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The Resource Would the world be better without the UN?, Thomas G. Weiss [with a foreword by Kofi A. Annan]

Would the world be better without the UN?, Thomas G. Weiss [with a foreword by Kofi A. Annan]

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Would the world be better without the UN?
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Would the world be better without the UN?
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Thomas G. Weiss [with a foreword by Kofi A. Annan]
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eng
Summary
Do we need the United Nations? Would the contemporary world be without its largest intergovernmental organization? And where might it be had the UN's member states and staff performed better? These fundamental questions are explored in this hard-hitting, authoritative book by the leading analyst of UN history and politics, Thomas G. Weiss. While counterfactuals are often dismissed as academic contrivances, they can serve to focus the mind; and, here, Weiss uses them ably to demonstrate the pluses and minuses of multilateral cooperation. He is not shy about UN achievements and failures drawn from its ideas and operatiosn in its three substantive pillars of activities: international peace and security; human rights and humanitarian action; and sustainable development. But, he argues, the inward-looking and populist movements in electoral politics worldwide make robust multilateralism more, not less, compelling. The selection of António Guterres as the ninth UN secretary-general shoudl rekindle critical thinking about the potential for international cooperation. There is a desperate need to reinvigorate and update rather than jettison the UN in responding to threats from climate change to pandemcis, from proliferation to terrorism. Weiss tells you why and how--
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1946-
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Weiss, Thomas G.
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index present
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non fiction
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Annan, Kofi A.
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  • United Nations
  • Security, International
  • Peace-building
  • Human rights
  • Poverty
  • Environmental quality
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Would the world be better without the UN?, Thomas G. Weiss [with a foreword by Kofi A. Annan]
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-214) and index
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ocn990854197
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23 cm
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xvi, 220 pages
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9781509517251
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)990854197
Label
Would the world be better without the UN?, Thomas G. Weiss [with a foreword by Kofi A. Annan]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn990854197
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 220 pages
Isbn
9781509517251
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990854197

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