GP Handbooks

The Global Policy Handbook series presents a comprehensive collection of the most recent scholarship and knowledge about global policy and governance.

Each Handbook draws together newly commissioned essays by leading scholars and is presented in a style which is sophisticated but accessible to undergraduate and advanced students, as well as scholars, practitioners, and others interested in global policy. Available in print and online, these volumes expertly assess the issues, concepts, theories, methodologies, and emerging policy proposals in the field.

 The Handbook of Global Health Policy

The Handbook of Global Health Policy

Garrett W. Brown, Gavin Yamey and Sarah Wamala (Editors)

The Handbook of Global Health Policy provides a definitive source of the key areas in the field. It examines the ethical and practical dimensions of new and current policy models and their effect on the future development of global health and policy.

  • Maps out key debates and policy structures involved in all areas of global health policy
  • Isolates and examines new policy initiatives in global health policy
  • Provides an examination of these initiatives that captures both the ethical/critical as well as practical/empirical dimensions involved with global health policy, global health policy formation and its implications
  • Confronts the theoretical and practical questions of ‘who gets what and why’ and ‘how, when and where?’
  • Captures the views of a wide array of scholars and practitioners, including from low- and middle-income countries, to ensure an inclusive view of current policy debates

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The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy

The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy

Robert Falkner (Editor)

The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy presents an authoritative and comprehensive overview of global policy on climate and the environment. It combines the strengths of an interdisciplinary team of experts from around the world to explore current debates and the latest thinking in the search for global environmental solutions.

  • Explores the environmental challenges we currently face, and the concepts and approaches to solving these
  • Questions the role of global actors, institutions and processes, and considers the links between global climate and environment policy, and that of the global economyHighlights the connections between social science research and global policy
  • Brings together authoritative coverage of recent research by internationally-renowned experts from around the world, including from North America, Europe, and Asia
  • Provides an essential resource guide for students and researchers from across a wide range of related disciplines – from politics and international relations, to environmental sciences and sociology – and for global policy practitioners

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The Handbook of Global Companies

The Handbook of Global Companies

John Mikler (Editor)

The Handbook of Global Companies brings together original research addressing the latest theories and empirical analysis surrounding the role of global companies in local, national, and international governance.

  • Offers new insights into the role of global companies in relation to policy and governance at local, national, and international levels
  • Brings together newly-commissioned research by a global team of established and up-and-coming scholars from the fields of international relations, political science, public policy, and beyond
  • Considers the environmental and societal responsibilities of global corporations.
  • Covers topics including the spatial locations of global companies; debate about the power they wield and their role as catalysts in new forms of governance; and the ways in which global companies share authority with the state and international organizations to drive policy processes
  • Speculates on the broader potential and limitations of global governance

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The Handbook of Global Energy Policy

The Handbook of Global Energy Policy

Andreas Goldthau (Editor)

The Handbook of Global Energy Policy provides a global policy perspective on energy, bringing together a diverse range of international energy issues in one volume.

  • Maps the emerging field of global energy policy both for scholars and practitioners; the focus is on global issues, but it also explores the regional impact of international energy policies
  • Accounts for the multi-faceted nature of global energy policy challenges and broadens discussions of these beyond the prevalent debates about oil supply
  • Analyzes global energy policy challenges across the dimensions of markets, development, sustainability, and security, and identifies key global policy challenges for the future
  • Comprises newly-commissioned research by an international team of scholars and energy policy practitioners

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The Handbook of Global Security Policy

The Handbook of Global Security Policy

Mary Kaldor and Iavor Rangelov (Editors)

This Handbook brings together 30 state-of-the-art essays covering the essential aspects of global security research and practice for the 21st century.

  • Embraces a broad definition of security that extends beyond the threat of foreign military attack to cover new risks for violence
  • Offers comprehensive coverage framed around key security concepts, risks, policy tools, and global security actors
  • Discusses pressing contemporary issues including terrorism, disarmament, genocide, sustainability, international peacekeeping, state-building, natural disasters, energy and food security, climate change, and cyber warfare
  • Includes insightful and accessible contributions from around the world aimed at a broad base of scholars, students, practitioners, and policymakers

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