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What's wrong with the United Nations and how to fix it, Thomas G. Weiss, (electronic book)

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What's wrong with the United Nations and how to fix it
Title
What's wrong with the United Nations and how to fix it
Statement of responsibility
Thomas G. Weiss
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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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Weiss, Thomas G
Dewey number
341.23
LC call number
JZ4984.5 .W45 2013
Nature of contents
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United Nations.
Label
What's wrong with the United Nations and how to fix it, Thomas G. Weiss, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
  • ""Conclusion: Whatâ€?s Next?""""Selected Readings""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Control code
PurchEBL1184207
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (314 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9780745659824
Specific material designation
remote
Label
What's wrong with the United Nations and how to fix it, Thomas G. Weiss, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
  • ""Conclusion: Whatâ€?s Next?""""Selected Readings""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
Control code
PurchEBL1184207
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (314 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9780745659824
Specific material designation
remote

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