organization: The Enduring Alliance is fully updated to take in the developments since 2007, with key additions including: Discussion of NATO’s place in a changing world...

Contemporary Human Rights Ideas: Rethinking theory and practice

Contemporary Human Rights Ideas: Rethinking theory and practice

2nd Edition

Bertrand G. Ramcharan
June 18, 2015

Written by a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (2003–4), this book has been fully updated for a second edition and continues to provide a much needed, short and accessible introduction to the foundational human rights ideas of our times and shows that every government is under...

Governing Climate Change

Governing Climate Change

2nd Edition

Harriet Bulkeley, Peter Newell
May 29, 2015

Governing Climate Change, Second Edition, provides a short and accessible introduction to how climate change is governed by an increasingly diverse range of actors, from civil society and market actors to multilateral development banks, donors, and cities. This updated edition also includes:...

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