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The UN secretary-general and moral authority : ethics and religion in international leadership

Author: Kent J Kille
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2007.
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Once described by Trygve Lie as the most impossible job on earth, the position of UN Secretary-General is as frustratingly constrained as it is prestigious. The Secretary-General's ability to influence global affairs often depends on how the international community regards his moral authority. In relation to such moral authority, past office-holders have drawn on their own ethics and religious backgroundsùas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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UN secretary-general and moral authority.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007011204
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kent J Kille
ISBN: 9781435627420 1435627423 9781589014732 1589014731
OCLC Number: 290559125
Description: 1 online resource (x, 370 pages)
Contents: Moral authority and the UN secretary-general's ethical framework / Kent J. Kille --
Seeking balance : the secretary-general as normative negotiator / Dorothy V. Jones --
The house that Trygve Lie built : ethical challenges as the first UN secretary-general / James P. Muldoon, Jr. --
The UN Charter, the New Testament, and Psalms : the moral authority of Dag Hammarskjöld / Alynna J. Lyon --
U Thant : Buddhism in action / A. Walter Dorn --
An ethical enigma : another look at Kurt Waldheim / Michael T. Kuchinsky --
Religion, ethics, and reality : a study of Javier Perez de Cuellar / Barbara Ann Rieffer-Flanagan and David P. Forsythe --
A realist in the utopian city : Boutros Boutros-Ghali's ethical framework and its impact / Anthony F. Lang, Jr. --
Politics and values at the United Nations : Kofi Annan's balancing act / Courtney B. Smith --
The secular pope : insights on the UN secretary-general and moral authoriy / Kent J. Kille.
Responsibility: Kent J. Kille, editor.

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Provides insight into how religious and moral leadership functions in the realm of international relations, and how the promotion of ethical values works to diffuse international tensions and improve  Read more...

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