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Gordenker, Leon 1923-

Works: 72 works in 341 publications in 3 languages and 9,380 library holdings
Genres: History  Outlines and syllabi  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: JX1977, 341.23
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Publications about Leon Gordenker
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Most widely held works by Leon Gordenker
The United Nations in the 1990s by P. R Baehr( Book )
30 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 935 libraries worldwide
At a time when the United Nations demonstrates new vitality, this straightforward explanation of the world organization's first 45 years provides essential background. It sets out the fundamental features of the structure of the United Nations and traces the political developments around such topics as maintaining international peace protecting human rights, and improving economic welfare. Its authors are long-time observers and recognized scholars. Their transatlantic collaboration provides an extra edge of objectivity
The UN Secretary-General and the maintenance of peace by Leon Gordenker( Book )
16 editions published in 1967 in English and Spanish and held by 869 libraries worldwide
The United Nations : reality and ideal by P. R Baehr( Book )
26 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 829 libraries worldwide
NGOs, the UN, and global governance ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
International aid and national decisions : development programs in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia by Leon Gordenker( Book )
17 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
In more than one hundred developing countries, international organizations continuously offer practical assistance for economic advancement and social change--assistance that in some cases forms a substantial part of national programs. This book examines international aid in three countries-Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia--in order to ascertain how assisting organizations exert influence on member governments. Professor Gordenker draws on interviews, information usually inaccessible to observers, and his own direct field observation of programs established by the United Nations' system of organizations in the three countries during the late 1960s, immediately after their independence from British administration. This period witnessed sharp changes in national development policies and the political turmoil produced by the Rhodesian revolt. The author analyzes in detail the creation, bureaucratic consideration, and execution of important projects. His conclusions cast doubt on the existence of a reliable process by which international organizations may influence national governments, and he explains why such doubt is well-founded. Originally published in 1976. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Refugees in international politics by Leon Gordenker( Book )
16 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 libraries worldwide
The UN Secretary-General and Secretariat by Leon Gordenker( Book )
25 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
"This book offers insight into the pulsing heart of the United Nations - the Secretariat and its head, the Secretary-General - and examines what this organization does and why." "Behind the public face of the Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his predecessors, an active corps of officials and advisers unceasingly have applied the decisions of the debating UN. They constitute the acting UN and face ceaseless pressures and challenges. They initiate or contribute to policies and activities that affect the 191 governments represented in the "debating UN." As chief officers of the UN Secretariat, the Secretaries-General have included such innovating figures as Annan and Dag Hammarskjold."--Jacket
The United Nations at the end of the 1990s by P. R Baehr( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
"As the UN continues to demonstrate the potential for new vitality, this new edition of the most concise introduction to the United Nations provides the essential information and background to half-a-century of the world organization's experience. It sets out the fundamental features of the structure of the UN and traces the political developments around such topics as maintaining international peace, protecting human rights, and improving economic welfare. The book provides essential information and analysis for students and lecturers in international politics, international relations, strategic and security studies and peace studies. It will be of use to policy-makers and practitioners in international politics in international organizations, foreign ministries and diplomatic embassies."--Jacket
The United Nations in the world political economy : essays in honour of Leon Gordenker ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
The United Nations is in a time of major crisis in the history of the organization. The product of many leading scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, this work examines whether out of the crisis of mulitlateralism engulfing the organization in the late 1980s there could arise a renewed and strengthened global body. Pursuing the theme of the dynamics of international cooperation, thirteen authors look at three principal issue-areas: the principal UN organs, leading economic subjects, and leading social subjects. Two distinguished American scholars provide concluding commentaries. Running throughout the book is an emphasis on the economic dimension to international politics
The United Nations and the peaceful unification of Korea : the politics of field operations, 1947-1950 by Leon Gordenker( Book )
18 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Where there has been fighting or the threat of fighting since the end of the Second World War, the United Nations has ahnost al ways been involved. Frequently that involvement has taken the concrete form of a field commission or a team of observers, made up of nationals of several countries and reporting to the General Assembly or the Security Council. Even while I write this, military observers wearing special United Nations insignia are patrolling the border areas of Syria and Lebanon. Meanwhile, observation groups with a longer history are on duty in Kashmir and along the Israeli borders. A field commission of the United Nations still remains in Korea, and others had been at work in Greece, Eritrea, Somalia and on the Hungarian border. All of them lived, worked and reported in an atmosphere of controversy. Perhaps none could have claimed that their work ended in full success. Their existence, however, suggests that the United Nations has developed a special political instrument for use in troubled areas where solutions are elusive but where danger of a spreading con flict is never distant. This study deals with the work of field com missions of the United Nations in Korea before the violence of 1950. Their work, whatever its merit, came crashing down with the North Korean attack
Resolving nationality conflicts : the role of public opinion research ( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
The Challenging role of the UN Secretary-General : making "the most impossible job in the world" possible by Benjamin Rivlin( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
How has the role of the United Nations and its Secretary-General changed with the end of the Cold War? With the beginning of a New World Order? These questions are increasingly significant as the threat of nuclear-bloc confrontation is replaced by ethnic tensions and civil conflicts. In this first study of the office of the UN Secretary-General in this new era, Rivlin and Gordenker bring together leading scholars and practitioners to analyze these issues
International cooperation in response to AIDS by Leon Gordenker( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Soldiers, peacekeepers, and disasters ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
The volume examines the past and potential role played by both UN peacekeepers as well as other military forces in the provision of humanitarian aid. There is also an in-depth discussion of the 'downside' or possible dilemmas of resorting to military capacities as well as a case-study of the recent international response in the Sudan with a view toward breaking new ground in the delivery of humanitarian relief in countries torn by civil war
Basic courses in international law; an anthology of syllabi by Peter H Rohn( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Basic courses in international organization; an anthology of syllabi by Peter H Rohn( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
De Verenigde Naties : ideaal en werkelijkheid by P. R Baehr( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in Dutch and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Beschrijving van ontstaan, ontwikkeling en werkwijze van de Verenigde Naties
The UN tangle : policy formation, reform, and reorganization by Leon Gordenker( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
The international executive : papers from a Princeton University Conference, April 26-29, 1977 by Princeton University Conference( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
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Gordenker, L., 1923-
Gordenker, Leon
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Spanish (1)
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