International Commissions and the Power of Ideas

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Ramesh Thakur, Ramesh Chandra Thakur, Andrew Fenton Cooper, John English, Associate Director and Distinguished Fellow Andrew F Cooper
United Nations University Press, 2005 - 317 páginas
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How are good ideas for enhancing global governance converted into policy initiatives and international institutions? One major route has been through international commissions. The names of many are well known: Brandt, Palme, Brundtland, Kosovo, the Commission on Global Governance, and the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty. Yet, as an expression of the power of ideas in the search for a better world, they remain under-analyzed. This volume scrutinizes the character, record, style, and substance of a wide variety of international commissions on an individual basis, as well as their overall impact on global policy. "This is the first volume that really focuses on the nature and impacts of the international commissions.... This book is a very valuable volume for government and international organization officials as well as academic scholars." ?Mark W. Zacher, Centre of International Relations, University of British Columbia Liu Institute "[The book] brings new insights into new concepts and ideas as products of changing times and their impact as agencies of change. It therefore makes a useful contribution to the study of global governance in key issue areas." ?Tatsuro Kunugi, International Christian University, Tokyo, and former UN assistant secretary general

 

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The end of an era in NorthSouth
27
New thinking about security
46
The Commission
99
commissions and agency in international security politics
123
Towards effective governance
142
The Independent International Commission
167
Intervention sovereignty and the responsibility to protect
180
Assessing the report of
198
Humanitarian intervention
221
Ideas institutions and the evolution of womens human rights
246
Ideas thinktanks commissions and global politics
266
Is anyone listening?
277
International Commission on Weapons of Mass
288
Contributors
295
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Ramesh Thakur is a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and professor of political science at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He previously served as senior vice-rector of the United Nations University and assistant secretary general of the United Nations. Andrew F. Cooper is associate director and distinguished fellow at CIGI and professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books on diplomacy and global governance. John English is executive director of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, Canada.

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