International Commissions and the Power of Ideas

Published: May 1, 2005

How are good ideas for enhancing global governance converted into policy initiatives and international institutions? One major route has been via international commissions.

International Commissions and the Power of Ideas situates the commissions as an interconnected process shaping the mind - and the architectural body - of global governance. The influence of these commissions has been varied, and these differences make this book particularly relevant. The character and record, and style and substance of a wide variety of international commissions receive detailed analysis on an individual basis, while the generalized context and impact of international commissions receives rich comparative appreciation.

United Nations University Press