This timely new book focuses on the various dynamics of contemporary multilateralism as it relates to global issues, global governance, and global institutions. Invited authorities, including academics, business people, and members of international groups, contribute original essays on how multilateralism as an institution has been affected by globalization, the rise of civil society and global business, emerging economic and political conditions, and new threats to peace and security in the world. Emphasizing practical applications over theoretical foundations, The New Dynamics of Multilateralism helps students understand how the practice of multilateral diplomacy has been influenced by the changes in the processes and procedures of international organizations and the role of multilateralism in the transformation of the international system of governance and the transition to an emerging new global order.
Table of Contents
Preface PART ONE THE MECHANICS OF MULTILATERALISM: PAST AND PRESENT Introduction James P. Muldoon, Jr. 1 Norms and Diplomacy: The Diplomatic Underpinnings of Multilateralism Geoffrey Wiseman 2 Systemic Change, International Organizations, and the Evolution of Multilateralism Michael G. Schechter 3 Multilateralism Today and Its Contribution to Global Governance Andreas Kruck and Volker Rittberger PART TWO THE ROLE OF STATE ACTORS IN TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY DIPLOMACY Introduction Richard Reitano 4 Unplanned Obsolescence? The Future of the State in a Multilateral World Joseph H. Melrose and J. Andrew Melrose 5 The Challenge of "Rogue States" for a Troubled International Community Stephen R. Rock 6 Global Terrorism, Nuclear Proliferation, and Genocide: The Threats Posed to States and Global Stability Donna M. Schlagheck 7 Challenges to the Global Economy: Can the State Fix Them? David A. Kennett 8 Explaining State Responses to Human Rights Timothy Longman and Natalie Zahringer PART THREE THE ROLE OF NONSTATE ACTORS: ESSENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL TO GLOBAL GOVERNANCE? Introduction JoAnn Fagot Aviel 9 The Role of Humanitarian NGOs in Multilateral Diplomacy Peter D. Bell and Sherine S. Jayawickrama 10 Human Rights Advocacy in Global Governance: A Case Study of Human Rights Watch Carroll Bogert 11 Seven Steps to Influencing Multilateral Environmental Negotiations: A Case Study on Invasive Species and the Convention on Biological Diversity Stanley W. Burgiel 12 The Private Sector and the Business of Global Governance Stephen Jordan and Taryn Bird 13 Private Foundations and Multilateral Diplomacy Joan E. Spero PART FOUR THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIATS Introduction Earl Sullivan 14 International Secretariats: Diplomats or Civil Servants? John Mathiason 15 Multilateral Diplomacy and the United Nations: Global Governance Venue or Actor Ramesh Thakur 16 The Diplomacy of Specialized Agencies: High Food Prices and the World Food Program Henk-Jan Brinkman and Masood Hyder PART FIVE REFLECTIONS ON THE NEW DYNAMICS OF MULTILATERALISM 17 A Realist's Argument for Multilateral Diplomacy Earl Sullivan 18 The Role of Nonstate Actors JoAnn Fagot Aviel 19 Power, the State, Multilateral Diplomacy, and Global Governance Richard Reitano 20 Multilateralism's New Mix: Implications for Diplomacy, International Organizations, and Global Governance James P. Muldoon, Jr. About the Editors About the Contributors Index