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Thakur, Ramesh Chandra 1948-

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Works: 237 works in 728 publications in 1 language and 42,597 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Author of introduction
Classifications: JZ6374, 341.584
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Publications about Ramesh Chandra Thakur
Publications by Ramesh Chandra Thakur
Most widely held works by Ramesh Chandra Thakur
Atrocities and international accountability : beyond transitional justice ( Book )
13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Rebuilding societies where conflict has occurred is rarely a simple process; but where conflict has been accompanied by gross and systematic violations of human rights, the procedure becomes fraught with controversy. This volume brings together eminent scholars and practitioners with direct experience of some of the most challenging contemporary cases of international justice, and illustrates that justice and accountability remain complex ideals.--Publisher's description
Unintended consequences of peacekeeping operations ( Book )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Peacekeeping operations have unintended consequences - this fact has long been ignored by both practitioners and researchers. The deployment of a large number of soldiers, police officers and civilian personnel inevitably has various effects on the host society and economy, not all of which are in keeping with the peacekeeping mandate and intent or are easily discernible prior to the intervention. Such unintended consequences are especially serious when they cause harm to the local community, as in the case of sexual abuse and exploitation, corruption or the creation of a false economy. Unintended side-effects can also negatively affect the ability of the peacekeeping mission to achieve its mandate. This book is one of the first attempts to improve our understanding of unintended consequences of peacekeeping operations, by bringing together field experiences and academic analyses. The book investigates unintended consequences of peacekeeping operations on individuals and groups of individuals, on the host society and economy, and on the troop-contributing countries. It also analyses the degree to which the United Nations has tried to manage some of these side-effects, as well as the United Nations' accountability in the context of the international legal framework. The aim of the book is not to discredit peace operations but rather to improve the way in which such operations are planned and managed. The book identifies the need to develop a culture of accountability, which should include institutionalizing processes aimed at anticipating unintended consequences as a routine part of all planning cycles, and the monitoring of effects, including unintended effects, so that steps can be taken to prevent and manage negative side-effects as early as possible
Kosovo and the challenge of humanitarian intervention : selective indignation, collective action, and international citizenship by Albrecht Schnabel( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
"This volume is an extraordinarily rich contribution to the necessary debate about the Kosovo War. I fi nd this book to be the most illuminating overall assessment of Kosovo that is currently available, and indispensable for anyone who wants to understand world order since the fall of the Berlin Wall."--Richard A. Falk Princeton University"This volume represents what some of the best scholarship in international relations could offer."--James T.H. Tang, University of Hong Kong"The book will be the richest source of analyses of the various aspects of the war over Kosovo." --Sverre Lodgaard, Nor
Making states work : state failure and the crisis of governance by Simon Chesterman( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
This publication is the result of a joint interdisciplinary project of the International Peace Academy and the United Nations University. It focuses on situations when state structures begin to break down or collapse, encompassing a range of crises from states in which basic public services are neglected to the total collapse of governance. It looks at the roles and responsibilities of key actors in the situation in relation to their own populations and the international community, and considers the lessons that can be drawn from a range of countries to develop effective strategies to address such situations
United Nations peacekeeping operations : ad hoc missions, permanent engagement by Ramesh Chandra Thakur( Book )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
This volume explores the evolution of peacekeeping, particularly since the early 1990s. This period was characterized by much initial enthusiasm and hopes for a United Nations that would find a more agreeable international environment for effective and sustained operations to secure peace where it existed, and to provide peace where it did not. Peacekeeping has always been one of the most visible symbols of the UN role in international peace and security. And it was disappointment with the performance of UN peacekeeping operations which was to become symbolic of the UN's failure to emerge from the ashes of the Cold War as a rejuvenated key player in international and, increasingly, internal peace and security. United Nations Peacekeeping Operations reflects some of the thinking, some of the experiences in the UN and in the field, some of the frustrations, and some of the hopes of this past decade. It combines academic analysis, field experience, and reflection with forward-looking proposals (including the suggestions of, and responses to, the recent Brahimi Report) for more effective peace operations designed and deployed by the UN in partnership with regional, subregional, and local actors. The various chapters in this book confirm the reality of differences among academics, international civil servants, and generals in their respective cultures of reflection, introspection, and analysis. The first part of the book outlines the challenges of post-Cold War peacekeeping; the second part sheds light on regional experiences of peacekeeping missions, with an emphasis on the post-Soviet region and Africa. In the third part practitioners with extensive field experience share their specific experiences in Cambodia, former Yugoslavia, and East Timor. Part four takes stock of the recent record of UN peacekeeping, and of the UN's own attempt to analyze, evaluate, and reform its performance in peace operations
The Iraq crisis and world order : structural, institutional and normative challenges ( Book )
13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
"The Iraq war was a multiple assault on the foundations and rules of the existing UN-centered world order. It called into question the adequacy of the existing institutions for articulating global norms and enforcing compliance with the demands of the international community. It highlighted also the unwillingness of some key countries to wait until definitive proof before acting to meet the danger of the world's most destructive weapons falling into the hands of the world's most dangerous regimes. It was simultaneously a test of the UN's willingness and ability to deal with brutal dictatorships and a searching scrutiny of the nature and exercise of American power. The United States is the world's indispensable power, but the United Nations is the world's indispensable institution. The UN Security Council is the core of the international law enforcement system and the chief body for building, consolidating and using the authority of the international community. The United Nations has the primary responsibility to maintain international peace and security, and is structured to discharge this responsibility in a multipolar world where the major powers have permanent membership of the key collective security decision-making body, namely the UN Security Council. The emergence of the United States as the sole superpower after the end of the Cold War distorted the structural balance in the UN schema. The United Nations is the main embodiment of the principle of multilateralism and the principal vehicle for the pursuit of multilateral goals. The United States has global power, soft as well as hard; the United Nations is the fount of international authority. Progress towards a world of a rules-based, civilized international order requires that US force be put to the service of lawful international authority. This book examines these major normative and structural challenges from a number of different perspectives.--Publisher's description."--Source other than the Library of Congress
Global governance and the UN : an unfinished journey by Thomas George Weiss( Book )
14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
In the 21st century, the world is faced with threats of global scale that cannot be confronted without collective action. Although global government as such does not exist, formal and informal institutions, practices, and initiatives -- together forming "global governance"--Bring a greater measure of predictability, stability, and order to trans-border issues than might be expected. Yet, there are significant gaps between many current global problems and available solutions. Thomas G. Weiss and Ramesh T
Enhancing global governance : towards a new diplomacy? by Andrew Cooper( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Analyses the means by which global governance has been promoted by innovative diplomatic practices. The book reviews the application of new diplomacy approaches, first in the commercial domain of international activity, particularly in the application of codes of conduct that would affect both states and global business, and then in selected areas of the expanded security agenda
From sovereign impunity to international accountability : the search for justice in a world of states ( Book )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
This book explores the progress, scope, and controversies of holding political leaders accountable for international crimes. The last century has seen the role of law and justice in governance extend beyond the realm of individual nations. Its significance, both regionally and globally, is illustrated by the developments made in international law, especially with regard to the recognition of international human rights, universal jurisdiction, and additional international crimes. However, the significant advances with regard to the international recognition of humanitarian law and the ending of impunity for war criminals stand in real danger of being reversed
Arms control after Iraq : normative and operational challenges by Sidhu Singh Waheguru Pal( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
The stated reason for invading Iraq was its alleged clandestine pursuit of weapons of mass destruction in defiance of UN resolutions. Even though the allegation was proven false, the international community remains preoccupied with the threat of the proliferation and use of such terrible weapons. The questions discussed in this book include doctrinal issues regarding the use of force in general; the implications of a shift in the utility of nuclear weapons from deterrence to compliance and of a focus on non-proliferation to the neglect of disarmament; the place and role of the United Nations in controlling the spread and use of WMD; the regional dynamics of proliferation concerns in North-east Asia and the Middle East; and the threats posed by the possible acquisition of nuclear weapons and missiles by non-state actors.--Publisher's ddescription
From civil strife to civil society : civil and military responsibilities in disrupted states by William Maley( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
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International commissions and the power of ideas ( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
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The Chemical Weapons Convention : implementation, challenges and opportunities by Tejal Chandan( Book )
16 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
"Inspired by the symposium 'Towards the elimination of chemical weapons--the roles of the OPCW and Japan', sponsored jointly by the United Nations University and the Government of Japan and held on 1 October 2003 at the UNU in Tokyo"--Page [ii]
Asia's emerging regional order : reconciling traditional and human security ( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
War in our time : reflections on Iraq, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction by Ramesh Chandra Thakur( Book )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Consists of newspaper articles written on three topics--the Iraq war, the war on terror, and weapons of mass destruction. "Uniquely in the 62-year history of the United Nations, Ramesh Thakur was given and exercised the latitude to write for public consumption on the contested topics of the day, making it clear that he was expressing his personal opinion. This book brings together a collection of Dr Thakur's opinion articles from a number of newspapers around the world: The Australian, The Canberra Times, The Daily Yomiuri, The Globe and Mail, The Hindu, The International Herald Tribune, and The Japan Times, plus one article from the UN Chronicle."--Publisher's description
South Asia in the world : problem solving perspectives on security, sustainable development, and good governance by Ramesh Chandra Thakur( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
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Reforming from the top : a Leaders' 20 Summit ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
"The system of global governance is under serious challenge. Some scholars and practitioners have suggested that the time has come for the establishment of new multilateral forums that reflect 21st century realities. One option attracting increased attention in policy and academic circles is to create a Summit of the leaders of 20 nations (L20). This book explores whether the creation of an L20 is a feasible possibility for the international community. It offers thematic and geographic arguments in favour of the L20, with a particular emphasis on the larger role that it could play in bringing about reform of the global economic and financial systems."--Jacket
The United Nations and nuclear orders by Jane Boulden( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
This book examines actors, tools, and issues associated with the changing nature of the environment in which the United Nations operates; the ways in which it has responded and might respond to technological and political problems; and the questions and difficulties that arise for the world organization. Issues covered in the book include doctrinal questions on the use of force, the regional dynamics of nuclear proliferation, and the growing concern that nuclear order established by the NPT may collapse or simply be overtaken by events.--Publisher's description
Broadening Asia's security discourse and agenda : political, social, and environmental perspectives ( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
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Re-envisioning sovereignty : the end of Westphalia? ( Book )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
This work is organised into six parts: 'Sovereignty as a Traditional and Emergent Concept', 'Sovereignty in International Perspective', 'Transcending State Sovereignty 1: Human and Global Security', 'Transcending State Sovereignty 2: Transnational Issues', 'Sovereignty and Development' and 'Reconceiving the State'
 
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Chandra Thakur, Ramesh 1948-
Rameśa Ṭhākura 1948-
Ramesh Chandra Thakur
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Thakur, Ramesh.
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Thakur, Ramesh C.
Thakur, Ramesh C. 1948-
Thakur, Ramesh Chandra
Thakur, Ramesh Chandra 1948-
Ṭhākura, Rameśa 1948-
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