Author: Joseph E. SchwartzbergPublish On: 2016-09-02
The book's aim is not to create an unrealistic utopia, but rather to establish a workable world in which the force of law supplants the law of force; a world committed to justice and continuous yet sustainable development.
Author: Joseph E. Schwartzberg
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Category: Political Science
Global problems require global solutions. The United Nations as presently constituted, however, is incapable of addressing many global problems effectively. One nation– one vote decisionmaking in most UN agencies fails to reflect the distribution of power in the world at large, while the allocation of power in the Security Council is both unfair and anachronistic. Hence, nations are reluctant to endow the United Nations with the authority and the resources it needs. Extensive reform is essential. This analysis is rooted in the proposition that the design of decisionmaking systems greatly affects their legitimacy and effectiveness. Joseph Schwartzberg proposes numerous systemic improvements to the UN system, largely through weighted voting formulas that balance the needs of shareholders and stakeholders in diverse agencies. It indicates ways in which the interests of regions can supplement those of nations while voices of nongovernmental organizations and ordinary citizens can also be heard. In numerous contexts, it promotes meritocracy and gender equity. The book's aim is not to create an unrealistic utopia, but rather to establish a workable world in which the force of law supplants the law of force; a world committed to justice and continuous yet sustainable development. The author argues that, given the many existential threats now confronting our planet, the time frame for decisive action is short. The task is daunting and success is not guaranteed, but in view of the urgency of our situation, we can find ways of mustering the will, imagination, and resources to do the job.
The Transformation of Peace. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Galtung, J. (1985). Peace
and Buddhism. Online: ... Transforming the United Nations System. Designs for a Workable World. Tokyo et al.: United Nations University Press, chapter 3.
Author: Anna Cornelia Beyer
Category: Political Science
This book intends to harvest insights from the discipline of Psychology, in its broad understanding, for application to International Relations. Although Psychology offers an abundance of theories that are useful for this purpose, they have so far remained largely untapped. In chapters on conflict, hegemony, terrorism, mental health, global consciousness, and peace proposals, Byer provides a synthesis of these two complimentary disciplines. This innovative volume presents the first contribution to the new discipline of International Political Psychology.
Reformers must be inspired by the vision of a cooperative world, as were the
founders of the League and the UN. ... made by Joseph Schwartzberg in his
powerful book, Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World.
Author: John E. Trent
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Category: Political Science
This short introduction to the United Nations analyzes the organization as itis today, and how it can be transformed to respond to its critics. Combiningessential information about its history and workings with practical proposalsof how it can be strengthened, Trent and Schnurr examine what needs to bedone, and also how we can actually move toward the required reforms. Thisbook is written for a new generation of change-makers — a generation seekingbetter institutions that reflect the realities of the 21st century and that can actcollectively in the interest of all.
Development without Destruction: The UN and Global Resource Management.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Schwartzberg, Joseph E. 2013. Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World. Tokyo:
Author: Kent J. Kille
Category: Political Science
This key resource for anyone interested in the United Nations, global issues, or world politics provides accessible and comprehensive coverage of the history, growth, and development of ideas and institutions governing the globe. The United Nations has been an essential actor in world politics for 75 years. Its entities have eliminated smallpox, protected the ozone layer, promoted arms control, and helped to save the lives of over 90 million children. Yet, it is frequently criticized as ineffective and antiquated. This book provides a balanced and systematic overview of the UN's contributions and challenges, highlighting areas where it plays an essential role in global governance as well as areas of redundancy and needed reform. This book provides readers with a clear, well-organized reference resource to the entire UN system—its principal organs, specialized agencies, programs and funds, and key issues of engagement. Through individual entries, it examines the history of UN engagement, ranging from peace and security to migration and climate change. It moves beyond a simple description of UN entities as it assesses the development of ideas (such as that of sustainable development), as well as responses to changes in world politics. Finally, it presents both the significant successes of UN work and continued challenges. Meticulously researched, accessible entries written by two prominent UN scholars Entries on both successes and continued challenges of the UN system Primary source documents key to the founding of the UN
Author: Leonid Leonidovich KisterskiĭPublish On: 1996
In fact , the need to transform the United Nations system is already widely
recognized . ... 35 This “ open - ended ” approach , however , despite being very
democratic , was not workable . ... member governments largely supported the
general ideas and recommendations for reforming the UN system in identified
fields , despite some disagreement . ... Although they accepted the general idea
that the UN system requires reform in order to adapt to the changing world ,
member countries ...
Author: United Nations Association of the United States of America. Economic Policy CouncilPublish On: 1993
UNA - USA Publications THE GLOBAL POLICY PROJECT examines U.N.
capabilities for addressing issues of particular ... Examines the requirements for a workable collective security system , and puts forward ideas on the future of the U.N. system . ... The Common Defense : Peace and Security in a Changing World
Author: United Nations Association of the United States of America. Economic Policy Council
I abandoned as foolish my dream of devoting my life to the design of a world
government . ... compromises that are necessary to convert a weak confederation
like that of eighteenth - century Switzerland into a workable one - as the Swiss
did in 1848 ... So if scholars like me are to help such politicians convert the
Charter of the United Nations into a working world system - as the men of 1787 transformed a ...
Author: Raoul Naroll
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
A distinguished cross-cultural researcher presents a brave, heartfelt and exciting challenge to the social sciences: the creation of an international, moral order. He advocates the use of cross-cultural research to uncover a common core of values and morality. This research would then be used to ameliorate problems and guide policy in the light of those values. He shows his procedures at work in the study of ten major social and personal ills, such as mental illness, divorce, sex roles, and child abuse. His research leads him inexorably to the concept of the moralnet -- the social group that provides values and support. When these are disrupted, problems are aggravated or even created. 'The work of Naroll fits in well with
If the United Nations ever achieves the maturity of a workable government with
adequate, responsible powers, the role of ... I learned that he was widely
respected by his peers as a lawyer with a keen interest in world affairs, and that
he had ... to the multiplicity of problems involved in the transformation of the United Nations into a source of enforceable world law. ... For the present one-
nation, one-vote system of representation makes the enactment of world
legislation cumbersome and ...
American public opinion and the United Nations , 1992 : Evolving perceptions of
a changing world . [ New York ] ... Examines the requirements for a workable
collective security system , and puts forward ideas on the future of the U . N . system .
Epilogue In an article entitled “ Exit Visa from the World System : Dilemmas of
Cultural and Economic Disengagement , " Ali Mazrui provides an interesting
analysis of alternative responses of Third World nations to global capitalist
domination and exploitation . ... of selective entry combined with selective exits
with a view towards transformation of the system might be a workable alternative .
... Are black women generating revolutionary ideas , organizations and liberating
... peace . concentration camps than it is to kill the ideas which gave them The
words upon its parchment chart the course by ... The forces of reaction and
tyranny all over the world will try To the governments and peoples of the fifty nations whose to ... the cause of world organization for peace . moral and political
ideals which must underlie a workable system Upon all ... Through such a system
alone transforming into action these words which you have written . can mankind
hope in the ...
Grenville Clark, the prime theoretician and moving spirit of the Federalist
movement, died in the United States last month at ... He believed the moment in
history had come for creating the instruments of workable law. ... to the multiplicity
of problems involved in the transformation of the United Nations into a source of
enforceable world law. ... For, the present one-nation, one-vote system of
representation makes the enactment of world legislation cumbersome and
tion systems . Finally , there is a proposal to consider river basins & municipalities
as basic units for ... This article investigates the characteristics of such transformation models between societies & maps out alternative starting points
for ... in the United Nations Development Decades as well as by the World Health
Organization & the United Nations Children ' s Fund ... eg , cleaning river courses
; designing pedestrian systems ; creation & devel - opment of plant nurseries in
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That life today - shaped in a swirling global vortex of interwoven trade policies , changing exchange rates , shifting labour ... States a global responsibility to
complete the transformation to the information age as soon as possible ,
establish workable ... 1 ) , a United Nations University publication , and the
second , from the article on " World Civilization At a Crossroads ... a civilization is
a trinity of technology , organizational systems , and values , none of which
elements can be isolated .
In the experience of the modern world system since 1494 , five generation - long
periods of global war have in fact been ... One problem has been what Burns
Weston describes as “ our collective inability to perceive workable alternatives . ...
reliance on conventional and defensive forces , and noncoercive inducements ,
to reform of the United Nations , and ... out war itself as a means of settling
differences between nations , ” and that raises basic questions of “ system transformation .
Author: Linus Pauling
Category: Political Science
The World Encyclopedia of Peace is the first attempt of its kind to provide an integrated body of information on peace in all its aspects. The Encyclopedia has two predominant themes: peace research and peace activism. In combining these two themes, the Editors have sought to demonstrate the inter-relationships between them and the ways in which they have fostered each other. Consequently, peace is discussed in these volumes from a very broad spectrum of perspectives: from the idealist to the realist; from the global to the subnational; from the cultural to the economic; from the religious to the feminist; and from the historical to the contemporary.
United Nations University. Five Themes : Guidelines for UNU Activities Most of
the major problems in the world today are interlocked and have both ... These
also provide the necessary flexibility for adjustment in light of changing
circumstances ; the themes themselves should be ... The fragility of the
international system , stemming from fragmentation and shifts in power , growing
resource scarcities , and ...
The history of the United Nations ' role in international communications and
media was being forged methodically and ... THE 1957 - 1974 PERIOD Heads of
governments quickly recognized that no other entity except the United Nations
existed with a global ... The period from 1946 to 1956 witnessed the UN system
adapting to this reality . ... and to that end recommend such inter - national
agreements as may be necessary to promote the free flow of ideas by word and
Author: Donald H. Johnston
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Academic Press
Explores the ways that editorial content--from journalism and scholarship to films and infomercials--is developed, presented, stored, analyzed, and regulated around the world. Provides perspective and context about content, delivery systems, and their myriad relationships, as well as clearly drawn avenues for further research.
Social justice must be sought and the influence of global conglomerates be
considered , but without restriction of the free market . Global ... The United Nations has played a valuable role , but needs transforming if it is to deal with the
problems facing us . It should be ... of nations . Also there is a need for a workable
security system which can resolve military conflicts . ... There should be a free
market of ideas and we should respect diversity of opinion and cherish the right
of dissent .