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Transforming The United Nations System

Author : Joseph E. Schwartzberg
ISBN : 9789280871999
Genre : Political Science
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Global problems require global solutions. The United Nations as presently constituted, however, is incapable of addressing many global problems effectively. One nation– one vote decisionmaking in most UN agencies fails to reflect the distribution of power in the world at large, while the allocation of power in the Security Council is both unfair and anachronistic. Hence, nations are reluctant to endow the United Nations with the authority and the resources it needs. Extensive reform is essential. This analysis is rooted in the proposition that the design of decisionmaking systems greatly affects their legitimacy and effectiveness. Joseph Schwartzberg proposes numerous systemic improvements to the UN system, largely through weighted voting formulas that balance the needs of shareholders and stakeholders in diverse agencies. It indicates ways in which the interests of regions can supplement those of nations while voices of nongovernmental organizations and ordinary citizens can also be heard. In numerous contexts, it promotes meritocracy and gender equity. The book's aim is not to create an unrealistic utopia, but rather to establish a workable world in which the force of law supplants the law of force; a world committed to justice and continuous yet sustainable development. The author argues that, given the many existential threats now confronting our planet, the time frame for decisive action is short. The task is daunting and success is not guaranteed, but in view of the urgency of our situation, we can find ways of mustering the will, imagination, and resources to do the job.

International Political Psychology

Author : Anna Cornelia Beyer
ISBN : 9781137377791
Genre : Political Science
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This book intends to harvest insights from the discipline of Psychology, in its broad understanding, for application to International Relations. Although Psychology offers an abundance of theories that are useful for this purpose, they have so far remained largely untapped. In chapters on conflict, hegemony, terrorism, mental health, global consciousness, and peace proposals, Byer provides a synthesis of these two complimentary disciplines. This innovative volume presents the first contribution to the new discipline of International Political Psychology.

A United Nations Renaissance

Author : John Trent
ISBN : 9783847408604
Genre : Political Science
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This short introduction to the United Nations analyzes the organization as itis today, and how it can be transformed to respond to its critics. Combiningessential information about its history and workings with practical proposalsof how it can be strengthened, Trent and Schnurr examine what needs to bedone, and also how we can actually move toward the required reforms. Thisbook is written for a new generation of change-makers — a generation seekingbetter institutions that reflect the realities of the 21st century and that can actcollectively in the interest of all.

Historical Dictionary Of The United Nations

Author : Jacques Fomerand
ISBN : 9781538109717
Genre : Political Science
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the United Nations contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries.

New Dimensions Of The International Security System After The Cold War

Author : Leonid Leonidovich Kisterskiĭ
ISBN : UCSD:31822023955206
Genre : Cold War
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Free World

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ISBN : IND:30000116452644
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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The United Nations Review

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Zero Population Growth National Reporter

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ISBN : IND:30000098070828
Genre : Birth control
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Yearbook Of The United Nations

Author : United Nations
ISBN : UCSD:31822027473552
Genre : International agencies
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Official Records

Author : United Nations. Economic and Social Council
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