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

作者: Thomas George Weiss
出版商: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2012.
版本/格式:   圖書 : 英語 : 2nd ed所有版本和格式的總覽
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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  再讀一些...
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文件類型: 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: Thomas George Weiss
ISBN: 9780745659824 0745659829 9780745659831 0745659837
OCLC系統控制編碼: 778326825
注意: Originally published: 2008.
描述: xx, 292 pages ; 25 cm
内容: 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.
責任: Thomas G. Weiss.

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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 generation" of multilateral institutions. But what exactly is wrong with the UN, and how can we fix it? Is it possible to retrofit the world body? In his succinct and hard-hitting analysis, Thomas G. Weiss takes a diagnosis-and-cure approach to the world organization's inherent difficulties. In the first half of the book, he considers: the problems of international leadership and decision making in a world of self-interested states; the diplomatic difficulties caused by the artificial divisions between the industrialized North and the global South; the structural problems of managing the UN's many overlapping jurisdictions, agencies, and bodies; and the challenges of bureaucracy and leadership. The second half shows how to mitigate these maladies and points the way to a world in which the UN's institutional ills might be "cured." His remedies are not based on pious hopes of a miracle cure for the UN, but rather on specific and encouraging examples that could be replicated. With considered optimism and in contrast to received wisdom, Weiss contends that substantial change in intergovernmental institutions is plausible and possible. The new and expanded second edition of this well-regarded and indispensable book will continue to spark debate amongst students, scholars, and policymakers concerned with international politics, as well as anyone genuinely interested in the future of the United Nations and multilateral cooperation.

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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. 再讀一些...

 
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