Twelve Years of Commonwealth Diplomatic History: Commonwealth Summit Meetings, 1979-1991

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  • ISBN-13: 9780773494985
  • Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Pages: 168

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
I The History of it All 1
1 The Commonwealth as an International Organization 3
South Africa 4
Britain and the West 6
The Growth of the Commonwealth 8
The Foundation of Commonwealth Constitutionalism 12
A Test Case: Britain, the Commonwealth and Rhodesian Independence 15
The Debate on Sanctions 17
The Mood after August 1986 21
The Vancouver Summit of 1987 22
The Future 23
II The Commonwealth Summits, 1979-1989 27
2 The Commonwealth Summit of 1979, Lusaka 29
3 The Commonwealth Summit of 1981, Melbourne 35
4 The Commonwealth Summit of 1983, Delhi 37
5 The Commonwealth Summit of 1985, Nassau 43
6 The Commonwealth Mini-summit of 1986, London 47
7 The Commonwealth Summit of 1987, Vancouver 55
8 The Commonwealth Summit of 1989, Kuala Lumpur 63
III Commonwealth Standing Groups 73
9 The Commonwealth World View 75
How it all Works 77
An Analogy with the Brandt Commission 78
A Unique Commonwealth Purpose 79
The Reports 80
Conclusion 83
10 Towards a Commonwealth
Social Universe 85
Changed Direction 86
Technological Change 86
Distance Education 87
First President 87
Bold Initiative 88
Youth Affairs 88
Future Role 89
11 Other Standing Groups 91
1 The Commonwealth Observer Group in Zimbabwe 91
12 Other Standing Groups 95
2 The Commonwealth Group of Eminent Persons 95
IV Assessing Past and Future 101
13 The Past 103
The History of it All 105
Sanctions and Economies 107
Two Sides to a Coin 116
Self-consciousness 117
A Play on Size and Variables 119
14 The Future 123
Pt. I What Sort of World Should Determine What Sort of Commonwealth? 123
Pt. II Commonwealth Inabilities 125
Pt. III An Agenda for the 1990s 128
Pt. IV Conclusion 131
Bibliography 133
Index 141
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