Whats Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix it

Overview

In this fully revised and updated new edition of his classic book, Thomas G. Weiss takes a diagnosis-and-cure approach to the inherent difficulties of the UN and its system of related agencies. He then shows how to mitigate these maladies, outlining a program for substantial change in intergovernmental institutions.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (14) from $14.81   
  • New (12) from $14.78   
  • Used (2) from $18.13   

Overview

In this fully revised and updated new edition of his classic book, Thomas G. Weiss takes a diagnosis-and-cure approach to the inherent difficulties of the UN and its system of related agencies. He then shows how to mitigate these maladies, outlining a program for substantial change in intergovernmental institutions.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Alas, Thomas Weiss has written a very good book - he makes clear how badly the UN is broken."
Economic and Political Weekly

"By any standard, this is a work of unusual ambition, scope, and insight. Only Tom Weiss, one of the UN’s most prolific and experienced observers, could so adroitly capture the world body’s perils and promise with such a winning combination of clarity, rigor, and wisdom."
Edward C. Luck, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General

"A comprehensive and extremely thoughtful analysis by the leading scholar of the UN in the United States, this should be on the required reading list for the US president, and the leaders of other nations as well."
Craig N. Murphy, Wellesley College and University of Massachusetts Boston

“This is a very timely book, given the broad spectrum of growing difficulties facing the international system and the United Nations. It provides an analytically powerful and empirically rich account of a UN in crisis, followed by a range of sensible suggestions to place the world organization on a more sound footing in its address of deepening challenges. It speaks to issues of profound scholarly and policy relevance in a way that is eminently accessible to a wide range of readers.
S. Neil MacFarlane, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745659831
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/3/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,100,232
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

About the Author

Foreword by Sir Brain Urquhart

Acknowledgements

List of Figures and Tables

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

Part One: Diagnosing the Ills

1. Westphalia, Alive But Not Well

2. North-South Theater

3. The Feudal System, or Dysfunctional Family

4. Overwhelming Bureaucracy and Underwhelming Leadership

Part Two: Palliatives if Not Cures

5. Redefining National Interests

6. Moving Beyond the North-South Divide

7. Truly Delivering as One

8. Reinvigorating the International Civil Service

Conclusion: What's Next?

Selected Readings

Notes

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)