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Multilateralism under challenge? : power, international order, and structural change

Author: Edward Newman; Ramesh Chandra Thakur; John Tirman
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The principles, values and manifestations of multilateralism, including the United Nations, are under sustained scrutiny and assault. Their performance and effectiveness are questioned, as are their decision-making procedures and their representation according to 21st century standards of accountability and democracy. All this has a corrosive effect on their legitimacy. This publication explores the performance and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Multilateralism under challenge?
Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)608149192
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Newman; Ramesh Chandra Thakur; John Tirman
ISBN: 9280811290 9789280811292
OCLC Number: 70061035
Description: xiii, 563 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Themes. Saving humanity from hell / Shashi Tharoor --
Communication multilateralism / Emanuel Adler --
The contigent legitimacy of multilateralism / Robert O. Keohane --
Power and world order / Coral Bell --
Multilateralism, sovereignty and normative change in world politics / Amitav Acharya --
From (alleged) unipolarity to the decline of multilateralism? A power-theoretical critique / Stefano Guzzini --
The genealogy of multilateralism : reflections on an organizational form and its crisis / Fredrich Kratochwil --
Multilateral crises in historical perspective / Edward Newman --
pt. 2. Issues and challenges. Something old, something new : theoretical perspectives on contemporary international peace and security / K.J. Holsti --
Weapons of mass destruction / Trevor Findlay --
International humanitarianism in the contemporary world : forms and issues / David P. Forsythe --
Progress and problems in the multilateral human rights regime / Richard J. Goldstone and Erin P. Kelly --
Environmental multilateralism under challenge? / Joyeeta Gupta --
AIDS, power, culture and multilateralism / Gwyn Prins --
The uninvited challenge : terrorism targets the United Nations / Edward C. Luck --
Civil wars, globalization, and the "Washington Consensus" / John Tirman --
Using military force for human protection : what next? / Thomas G. Weiss --
Social movements and multilateralism / Jackie Smith --
Multilateralism and economic justice / Sirkku K. Hellsten --
From unilateralism to bilateralism : challenges for the multilateral trade system / Beth A. Simmons --
Multilateralism as a way of life in Europe / A.J.R. Groom --
Between a rock and a hard place : Latin America and multilateralism after 9/11 / Jorge Heine --
From economic to security multilateralism : great powers and international order in the Asia Pacific / Quansheng Zhao --
Conclusions : multilateralism under challenge or in crisis? / Edward Newman and Ramesh Thakur.
Responsibility: edited by Edward Newman, Ramesh Thakur and John Tirman.
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