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Secretariats and Staff

Xu Yi-chong and Patrick Weller

in The Working World of International Organizations: Authority, Capacity, Legitimacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198719496
eISBN:
9780191788598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198719496.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

To understand the relationship between the secretariats and both member states and IO leaders, this chapter explores the different structures and standing of the secretariat, identifies the cultures ... 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


Conclusion: Authority, Capacity, Legitimacy

Xu Yi-chong and Patrick Weller

in The Working World of International Organizations: Authority, Capacity, Legitimacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198719496
eISBN:
9780191788598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198719496.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

In the conclusion, we contend that interpreting IOs through a public policy prism provides a more nuanced picture, with the additional benefit that it is one that practitioners might recognize and ... More


Introduction

Tatiana Carayannis and Thomas G. Weiss

in The "Third" United Nations: How a Knowledge Ecology Helps the UN Think

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198855859
eISBN:
9780191889493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855859.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

If past is prelude, the most creative and imaginative rethinking of the contemporary bases for international cooperation will emanate from the Third United Nations. The first section briefly parses ... More


Fitter for Purpose?: The UN’s Normative Future

Tatiana Carayannis and Thomas G. Weiss

in The "Third" United Nations: How a Knowledge Ecology Helps the UN Think

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198855859
eISBN:
9780191889493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855859.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter asks whether the world organization can become fitter for purpose. An essential motivation for getting right the understanding of the Third UN is the need to identify the comparative ... More


The "Third" United Nations: How a Knowledge Ecology Helps the UN Think

Tatiana Carayannis and Thomas G. Weiss

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198855859
eISBN:
9780191889493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855859.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book is about the Third UN: the ecology of supportive non-state actors—intellectuals, scholars, consultants, think tanks, NGOs, the for-profit private sector, and the media—that interacts with ... More


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