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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, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Six decades after its establishment, the United Nations and its system of related agencies and programs are perpetually in crisis. While the twentieth-century's world wars gave rise to ground-breaking efforts at international organization in 1919 and 1945, today's UN is ill-equipped to deal with contemporary challenges to world order. Neither the end of the Cold War nor the aftermath of 9/11 has led to the "next  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas G Weiss
ISBN: 9780745659824 0745659829 9780745659831 0745659837
OCLC Number: 778326825
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: xx, 292 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. one diagnosing the ills --
1. Westphalia, alive but not well --
2. North-south theater --
3. The feudal system, or dysfunctional family --
4. Overwhelming bureaucracy and underwhelming leadership --
pt. Two palliatives if not cures --
5. Redefining national interests --
6. Moving beyond the north-south divide --
7. Truly delivering as one --
8. Reinvigorating the international civil service.
Responsibility: Thomas G. Weiss.

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In this fully revised and updated new edition of his classic book, Thomas G. Weiss takes a diagnosis-and-cure approach to the inherent difficulties of the UN and its system of related agencies. He  Read more...
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"Alas, Thomas Weiss has written a very good book - he makes clear how badly the UN is broken." Economic and Political Weekly "By any standard, this is a work of unusual ambition, scope, and insight. Read more...

 
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