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With contributions from scholars and practitioners, this volume focuses on the practical applications of multilateralism and how global issues, governance, and institutions are changing the practice and character of diplomacy.
Edited by Muldoon (history, Center for Global Change and Governance at Rutgers U. ), Aviel (international relations, San Francisco State U. ), Reitano (political science, Vassar College), and Sullivan (political science, American U. in Cairo, Egypt), this collection of 20 essays arranged into five parts examines the history and current state of multilateralism from academic and practical perspectives. Chapters in part one offer an introductory overview of developments in multilateralism as a diplomatic institution, and explore multilateralism as it relates to international institutions and global governance. Subsequent chapters examine the roles of state and non-state actors--including NGOs and private foundations--and international secretariats, while covering topics ranging from economic development and terrorism, to human rights advocacy and international environmental concerns. The volume is aimed broadly at college students, scholars and practitioners of multilateralism, as well as the interested general public. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
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