The United Nations and Other International Institutions: A Critical Analysis

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 - 369 sidor
This work is a critical study of the United Nations and other international and intergovernmental organizations such as The International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, Trilateral Commission, Group of Seven, OPEC, and the Organization of American States. Frederick Gareau presents these international organizations in action. The book goes beyond the description and history of organizations to critically analyze the role of governments, especially the United States, in the functioning of international organizations. The impact of the hegemonic Washington is examined throughout the text. The author uses the casebook method to put intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) in a broad context. Special attention is given to the issues of terrorism, both state terrorism and individual terrorism. This readable book is free of economic and legal jargon and will be a valuable resource to students of international politics and American foreign policy, as well as to the lay reader. A Burnham Publishers book

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A History of Intergovernmental Institutions
1
THE HANSEATIC LEAGUE
2
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
9
THE DANUBE RIVER COMMISSION
11
THE INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION
12
THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION
16
THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS AS AN INSTRUMENT OF POWER POLITICS
17
THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION
20
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1965
154
PANAMA 1989
159
GUATEMALA 1996
162
SOME COMMENTS ON THE CHAPTER
168
International Institutions at Work in Africa
171
THE ORGANIZATION OF AFRICA UNITY
172
THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION EN THE CONGO ONUC
176
THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
181

THE ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS
23
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS
24
SUMMARY
28
The Founding of the United Nations Its Basic Elements and Those of Intergovernmental Institutions
31
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS
33
THE STRUCTURE AND VOTING PROCEDURE OF THE UNITED NATIONS
34
THE OUTPUT OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
38
SOME COMMENTS ABOUT THE CHAPTER
43
The Italian School US Hegemony GATT the World Trade Organization the International Monetary Fund the Trilateral Commission and the Group of...
45
THE ITALIAN SCHOOL AND US HEGEMONY
46
ECONOMIC HEGEMONY GATT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
50
THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION
55
THE GROUP OF SEVEN
58
SOME COMMENTS ON THE CHAPTER
60
The Corporation the Multinational Corporation the Seven Sisters and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
61
THE CORPORATION
63
THE TUTOR OF CONSUMERISM
73
INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION
75
INTERNATIONAL REGULATION OF THE MULTINATIONAL
79
THE SEVEN SISTERS THE MODEL FOR THE MODERN MULTINATIONAL AND OPEC
81
SOME CONCLUDING REMARKS
86
The Cold War and Intergovernmental Institutions
88
A ROLL CALL ANALYSIS OF THE COLD WAR 19471967
90
MEMBERSHIP THE SEATING OF CHINA AND THE COLD WAR
92
THE KOREAN WAR 19501953
94
THE SOVIET INVASION OF AND EVACUATION FROM AFGHANISTAN
97
CONVENTIONAL AND NUCLEAR ARMING AND DISARMING
99
NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION AND TESTING
102
SOME CONCLUDING REMARKS
106
The NorthSouth Struggle and Intergovernmental Organizations
109
DECOLONIZATION
111
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY VERSUS CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
115
THE NAM UNCTAD AND UNIDO
117
THE NEW INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ORDER
122
THE NEW WORLD INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS ORDER
126
A LOWINTENSITY WAR
130
SOME CONCLUDING REMARKS
137
International Institutions at Work Regionalism in Latin America
138
THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
140
CONFLICTS IN LATIN AMERICA 19541989
143
GUATEMALA 1954 THE OAS AND THE UN
145
CUBA THE UNITED STATES THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE OAS
147
ANGOLA MOZAMBIQUE RHODESIA AND NAMIBIA
187
SOME COMMENTS ON THE CHAPTER
194
Intergovernmental Institutions at Work in the Middle East The ArabIsraeli Problem Conflict Resolution and Two Persian Gulf Wars
196
THE LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES
197
THE GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL
200
EARLY PERIOD
201
THE FATE OF THE PALESTINIAN ARABS AND UNRWA
203
CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND THE PEACEKEEPING FORCE
207
THE PEACE PROCESS
210
TWO PERSIAN GULF WARS
213
SOME CONCLUDING REMARKS
220
Human Rights Terrorism the United States and the United Nations
223
THE FIRST Two WAVES OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE UNITED NATIONS
224
THE THIRD WAVE OF HUMAN RIGHTS
228
US POLICY TOWARD HUMAN RIGHTS EARLY PERIOD
231
US POLICY TOWARD HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURTS
234
TERRORISM US POLICY AND THE UNITED NATIONS
244
SOME THOUGHTS ON THE CHAPTER
250
The Political Economy of Poverty Inequality Development and the United Nations System
253
POVERTY AND INEQUALITY AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL
255
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF HUNGER AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
260
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF PEOPLE POPULATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
263
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF HEALTH AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
265
WOMEN CHILDREN AND UNICEF
268
POVERTY DEVELOPMENT AND THE WORLD BANK
274
CONCLUDING REMARKS
277
The Political Economy of the Environment and the United Nations
279
THE STOCKHOLM CONFERENCE
280
THE RIO CONFERENCE
283
THE KYOTO CONFERENCE
293
SOME OBSERVATIONS
297
Intergovernmental Organizations at Work in Europe and Asia Current Trends and the Future
300
EUROPEAN UNITY
301
ASIAS FINANCIAL CRISES AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL INSTITUTIONS
305
THE MASSACRES AND THE PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN EAST TIMOR
309
MONEY AND THE UNITED NATIONS
312
THE PRESENT AND EMERGING GLOBAL SYSTEM AND AMERICAN HEGEMONY
314
IGOs IN THE EMERGING WORLD AND AN EDITORIAL ABOUT THE HEGEMON
318
THE WAR ON TERRORISM
322
Notes
333
INDEX
351
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Frederick Gareau spent forty years teaching at the university level, most recently as professor of international relations at Florida State University.

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