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Dag Hammarskjöld, 1953–1961

Manuel Fröhlich

in The UN Secretary-General and the Security Council: A Dynamic Relationship

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198748915
eISBN:
9780191811609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748915.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Dag Hammarskjöld’s term in office stands for an expansion of the UN’s activities for the maintenance of international peace and security. Despite the constraints of the Cold War, new tools for ... More


Into International Executive Rule

Guy Fiti Sinclair

in To Reform the World: International Organizations and the Making of Modern States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198757962
eISBN:
9780191817861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757962.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the formulation of new rationales and techniques of international executive rule in connection with UN peacekeeping. It begins by reprising the key tenets of modernization ... More


Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Decolonisation of Africa

Henning Melber

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190087562
eISBN:
9780190099596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087562.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

In 1953 Dag Hammarskjöld became the second Secretary-General of the United Nations—the highest international civil servant. Before his mission was cut short by a 1961 plane crash in then Northern ... More


Dag Hammarskjöld’s Credo and The United Nations

Henning Melber

in Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Decolonisation of Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190087562
eISBN:
9780190099596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087562.003.0004
Subject:
History, African History

Firstly, this chapter illustrates the specific constellation of interests within the UN Security Council, due to which Dag Hammarskjöld became the accepted candidate to succeed Trygve Lie as second ... More


Introduction: History Between Fact and Fiction

Henning Melber

in Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Decolonisation of Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190087562
eISBN:
9780190099596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087562.003.0001
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter outlines the rationale and context that motivates the discussions in the book, and also summarizes the current literature on Dag Hammarskjöld. It points to the differences in analyses, ... More


Service as Duty: Dag Hammarskjöld’s Upbringing, Ethics, and Early Career

Henning Melber

in Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Decolonisation of Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190087562
eISBN:
9780190099596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087562.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter presents a summary background to the influences Dag Hammarskjöld was exposed to by his family during his upbringing, and the influence his father had as a Prime Minister appointed by the ... More


Dag Hammarskjöld, The Cold War, Development and Africa

Henning Melber

in Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Decolonisation of Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190087562
eISBN:
9780190099596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087562.003.0005
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter opens with an overview of how the Cold War entered Africa and its impact on the UN Member States as well as the colonized countries seeking self-determination. It introduces the UN ... More


From Collective Security to Peacekeeping

Guy Fiti Sinclair

in To Reform the World: International Organizations and the Making of Modern States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198757962
eISBN:
9780191817861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757962.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines a range of institutional innovations in the United Nations (UN) during the two decades following World War II, culminating in the invention of UN peacekeeping. After describing ... More


The Limits of Office

Henning Melber

in Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Decolonisation of Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190087562
eISBN:
9780190099596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087562.003.0008
Subject:
History, African History

This final chapter returns to the balancing act in assessing the difference an individual in charge of a global governance body can make and where his or her limitations are depending on the ... More


Exorcising the Ghost of the Nuclear War: Schweitzer in the Cold War (1945–1957)

Nils Ole Oermann

in Albert Schweitzer: A Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198784227
eISBN:
9780191827020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784227.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter is about Schweitzer as a political figure during the cold war years. In spite of critical voices, Schweitzer’s stature reached mythological proportions following the Second World War. ... More


From Yijiangshan to Bandung

Pang Yang Huei

in Strait Rituals: China, Taiwan, and the United States in the Taiwan Strait Crises, 1954-1958

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888208302
eISBN:
9789888455652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208302.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

On 18 January 1955, the PRC upped the ante by recovering the obscure Nationalist-controlled Yijiangshan islands as a prelude to occupying the neighboring Dachen islands. In a news conference on 16 ... More


Sustaining Linkages

Pang Yang Huei

in Strait Rituals: China, Taiwan, and the United States in the Taiwan Strait Crises, 1954-1958

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888208302
eISBN:
9789888455652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208302.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Zhou’s conciliatory gesture in April 1955 at the Bandung Conference marked the end of the first showdown. Chapter 5 will investigate the sustaining linkages in US-PRC-ROC relations between May 1955 ... More


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