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Ahead of the curve? : UN ideas and global challenges

Author: Louis Emmerij; Richard Jolly; Thomas George Weiss
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2001.
Series: United Nations intellectual history project.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Emmerij, Louis.
Ahead of the curve?.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00054098
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Emmerij; Richard Jolly; Thomas George Weiss
ISBN: 0253108306 9780253108302 1282065831 9781282065833
OCLC Number: 50174728
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2003.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 257 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Four powerful ideas and the early years --
Development hits its stride in the 1960s --
Employment creation and basic needs --
UN World conferences and global challenges --
Current orthodoxy, the new social question, and policy alternatives --
The socialist bloc's collapse --
Widening global gaps --
Governance, good governance, and global governance.
Series Title: United Nations intellectual history project.
Responsibility: Louis Emmerij, Richard Jolly, and Thomas G. Weiss.

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This study traces the development and impact of the UN's most significant ideas on the world's economy.  Read more...

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