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  • From Blood Diamonds to the Kimberley Processby Franziska Bieri

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    Despite its importance in international affairs, the Kimberley Process remains understudied in academia. Franziska Bieri's book provides the first comprehensive account of the Kimberley Process and is the first to reveal how NGOs have become critical actors in their own right, possessing the ability to directly influence policies, even at the level... more...

  • Globalizing Social Justiceby Jeffrey Atkinson; Martin Scurrah

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    A study of the international NGO advocacy for social and environmental justice, it looks at the fundamental issues of legitimacy, accountability and democracy that such activities involve and how they are manifested. It presents case studies on trade issues, labour rights, extractive industries and indigenous people in Asia and South America. more...

  • The African Human Rights Systemby Kofi Oteng Kufuor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This book challenges the received scholarship on the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. The author applies economic and social theory to understanding the African Commission's dynamic treaty interpretation and the Commission's strategic manipulation of the Rules of Procedure to strengthen the African human rights system. more...

  • The Making of International Trade Policyby Hannah Murphy

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    This book investigates the contributions of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to policymaking at the WTO, challenging the idea that NGOs can be narrowly understood as potential 'democratic antidotes' to the imperfections of Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs). The book highlights the significance of interactions between states, NGOs... more...

  • NGOs in China and Europeby Yuwen Li

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 144.95

    This volume presents a comparison of the experiences of NGOs in China and Europe. The chapters on China contain the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the various types of NGOs currently active in the country. The European studies draw examples from countries in Central and Eastern Europe as well as Western Europe, and comparatively show... more...

  • Hypocrisy Trapby Catherine Weaver

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    As the preeminent international development agency for the past sixty years, the World Bank has attracted equal amounts of criticism and praise. Critics are especially quick to decry the World Bank's hypocrisy--the pervasive gaps between the organization's talk, decisions, and actions. In the wake of the Paul Wolfowitz leadership scandal in May 2006,... more...

  • Governing Riskby Manuela Moschella

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 40.00

    With the effects of the latest financial crisis still unfolding, this is a timely guide to the politics of international financial reform comparing the policies that the international community requested the IMF to follow in the aftermath of the Mexican, Asian, and subprime crisis. more...

  • Evaluating Transnational NGOsby Jens Steffek; Kristina Hahn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Critics question the representativeness of NGOs, the democratic quality of their internal procedures, and their accountability to the wider public. This volume, written jointly by academics and practitioners, clarifies the issues at stake and controversially discusses proposals for reform. more...

  • The Currency of Powerby André Broome

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This book examines how the International Monetary Fund engages in the politics of ideas to shape domestic institutional change. Drawing on case studies from post-Soviet Central Asia, André Broome explains that how governments interpret their policy options mediates the IMF's influence over economic reform during periods of crisis and uncertainty. more...

  • Social Movements in the Global Southby Sara C. Motta; Alf Gunvald Nilsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Popular struggles in the global south suggest the need for the development of new and politically enabling categories of analysis, and new ways of understanding contemporary social movements. This book shows how social movements in Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East politicize development in an age of neoliberal hegemony. more...