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Weiss, Thomas George

Works: 337 works in 917 publications in 2 languages and 32,470 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: JZ4984.5, 341.231
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Most widely held works about Thomas George Weiss
Most widely held works by Thomas George Weiss
The United Nations and changing world politics by Thomas George Weiss( Book )

66 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An up-to-date text on the United Nations; treats the maintenance of peace, the protection of human rights, and the achievement of sustainable development
Humanitarian intervention : ideas in action by Thomas George Weiss( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A singular development of the post Cold-War era is the use of military force to protect human beings. From Rwanda to Kosovo, Sierra Leone to East Timor, soldiers have rescued civilians in some of the world's most notorious war zones. Drawing on two decades of research, Thomas G. Weiss provides a compelling introduction to the theory and practice of humanitarian intervention in the modern world. He examines political, ethical, legal, strategic, economic, and operational dimensions and uses a wide range of cases to highlight key debates and controversies. This succinct and highly accessible survey is neither celebratory nor complacent. The author locates the normative evolution of what is increasingly known as 'the responsibility to protect' in the context of the war on terror and the 2005 UN World Summit. The result is an engaging exploration of the current dilemmas and future challenges for international humanitarian action in the 21st Century"--Provided by publisher
Terrorism and the UN : before and after September 11( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyses how the UN's role in dealing with terrorism has been shaped over the years by the international system, and how events such as September 11 and the American intervention in Iraq have reoriented its approach to terrorism
The Oxford handbook on the United Nations by Thomas George Weiss( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations is an authoritative, one-volume treatment of sixty years of history of the United Nations written by distinguished scholars, analysts, and practitioners. Citations and suggested readings contain a wealth of primary and secondary references to the history, politics, and law of the world organization. This Handbook includes a clear and penetrating examination of the UN's development since 1945 and the challenges that it faces in the twenty-first century. This key reference work also contains appendices of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Stature of the International Court of Justice. This volume is intended to shape the discipline of UN studies, and to establish itself as the essential point of reference for all those working on, in, or around the world organization. It is substantial in scope, containing contributions from over 40 leading scholars and practitioners--writing sometimes controversially, but always authoritatively--on the key topics and debates that define the institution
What's wrong with the United Nations and how to fix it by Thomas George Weiss( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United Nations and its system of related agencies and programs is perpetually in crisis. World War I and World War II gave rise to ground-breaking efforts at international organization in 1919 and 1945, the UN today seems ill-equipped to deal with modern challenges to world order. Neither the end of Cold War nor the aftermath of 9/11 has led to creation of a "next generation" of multilateral institutions. But what is wrong with the UN, and how can we fix it? Is it possible to retrofit the world body? In this analysis, Thomas G. Weiss takes a diagnosis and cure approach to the world organization's inherent difficulties. He considers: problems of international leadership and decision making in a world of self-interested states; the diplomatic difficulties caused by artificial divisions between industrialized North and the global South; structural problems of managing UN's many overlapping jurisdictions, agencies, and bodies; and ever-demanding challenges of bureaucracy and leadership. He examines how to mitigate these maladies and points way to a more ideal world in which UN's institutional ills might be "cured." His remedies are based on specific and encouraging examples that could be replicated. Weiss contends that substantial change in intergovernmental institutions is plausible and possible. This book will spark debate amongst students, scholars, and policy-makers concerned with international politics, as well as anyone genuinely interested in the future of the United Nations and international cooperation--Publisher's description
From massacres to genocide : the media, public policy, and humanitarian crises( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human suffering on a large scale is a continuing threat to world peace. Several dozen gruesome civil wars disturb global order and jar our collective conscience each year. The 50 million people displaced by current complex humanitarian emergencies overwhelm the ability of the post-Cold War world to understand and cope with genocide, ethnic cleansing, massacres, and other inhumane acts. Greater public awareness of how much is at stake and how much more costly it is to act later rather than sooner can be a critical element in stemming the proliferation of these tragedies
Humanitarian challenges and intervention : world politics and the dilemmas of help by Thomas George Weiss( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanitarian Challenges and Intervention shows how institutional concerns - combined with the domestic context of armed conflicts - often yield policies that do not serve the immediate requirements of victims for relief, stabilization, and community reconstruction. Based on case studies of the post-Cold War experience in Central America, northern Iraq, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, and Rwanda, the authors make recommendations for a more effective and efficient humanitarian system
NGOs, the UN, and global governance( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ahead of the curve? : UN ideas and global challenges by Louis Emmerij( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and French and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas and concepts are arguably the most important legacy of the United Nations. Ahead of the Curve? analyzes the evolution of key ideas and concepts about international economic and social development born or nurtured, refined or applied under UN auspices since 1945. The authors evaluate the policy ideas coming from UN organizations and scholars in relation to such critical issues as decolonization, sustainable development, structural adjustment, basic needs, human rights, women, world employment, the transition of the Eastern bloc, the role of nongovernmental organizations, and global gove
Military-civilian interactions : intervening in humanitarian crises by Thomas George Weiss( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is it possible and worthwhile to use the military in conjunction with humanitarian action to thwart violence and mitigate civilian suffering? This timely book seeks to answer this question by looking at the contemporary context and history of military-civilian interactions, developing a framework for assessing military costs and civilian benefits, and examining in depth the five most prominent cases -- Northern Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Haiti. It further suggests how multilateral military operations could expand or contract in the future to the benefit or peril of war victims"--Page 4 of cover
Wars on terrorism and Iraq : human rights, unilateralism, and U.S. foreign policy by Margaret E Crahan( Book )

17 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antologi. De enkelte kapitelforfattere søger at give en rettidig og kritisk analyse af følgerne af terrorbekæmpelsen og Irakkrigen set udfra en international menneskeretlig synsvinkel og i relation til amerikansk udenrigspolitik
Global governance and the UN : an unfinished journey by Thomas George Weiss( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 21st century, the world is faced with threats of global scale that cannot be confronted without collective action. Although global government as such does not exist, formal and informal institutions, practices, and initiatives -- together forming "global governance"--Bring a greater measure of predictability, stability, and order to trans-border issues than might be expected. Yet, there are significant gaps between many current global problems and available solutions. Thomas G. Weiss and Ramesh T
UN ideas that changed the world by Richard Jolly( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas and concepts have been a driving force in human progress, and they may be the most important legacy of the United Nations. UN ideas have set past, present, and future international agendas in many global economic and social arenas and have also led to initiatives and actions that have improved the quality of human life. This capstone volume draws upon findings of the other 14 books in the acclaimed United Nations Intellectual History Project Series. The authors not only assess the development and im
UN voices : the struggle for development and social justice by Thomas George Weiss( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviewed by the authors, Kofi Annan, Boutros Boutros-Ghali and 71 other UN professionals speak about international cooperation and the ideas that have shaped the accomplishments of the UN
Humanitarianism in question : politics, power, ethics( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume addresses the humanitarian identity crisis, including humanitarianism's relationship to accountability, great powers, privatization and corporate philanthropy, warlords, and the ethical evaluations that inform life-and-death decision making during and after emergencies
The Suffering grass : superpowers and regional conflict in southern Africa and the Caribbean by Thomas George Weiss( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political gain and civilian pain : humanitarian impacts of economic sanctions( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of sanctions in increasing in the post-Cold War world. Along with this increase, the international community must ask itself whether sanctions "work," in the sense that they incite citizens to change or overthrow an offending government, and whether sanctions are really less damaging than the alternative of war. Here for the first time, sanctions and humanitarian aid experts converge on these questions and consider the humanitarian impacts of sanctions along with their potential political benefits. The results show that often the most vulnerable members of targeted societies pay the price of sanctions and that, in addition, the international system is called upon to compensate the victims for the undeniable pain they have suffered
Collective conflict management and changing world politics( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internal displacement : conceptualization and its consequences by Thomas George Weiss( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crisis of internally displaced persons (IDPs) was first confronted in the 1980s, and the problems of those suffering from this type of forced migration has grown continually since then. This volume traces the normative, legal, institutional, and political responses to the challenges of assisting and protecting IDPs. Drawing on official and confidential documents as well as interviews with leading personalities, Internal Displacement provides an unparalleled analysis of this important issue and includes: An exploration of the phenomenon of internal displacement and of policy research about it A review of efforts to increase awareness about the plight of IDPs and the development of a legal framework to protect them A 'behind-the-scenes' look at the creation and evolution of the mandate of the Representative of the Secretary-General on IDPs A variety of case studies illustrating the difficulties in overcoming the operational shortcomings within the UN system A foreword by former UN high commissioner for refugees, Sadako Ogata. Internal Displacement is written by two outstanding scholars and will appeal to students, scholars, and practitioners with interests in war and peace, forced migration, human rights and global governance
The United Nations and nuclear orders by Jane Boulden( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines actors, tools, and issues associated with the changing nature of the environment in which the United Nations operates; the ways in which it has responded and might respond to technological and political problems; and the questions and difficulties that arise for the world organization. Issues covered in the book include doctrinal questions on the use of force, the regional dynamics of nuclear proliferation, and the growing concern that nuclear order established by the NPT may collapse or simply be overtaken by events.--Publisher's description
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Terrorism and the UN : before and after September 11
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Weiss, Thomas

Weiss, Thomas G.

Weiss, Thomas G. 1946-

Weiss, Thomas G. (Thomas George)

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Humanitarian intervention : ideas in actionTerrorism and the UN : before and after September 11The Oxford handbook on the United NationsWhat's wrong with the United Nations and how to fix itFrom massacres to genocide : the media, public policy, and humanitarian crisesHumanitarian challenges and intervention : world politics and the dilemmas of helpNGOs, the UN, and global governanceAhead of the curve? : UN ideas and global challenges