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  • The United Nations and Changing World Politicsby Thomas G Weiss; David P Forsythe; Roger A Coate; Kelly-Kate Pease

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 33.99

    A comprehensive and contemporary examination of the United Nations, using a thematic approach to explore the UN's role in three core issues in international relations: international peace and security; human rights and humanitarian affairs; and building peace through sustainable development. more...

  • Thinking about Global Governanceby Thomas G. Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    One of the more prolific and influential analysts of multilateral approaches to global problem-solving over the last three decades is Thomas G. Weiss. Thinking about Global Governance, Why People and Ideas Matter , assembles key scholarly and policy writing. This collection organizes his most recent work addressing the core issues of the United... more...

  • Humanitarian Businessby Thomas G. Weiss

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    With some 50 million people living under duress and threatened by wars and disasters in 2012, the demand for relief worldwide has reached unprecedented levels. Humanitarianism is now a multi-billion dollar enterprise, and aid agencies are obliged to respond to a range of economic forces in order to 'stay in business'. In his customarily hard-hitting... more...

  • Global Governanceby Thomas G. Weiss

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95

    Friends and foes of international cooperation puzzle about how to explain order, stability, and predictability in a world without a central authority. How is the world governed in the absence of a world government? This probing yet accessible book examines "global governance" or the sum of the informal and formal values, norms, procedures, and institutions... more...

  • Terrorism and the UNby Jane Boulden; Thomas G. Weiss

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    How has the United Nations dealt with the question of terrorism before and after September 11? What does it mean that the UN itself has become a target of terrorism? Terrorism and the UN analyzes how the UN's role in dealing with terrorism has been shaped over the years by the international system, and... more...

  • The Responsibility to Protectby Thomas G. Weiss; Don Hubert

    International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 30.00

    In his Millennium Report to the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General Kofi Annan challenged the international community to address the real dilemmas posed by intervention and sovereignty. The independent International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) was established by the Canadian government in September 2000 to... more...

  • Internal Displacementby Thomas G. Weiss; David A. Korn

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 35.95

    This new volume traces the normative, legal, institutional, and political responses to the challenges of assisting and protecting internally displaced persons (IDPs). The crisis of IDPs was first confronted in the 1980s, and the problems of those suffering from this type of forced migration has grown continually since then. Drawing on official and... more...

  • Humanitarianism Contestedby Michael Barnett; Thomas G. Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This book provides a succinct but sophisticated understanding of humanitarianism and insight into the on-going dilemmas and tensions that have accompanied it since its origins in the early nineteenth century. Combining theoretical and historical exposition with a broad range of contemporary case studies, the book: provides a brief survey of... more...

  • Responsibility to Protectby Rama Mani; Thomas G. Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This volume explores in a novel and challenging way the emerging norm of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), initially adopted by the United Nations World Summit in 2005 following significant debate throughout the preceding decade. This work seeks to uncover whether this norm and its founding values have resonance and grounding within diverse... more...

  • Humanitarian Interventionby Thomas G. Weiss; Gareth Evans

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95

    A singular development of the post Cold-War era is the use of military force to protect human beings. From Rwanda to Kosovo, Sierra Leone to East Timor, and more recently Libya to Côte d'Ivoire, soldiers have rescued some civilians in some of the world's most notorious war zones. Could more be saved? Drawing on over two decades of research, Thomas... more...