Books, March, 2008
The first book to offer a comprehensive assessment of small arms and security-related issues in post-9/11 Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Arms and Conflict includes case studies which reveal the findings of in-depth field research on hitherto neglected regions of the country, providing a distinctive balance of thematic analysis, conceptual models and empirical research.
In this book, leading international relations experts and practitioners examine through theory and case study the prospect for successful multilateral management of the global economy and international security. In the theory section contributors tackle the big questions: Why is there an apparent rising tide of calls for reform of current multilateral organizations and institutions? Why are there growing questions over the effectiveness of global governance? Is the reform of current organizations and institutions likely or possible? Case studies include the examination of difficulties facing global development, the challenges facing the IMF and the governance of global finance, the problems of the UN 2005 World Summit and its failed reform, and the WTO and the questions raised by the prolonged Doha Development Round.