1996-1997 indexDistributed February 13, 1997
Global Governance named `Best New Journal' by publishers group
Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organization has been singled out by the Association of American Publishers as the best new journal in business, the humanities, and the social sciences. The periodical was a project of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, part of Brown University's Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Association of American Publishers today named Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organization the "Best New Journal" in business, the humanities, and the social sciences. The journal was founded by the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), a special project of Brown University's Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies.
Global Governance is a refereed academic journal that was launched in February 1995 by ACUNS in partnership with the United Nations University (UNU) headquartered in Tokyo and with Lynne Rienner Publishers. It was designed to provide a forum for practitioners and academics to discuss the effect of international institutions and multilateral processes upon economic development, peace and security, human rights, and preservation of the environment.
The award singles out Global Governance from the hundreds of other new humanities and social science periodicals launched in 1995-96.
Global Governance is one of the major projects of ACUNS, an international association established 10 years ago by senior U.S., Canadian, and Mexican scholars and policy makers who wanted to revitalize teaching and research on international institutions and build links between the scholarly and policy-making communities. Many members of the Brown faculty, student body, and community are active in the organization.
Co-editors of the journal are Roger A. Coate of the University of South Carolina and Craig N. Murphy of Wellesley College. They attribute the success of the journal to the dedication and efforts of an international editorial board; the plain, straightforward style they have tried to impose on their diverse authors; and the quality of the articles that scholars and policy-makers have submitted, whether it is former U.N. Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar reflecting on Ronald Reagan's understanding of the beginnings of the current U.N. budget crisis; Inis L. Claude Jr. exploring the notion of "two United Nations" - an organization for states and an organization of states; or prominent Hungarian political economist Mihály Simai casting a critical eye on Japan's incapacity to turn its ambitious vision of a new world of multilateral cooperation into a reality.
Several articles were written by Watson Institute faculty: Thomas G. Weiss contributed a piece on overcoming the "Somalia Syndrome"; Peter Uvin co-wrote an article on global governance and the "new" political conditionality; and in the next issue Weiss and Amir Pasic, postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute, have an article on "enterprising humanitarians."
For additional information, contact ACUNS at 401-863-1274; fax 401-863-3808; email ACUNS@brown.edu; or at http://www.brown.edu/Departments/ACUNS.######