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The gloss of harmony : the politics of policy making in multilateral organisations

Author: Birgit Müller
Publisher: London : PlutoPress, 2013.
Series: Anthropology, culture, and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title focuses on agencies of the United Nations, examining the paradox of entrusting relatively powerless and underfunded organisations with the responsibility of tackling some of the essential problems of our time. It identifies the micro-social processes and complexities within multilateral organisations which have, up to now, been largely invisible.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gloss of harmony.
London : PlutoPress, 2013
(OCoLC)857109453
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Birgit Müller
ISBN: 9781849649483 1849649480 9781849649490 1849649499 9781849649506 1849649502
OCLC Number: 866640373
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 268 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Lifting the Veil of Harmony: Anthropologists approach International Organizations / by Birgit Müller --
The Power of Perseverance. Exploring the Negotiation Dynamics at the World Intellectual Property Organization / by Regina Bendix --
The Making of Global Consensus. Constructing Norms on Refugee Protection at UNHCR / by Marion Fresia --
The Politics of Technicality. Guidance Culture in Environmental Governance / by Peter Bille Larsen --
Before Audit Culture: A Genealogy of International Oversight of Rights / by Jane K. Cowan --
Politics of Shame: The Bureaucratization of International Human Rights Monitoring / by Tobias Kelly --
Entangled in Artifacts. Governing Diverging Claims and Rights to Cultural Objects at UNESCO / by Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin --
"We Indigenous Peoples ..." Global Activism and the Emergence of a New Collective Subject at the United Nations / by Irène Bellier --
The Loss of Harmony. FAO Guidance for Food Security in Nicaragua / by Birgit Müller --
Nature for Money. The Configuration of Transnational Institutional Space for Environmental Governance / by Kenneth Iain MacDonald --
Notes on Contributors --
Index.
Series Title: Anthropology, culture, and society.
Responsibility: edited by Birgit Müller.

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