International Organisation in World Politics

Since the end of the Cold War, international organisations have assumed a greater importance on the world stage. The United Nations has played a key role in all of the major security issues during this period - increasingly called upon to address other global problems such as poverty and internation...

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Main Authors: Armstrong, David, Lloyd, Lorna (Author), Redmond, John (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London Macmillan Education UK 2004, 2004
Edition:Third Edition
Series:The Making of the Twentieth Century
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Since the end of the Cold War, international organisations have assumed a greater importance on the world stage. The United Nations has played a key role in all of the major security issues during this period - increasingly called upon to address other global problems such as poverty and international crime - while the European Union has created a single currency and moved towards the adoption of a constitution. The growing significance of the World Trade Organisation and other economic institutions has led some to talk of the emergence of a structure of global governance; and international non-governmental organisations and social movements are now widely seen as forming a kind of global civil society that both challenges and participates in these developments. Building on the success of the previous edition (Versailles to Maastricht: International Organisation in the Twentieth Century), this book is a valuable introduction to the complex history of modern international organisation. David Armstrong, Lorna Lloyd and John Redmond: - pay close attention to the League of Nations, the UN and the EU - offer chapters on the new regionalism, global governance and international regimes and global civil society - adopt a thematic and analytical approach to the subject - provide a concise factual account of the rise of the international organisation
Physical Description:304 p online resource
ISBN:9780230629523