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Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2007

Center on International Cooperation

Unique in its breadth and depth of coverage, the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations presents the most detailed collection of data on peace operations—those launched by the UN, by regional organizations, by coalitions, and by individual nations—that is available. Features of the 2007 volume include:   an introductory essay on the priorities and processes crucial to    More >

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2007

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2008

Center on International Cooperation

Unique in its breadth of coverage, the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations presents the most detailed collection of data on peace operations—those launched by the UN, by regional organizations, by coalitions, and by individual nations—that is available. Features of the 2008 volume include: a summary analysis of the trends and developments in peace operations through 2007 a    More >

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2008

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2009

Center on International Cooperation

Unique in its breadth of coverage, the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations presents the most detailed collection of data on peace operations—those launched by the UN, by regional organizations, by coalitions, and by individual nations—that is available. Features of the 2009 volume include:                      More >

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2009

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2010

Center on International Cooperation

Unique in its breadth of coverage, the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations presents the most detailed collection of data on peace operations—those launched by the UN, by regional organizations, by coalitions, and by individual nations—that is available. Features of the 2010 volume include:                      More >

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2010

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2011

Center on International Cooperation

Unique in its breadth of coverage, the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations presents the most detailed collection of data on peace operations—those launched by the UN, by regional organizations, by coalitions, and by individual nations—that is available. Features of the 2011 volume include: • a thematic focus on current operations in periods of transition • a summary    More >

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2011

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2012

Center on International Cooperation

Unique in its breadth of coverage, the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations presents the most detailed collection of data on peace operations—those launched by the UN, by regional organizations, and by coalitions—that is available. Features of the 2012 volume include: • a thematic focus on the role of peace operations in the extension of state authority • a summary    More >

Annual Review of Global Peace Operations, 2012

Collective Security in a Changing World

Thomas G. Weiss, editor

This volume analyzes institutional mechanisms in the United Nations and in regional organizations that exist to deal with threats to the peace, and also examines what the U.S. response should be to the evolving opportunity to strengthen collective security. The numerous theoretical and practical problems of guaranteeing international security in the 1990s provide the substance for analysis by    More >

Development and Advocacy: Development in Practice

Deborah Eade, editor, with an introduction by Maria Teresa Diokno-Pascual

Complete book information to come.    More >

Development and Advocacy: Development in Practice

From Promise to Practice: Strengthening UN Capacities for the Prevention of Violent Conflict

Chandra Lekha Sriram and Karin Wermester, editors

How can the United Nations, regional and subregional organizations, government donors, and other policymakers best apply the tools of conflict prevention to the wide range of intrastate conflict situations actually found in the field? The detailed case studies and analytical chapters in From Promise to Practice offer operational lessons for fashioning strategy and tactics to meet the challenges of    More >

From Promise to Practice: Strengthening UN Capacities for the Prevention of Violent Conflict

Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations

Ramesh Thakur, editor-in-chief, with Mónica Serrano, Brian Job, and Diana Tussie, editors

Global Governance showcases the expertise of leading scholars and practitioners concerned with the processes of international cooperation and multilateralism. The result is a provocative exploration of the most pressing transnational challenges of our time—issues of peace and security, development, human rights, the environment, and health among them—presenting    More >

Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations

Governing the Americas: Assessing Multilateral Institutions

Gordon Mace, Jean-Philippe Thérien, and Paul Haslam, editors

Governing the Americas presents the first systematic assessment of the functioning of hemispheric institutions since the introduction of the Summit of the Americas process in 1994.   The authors evaluate the effectiveness of inter-American institutions with regard to core issues of democratic governance, security, trade, and economic development. They consider, as well, the impact of the    More >

Governing the Americas: Assessing Multilateral Institutions

International Law and Politics: Key Documents

Shirley V. Scott, editor

Unique in its breadth of coverage, this carefully designed collection presents the key documents of international law at the global level. The collection encompasses the full spectrum of central issues, with the documents grouped in eight subject areas: foundations, the use of force, arms control, international crime, human rights, humanitarian law, the environment, and the global commons. A    More >

International Law and Politics: Key Documents

International Organizations and Democracy: Accountability, Politics, and Power

Thomas D. Zweifel

Do international organizations represent the interests of the global citizenry? Or are they merely vehicles for the agendas of powerful nations and special interests? Thomas Zweifel explores this increasingly contentious issue, deftly blending history, theory, and case studies.   Zweifel's analysis covers both regional organizations (e.g., the EU, NAFTA, NATO, the AU) and such global    More >

International Organizations and Democracy: Accountability, Politics, and Power

International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance, 2nd edition

Margaret P. Karns and Karen A. Mingst

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    More >

International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance, 2nd edition

Invisible Governance: International Secretariats in Global Politics

John Mathiason

Having served as a member of the United Nations Secretariat for 25 years, John Mathiason offers a unique behind-the-scenes view, taking readers through of the life and duties of an international public servant. Through personal accounts and extensive knowledge of a variety of international organizations, Mathiason covers the implications of being an influential, but "invisible" entity.    More >

Invisible Governance: International Secretariats in Global Politics

Men, Militarism, and UN Peacekeeping: A Gendered Analysis

Sandra Whitworth

Sandra Whitworth looks behind the rhetoric to investigate from a feminist perspective some of the realities of military intervention under the UN flag.   Whitworth contends that there is a fundamental contradiction between portrayals of peacekeeping as altruistic and benign and the militarized masculinity that underpins the group identity of soldiers. Examining evidence from Cambodia and    More >

Men, Militarism, and UN Peacekeeping: A Gendered Analysis

NAFTA in the New Millennium

Edward J. Chambers and Peter H. Smith, editors

In the eight years since NAFTA's implementation, leaders and citizens in member countries have gained a sense of what the agreement is and is not, what it can and cannot do. NAFTA has resolved some problems but revealed (or created) others. Contributors to this volume examine NAFTA's performance and impact, the degree of support it enjoys in the member countries, prospects for short- and    More >

NAFTA in the New Millennium

NGOs, the UN, and Global Governance

Thomas G. Weiss and Leon Gordenker, editors

A comprehensive exploration of the role of nongovernmental organizations in the international arena, this collection examines the full range of NGO relationships and actions. The authors first outline the aims and scope of NGOs and suggest a systematic way of thinking about their activities. These conceptual notions underlie Part 2 of the book, five case studies focusing on NGOs vis-a-vis    More >

Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in East Timor

James DeShaw Rae

Did the United Nations successfully help to build a just, peaceful state and society in postconflict East Timor? Has transitional justice satisfied local demands for accountability and/or reconciliation? What lessons can be learned from the UN’s efforts? Drawing on extensive field work, James DeShaw Rae offers a grassroots perspective on the relationship between peacebuilding and    More >

Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in East Timor

Piecing a Democratic Quilt? Regional Organizations and Universal Norms

Edward McMahon and Scott Baker

McMahon and Baker assess the differing approaches that regional organizations are developing to promote and protect member state adherence to democratic principles. Timely, and written in an engaging and highly readable style, Piecing a Democratic Quilt provides essential insights and analysis of processes and organizations that affect the lives of everyone on the planet.    More >

Piecing a Democratic Quilt? Regional Organizations and Universal Norms

Politics and Process at the United Nations: The Global Dance

Courtney B. Smith

How does the United Nations actually work? How does it reconcile the diverse interests of 191 sovereign member states—plus those of the multinational corporations that lobby it, the numerous NGOs with which it interacts, and the enormous international secretariat that services it—in the search for effective solutions to the myriad problems it confronts daily? Politics and Process at    More >

Politics and Process at the United Nations: The Global Dance

Ralph Bunche: The Man and His Times

Benjamin Rivlin, editor

Illuminating the many facets of his career and exploring his extraordinary legacy, a distinguished group of authors examine Nobel peace laureate Ralph Bunche's ideas and activities ranging from his involvement in the civil rights movement to his work at the United Nations. As they reflect on Bunche's responses to some of the crucial problems that confronted the United States during his    More >

Ralph Bunche: The Man and His Times

Responding to Genocide: The Politics of International Action

Adam Lupel and Ernesto Verdeja, editors

What are the causes of genocide and mass atrocities? How can we prevent these atrocities or, when that is no longer possible, intervene to stop them? What are the impediments to timely and robust action? In what ways do political factors shape the nature, and results, of international responses? The authors of Responding to Genocide explore these questions, examining the many challenges involved    More >

Responding to Genocide: The Politics of International Action

Sanctions and the Search for Security: Challenges to UN Action

David Cortright and George A. Lopez, with Linda Gerber

Following on the publication of The Sanctions Decade—lauded as the definitive history and accounting of United Nations sanctions in the 1990s—David Cortright and George Lopez continue their collaboration to examine the changing context and meaning of sanctions and the security dilemmas that the Security Council now faces.   Cortright and Lopez note that, despite widespread    More >

Sanctions and the Search for Security: Challenges to UN Action

The Change Imperative: Creating the Next Generation NGO

Paul David Ronalds

Paul David Ronalds draws on his experience as deputy CEO of World Vision Australia to offer a practical guide for international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) as they face the challenges of the Twenty-First century. Covering such concrete issues as advocacy, finance, technology, and human resources, as well as the more ambiguous areas of legitimacy and state sovereignty, his book is    More >

The Change Imperative: Creating the Next Generation NGO

The Collected Papers of Kofi Annan: UN Secretary-General, 1997-2006

Jean E. Krasno, editor

The thousands of documents in this five-volume set illuminate the complexity and texture of the workings of the United Nations as they trace the activities of Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the conceptual evolution of his ideas.  With the cooperation of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General in the release of previously classified material, the documents encompass internal notes,    More >

The Collected Papers of Kofi Annan: UN Secretary-General, 1997-2006

The European Union: Readings on the Theory and Practice of European Integration, 4th edition

Brent F. Nelsen and Alexander Stubb, editors

The fourth edition of this popular reader, thoroughly updated, introduces students to both the concept of a united Europe and to integration theory. The expanded first two sections of the book now present the visions of the primary shapers of the union and its fundamental documents, as well as early currents in integration theory. The completely revised third and fourth sections explore recent    More >

The European Union: Readings on the Theory and Practice of European Integration, 4th edition

The Politics of Global Governance: International Organizations in an Interdependent World, 4th Edition

Paul F. Diehl and Brian Frederking, editors

The Politics of Global Governance helps students of international organizations understand the major themes, theories, and approaches central to the subject. The fourth edition of this widely used anthology has been thoroughly updated with fourteen new essays to reflect the current concerns of the global system. Peacekeeping and collective security, finance and trade, and social and humanitarian    More >

The Politics of Global Governance: International Organizations in an Interdependent World, 4th Edition

The Sanctions Decade: Assessing UN Strategies in the 1990s

David Cortright and George A. Lopez

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! Since the end of the Cold War, economic sanctions have been a frequent instrument of United Nations authority, imposed by the Security Council against nearly a dozen targets. Some efforts appear to have been successful, others are more doubtful—all, though, have been controversial. This book, based on more than two hundred interviews with officials from    More >

The UN Secretariat: A Brief History

Thant Myint-U and Amy Scott

Reform of the UN Secretariat has been a subject of debate for nearly as long as the UN has existed. Providing much-needed background for more informed discussions of the subject, this new book provides a concise history of the Secretariat—a little understood, but critically important part of the UN system.      More >

The UN Secretariat: A Brief History

The UN Security Council: From the Cold War to the 21st Century

David M. Malone, editor

The nature and scope of UN Security Council decisions—significantly changed in the post-Cold War era—have enormous implications for the conduct of foreign policy. The United Nations Security Council offers a comprehensive view of the council both internally and as a key player in world politics. Focusing on the evolution of the council's treatment of key issues, the authors    More >

The UN Security Council: From the Cold War to the 21st Century

The United Nations and Regional Security: Europe and Beyond

Michael Pugh and Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, editors

Events in Europe over the past decade or so have created a dynamic requiring significant conceptual and practical adjustments on the part of the the United Nations and a range of regional actors, including the EU, NATO, and the OSCE. This volume explores the resulting collaborative relationships in the context of peace operations in the Balkans, considering past efforts and developing specific    More >

The United Nations and Regional Security: Europe and Beyond

The United Nations System: Toward International Justice

Nigel White

To what extent does the United Nations system work? This comprehensive survey of the world's most important family of international organizations examines the UN's structure and powers—and considers whether it is achieving what it set out to do. Focusing on legal rather than political issues, White first examines the UN's objectives, not only as defined in the original charter and the    More >

The United Nations System: Toward International Justice

The United Nations: Confronting the Challenges of a Global Society

Jean E. Krasno, editor

Despite the high visibility of the United Nations in various peacekeeping operations, the enormous role that it plays in the global arena goes largely unnoticed. This new book focuses on that larger role, bringing to life the evolutionary process of multilateral interaction that is the foundation of the organization, the sometimes heated politics behind its operations, and the key personalities    More >

The United Nations: Confronting the Challenges of a Global Society

The Wave of the Future: The United Nations and Naval Peacekeeping

Robert Stephens Staley II

Though the United Nations will face numerous challenges on the world's oceans in the next decades, it has not yet developed the capability to operate effectively in the areas of maritime peacekeeping or enforcement. This study examines the various regional maritime challenges confronting the United Nations and describes several organizational and experiential models—ranging from    More >

The World Food Programme in Global Politics

Sandy Ross

How has the World Food Programme come to be so well-regarded—even in the US—despite being part of the much-maligned UN system? What are the political and institutional conditions that have enabled it to accrue legitimacy as an international organization? And how much substance lies behind the perceptions of its effectiveness? Finding the answers to these questions in his analysis of    More >

The World Food Programme in Global Politics

The World Trade Organization: Changing Dynamics in the Global Political Economy

Anna Lanoszka

A comprehensive examination of the World Trade Organization, this book covers all the basics: the WTO's history, its structure, and its practices and concerns. Lanoszka begins with an overview of the world trading system since the end of World War II and explains the profound changes brought about by the establishment of the WTO. A discussion of the organization's structure, rules,    More >

The World Trade Organization: Changing Dynamics in the Global Political Economy

UN Peacekeeping in Africa: From the Suez Crisis to the Sudan Conflicts

Adekeye Adebajo

Nearly half of all UN peacekeeping missions in the post–Cold War era have been in Africa, and the continent currently hosts the greatest number (and also the largest) of such missions in the world. Uniquely assessing five decades of UN peacekeeping in Africa, Adekeye Adebajo focuses on a series of questions: What accounts for the resurgence of UN peacekeeping efforts in Africa after the Cold    More >

UN Peacekeeping in Africa: From the Suez Crisis to the Sudan Conflicts