International Relations is a component of Encyclopedia of Institutional and Infrastructural Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme considers the following topics on The Development of International Relations, International Political Economy and International Relations and Contemporary World Issues.
These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Dr. Jarrod Wiener (B.A. Political Science, UPEI; M.A. International Relations, Kent; LL.M.
International European and Commercial Law, Kent; Ph.D. International Relations, Kent) is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and founding Director of the Brussels School of International Studies. He was from 1995–6 an elected member of the Executive Committee of the British International Studies Association, and he is currently a member of the International Studies Association and the Academic Council on the United Nations System. Dr Wiener’s research interests include globalization, international political economy, and global governance. His publications include his monographs: Globalization and the Harmonization of Law (Pinter, 1999), and Making Rules in the Uruguay Round of the GATT (Ashgate, 1995). His journal articles include: “Globalisation and disciplinary neo-liberal governance,” Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory (Vol. 8, No. 4, December 2001); “Money laundering: transnational criminals, globalisation, and the forces of ‘redomestication’,” Journal of Money Laundering Control (Vol.1, No.1, 1996). His contributions to edited volumes include a chapter on international legal harmonization in Stuart Nagel (ed.), Multinational Policy Towards Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy (Rowman Littlefield, forth-coming, 2002); and a contribution on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade to the World Encyclopedia of Peace, edited by former UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar.
Professor Robert Schrire holds the Chair of Political Studies and was for many years its head at the University of Cape Town where he is also the founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of Public Policy (ISPP).In this latter capacity, he has provided policy proposals for a wide range of political parties and organisations on strategy, labour, and economic policy.
He was educated in economics at the University of Cape Town before studying economics, politics and public management at the American University in Washington D.C. and Columbia University. He obtained his doctorate in political science at the University of California where he also taught.
As an academic professor Schrire has taught at the State University of New York, Johns Hopkins University, Sciences Po in Paris, the University of Western Australia, and Curtain Institute of Technology amongst others. He has also held visiting fellowships at Princeton and Berkeley. In addition to his academic activities, he has held consultancies at the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, the US Department of State, and has assisted the constitutional committee of the South African parliament on electoral reform. He has written widely in leading journals and has published several books and monographs in the fields of South African political economy, international relations theory, globalization, and conflict regulation. He travels widely in Africa, where he has served as the external examiner for the University of Zimbabwe, and has led several academic study tours Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. He is at present completing a collaborative study of transitions in South Africa and Chile with an emphasis on transitional justice and economic through policy.