International Organizations The Politics and Processes of Global Governance

ISBN-10: 1588266982
ISBN-13: 9781588266989
Edition: 2nd 2010
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List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 603
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Thoroughly updated, this new edition of the award-winning International Organizations reflects the wealth of developments in the world arena since the first edition appeared in 2004. Professors Karns and Mingst trace the evolving roles of the full range of IGOs, NGOs, state and nonstate actors, norms, rules, and other pieces of global governance. In addition, four issue-based chapters¿on peace and security, development, human rights, and the environment¿present current case studies and examine the elements of global and regional governance that are involved. New case studies include the conflict in the DRC, the current global economic crisis, and efforts to combat human trafficking and other slave-like practices. Throughout, the authors highlight questions of the legitimacy, accountability, and effectiveness of global governance.

Karen A. Mingst is Lockwood Chair Professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin. A specialist in international organization, international law, and international development, Professor Mingst has conducted research in Western Europe, West Africa, and Yugoslavia. She is the author or editor of seven books and numerous academic articles. She has frequently taught the introductory international relations course. In addition, she has traveled and lectured extensively at universities around the globe.

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Preface
Understanding Global Governance
The Challenges of Global Governance
What Is Global Governance?
The Pieces of Global Governance
Actors in Global Governance
An Increasing Need for Global Governance?
Processes of Global Governance: Multilateralism Matters
The Politics and Effectiveness of Global Governance
The Theoretical Foundations of Global Governance
Liberalism
Realism
Social Constructivism
Critical Theories
Theories of Organizational Interactions
IR Theory and Global Governance
Evolving Pieces of Global Governance
Foundations of the Pieces of Global Governance
The State System and Its Weaknesses
Governance Innovations in the Nineteenth Century
Multilateralism in the Twentieth Century
The United Nations: Centerpiece of Global Governance
Foundations of the United Nations
The Principal Organs of the United Nations
Persistent Organizational Problems and the Need for Reform
The UN's Relationship to Regional Organizations
Regional Organizations
The Roots and Dynamics of Regionalism
Europe's Regional Organizations
Regional Organizations in the Americas
Asia's Regional Organizations
Africa's Regional Organizations
Regional Organizations in the Middle East
Assessing the Consequences of Regionalism
Moving Beyond Regionalism
Nonstate Actors: NGOs, Networks, and Social Movements
Nonstate Actors in Action
The Range of Nonstate Actors
The Growth of Nonstate Actors
NGOs' Relationships to IGOs
NGO Influence and Effectiveness
NGOs: A Love Affair Cooling?
State Sovereignty and Nonstate Actors' Influence
The Role of States in Global Governance
States and Global Governance: A Complex Interaction
The Key Role of the United States
Other Powerful States
Middle-Power States
Small States, Developing States
State Strategies
Explaining State Policies and State Strategies
The Challenges of Multilateral Diplomacy
The Need for Global Governance
The Search for Peace and Security
Case Study: Somalia as a Watershed
Wars as the Genesis for Pieces of Security Governance
Mechanisms for the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes
Collective Security, Enforcement, and Sanctions
Peace Operations
Arms Control and Disarmament
Putting Together the Pieces of Security Governance
The Challenges of Human Security
Promoting Human Development and Economic Well-Being
Case Study: Economic Globalization and Africa
An Evolving Global Economy
The Globalization of Liberal Economic Norms
Pieces of Global Economic Governance
The Regionalization of Economic Governance
Critics of the Liberal Economic System and Its Governance
Case Study: The Global Financial Crisis and the Need for Economic Reform
Protecting Human Rights
Case Study: Rights of the Child and the Problem of Child Soldiers
The Roots of Humanitarian and Human Rights Norms
Human Rights Institutions and Mechanisms
The Processes of Human Rights Governance
Global Human Rights Governance in Action
Expanding Human Rights in the Age of Globalization
Protecting the Environment
Case Study: Global Warming
Relating Environmental Problems to Security, Economics, and Human Rights
Emergence of the Environment as an Issue Area
The Pieces of Global Environmental Governance
Global Environmental Regimes and Institutions
Global Governance in Action
Regional Environmental Governance
The Challenges of Implementation, Compliance, and Effectiveness
The Dilemmas of Global Governance
Innovations in Global Governance for the Twenty-First Century
What Makes Global Governance Different?
Challenges for the Future
The Need for New Thinking About Global Governance
List of Acronyms
References
Index
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