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

Margaret P. Karns and Karen A. Mingst
International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance, 2nd edition
ISBN: 978-1-58826-698-9
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ISBN: 978-1-58826-846-4
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2009/633 pages/LC: 2009042175

Praise for the previous edition:

"An extraordinary primer for any student of international relations.... This book collates and masterfully illustrates the varied processes that drive contemporary international organizations."—UN21 Newsletter, ASIL

"This is an important book, comprehensive, accessible, and rich in detail." —Ian Johnstone, Tufts University

"Putting the pieces of the puzzle together in a highly readable way, Karns and Mingst provide a comprehensive overview of the many actors, processes, and challenges involved in the complex subject of global governance."—Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton University

"This accessible IO text may well set the standard for years to come. The breadth of coverage provides ‘one-stop shopping’ for the full range of international organizations, along with welcome attention to global issues." —Kent Kille, College of Wooster

DESCRIPTION

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Margaret P. Karns is professor emerita of political science at the University of Dayton. Karen A. Mingst is professor of political science at the University of Kentucky and Lockwood Chair Professor in the university’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. Professors Karns and Mingst are coauthors of The United Nations in the Twenty-First Century.

CONTENTS

  • UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL GOVERNANCE.
  • The Challenges of Global Governance.
  • The Theoretical Foundations of Global Governance.
  • EVOLVING PIECES OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE.
  • Foundations of the Pieces of Global Governance.
  • The United Nations: Centerpiece of Global Governance.
  • Regional Organizations.
  • Nonstate Actors: NGOs, Networks, and Social Movements.
  • The Role of States in Global Governance.
  • THE NEED FOR GLOBAL GOVERNANCE.
  • The Search for Peace and Security.
  • Promoting Human Development and Economic Well-Being.
  • Protecting Human Rights.
  • Protecting the Environment.
  • THE DILEMMAS OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE.
  • Innovations in Global Governance for the Twenty-First Century.