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Drawing on mainstream and critical theoretical approaches, International Organizationsoffers a comprehensive examination of international organizations#x19; political and structural role in world politics. Surveying key issues from international security to the environment, International Organizationslooks at present and future possibilities for global governance from a broad range of perspectives.

Author Biography

Kelly-Kate S. Pease is Associate Professor of Politics, History, and International Relations at Webster University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
What Is an International Organization?p. 2
Organization of the Textp. 6
International Organizations: Nuts and Boltsp. 15
Global Intergovernmental Organizationsp. 15
Regional Intergovernmental Organizationsp. 25
Nongovernmental Organizationsp. 35
Multinational Corporationsp. 39
Conclusionp. 41
Mainstream Theoriesp. 43
Realismp. 43
Realism and International Lawp. 57
Liberalismp. 59
Liberalism and International Lawp. 72
Critical Theories and Approachesp. 76
Marxismp. 76
Feminismp. 92
Constructivismp. 106
Securityp. 111
The United Nationsp. 112
Iraqp. 120
The Security Council and Iraq after the Gulf Warp. 132
Security Council and Related Reformsp. 137
Nuclear Proliferationp. 140
Iranp. 144
Conclusionp. 155
Tradep. 157
The History of International Tradep. 157
The World Trade Organization (WTO)p. 162
Multinational Corporations (MNCs)p. 164
The U.S. Clean Air Actp. 166
Challenges for the WTOp. 173
Genetically Modified Foods and Organismsp. 176
Developmentp. 185
What is Development?p. 185
Debtp. 188
The World Bankp. 190
The International Monetary Fund (IMF)p. 193
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)p. 195
The UN Development Program (UNDP)p. 198
Financial Crises of the Ninetiesp. 199
Millennium Development Goalsp. 217
Conclusionp. 225
The Environmentp. 227
The Tragedy of the Commonsp. 227
Environmental Problemsp. 230
The Stockholm Conference (1972)p. 232
The UN Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)p. 233
Efforts to Protect Biodiversityp. 234
The Vienna Convention of the Protection of the Ozone and the Montreal Protocolp. 235
The Rio Conferencep. 236
Climate Changep. 239
Whalingp. 254
Conclusionp. 262
Human Rights and Humanitarian Issuesp. 263
Refugeesp. 263
Major Human Rights Agreementsp. 267
UN Agencies and Human Rightsp. 269
Regional Human Rights Accords and Agenciesp. 272
NGOs and Human Rightsp. 273
Humanitarian Interventionp. 275
Rwandap. 279
International Criminal Lawp. 288
The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslaviap. 290
Conclusionp. 300
Global Governance in 2025p. 302
A Realist Cutp. 302
A Liberal Cutp. 307
A Marxist Cutp. 310
A Feminist Cutp. 313
A Constructivist Cutp. 314
Conclusionp. 315
Appendix. Finding Employment in International Organizationsp. 316
Bibliographyp. 319
Indexp. 341
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