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What's wrong with the United Nations and how to fix it

Author: Thomas G Weiss
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is wrong with the UN and how can we fix it? Is it possible to retrofit the world body? In this illuminating analysis, Thomas G. Weiss takes a diagnosis and cure approach to the world organization's inherent difficulties.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas G Weiss
ISBN: 9780745642970 0745642977 9780745642987 0745642985
OCLC Number: 298178599
Description: xx, 292 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Westphalia, alive but not well --
North-South theater --
The feudal system, or dysfunctional family --
Overwhelming bureaucracy and underwhelming leadership --
Redefining national interests --
Moving beyond the North-South divide --
Truly delivering as one --
Reinvigorating the international civil service.
Responsibility: Thomas G. Weiss.

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Six decades after its establishment, the United Nations and its system of related agencies and programs is perpetually in crisis. While World War I and World War II gave rise to ground-breaking  Read more...

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"By far the most readable and imaginative recent book I have seen on what can easily be a dull subject. Weiss writes with insight and humor, and is undeterred by current taboos." New York Review of Read more...

 
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