Regionalism Versus Multilateralism: The Organization of American States in a Global Changing Environment

Regionalism Versus Multilateralism: The Organization of American States in a Global Changing Environment

by Christopher R. Thomas, Juliana T. Magloire, Christopher R. Thomas
     
 

In today's globalized international system, international and regional organizations can only function effectively within the context of a larger social partnership with governments, the private sectors, and a plethora of increasingly influential interest groups.
Regionalism Versus Multilateralism seeks to illustrate these new roles by tracing the way the

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In today's globalized international system, international and regional organizations can only function effectively within the context of a larger social partnership with governments, the private sectors, and a plethora of increasingly influential interest groups.
Regionalism Versus Multilateralism seeks to illustrate these new roles by tracing the way the Organization of American States (OAS), the oldest regional organization, has pursued its objectives in the context of evolving hemispheric and international circumstances. It analyzes the impact of these circumstances on the operations, programs and activities of the Organization, and the adjustments and direction which 'metamorphosed' the regional membership at certain crucial junctures of hemispheric and international evolution.
The book does so in three parts: through an historic examination of the objectives of the Organization; a critical analysis of its response over time to the forces of growth, transformation and change; and the projection of what continuing developments might dictate on the future characteristics of the Organization if it is to respond effectively to the needs and aspirations of member states.
This book is a collaboration between Christopher R. Thomas and Julian T. Magloire, with both parties contributing equally to its content and preparation.

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Thomas, Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States, and Magloire, a special advisor and technical assistant in the same office, trace how the world's oldest regional organization has pursued its objectives in the context of evolving hemispheric and international circumstances. They analyze the impact of these circumstances on the operations, programs, and activities of the Organization; and describe the adjustments and direction that metamorphized the regional membership at certain crucial junctures of hemispheric and international evolution. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461369387
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/05/2012
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
Pages:
173
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.40(d)

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