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Ahead of the Curve?

UN Ideas and Global Challenges

Ahead of the Curve? by Louis Emmerij
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Ideas and concepts are arguably the most important legacy of the United Nations. Ahead of the Curve? analyzes the evolution of key ideas and concepts about international economic and social development born or nurtured, refined or applied under UN auspices since 1945. The authors evaluate the policy ideas coming from UN organizations and scholars in relation to such critical issues as decolonization, sustainable development, structural adjustment, basic needs, human rights, women, world employment, the transition of the Eastern bloc, the role of nongovernmental organizations, and global governance.

The authors find that, in many instances, UN ideas about how to tackle problems of global import were sound and far-sighted, although they often fell on the deaf ears of powerful member states until it was apparent that a different approach was needed. The authors also identify important areas where the UN has not stood constructively at the fore.

Indiana University Press; July 2001
278 pages; ISBN 9780253108302
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Title: Ahead of the Curve?
Author: Louis Emmerij; Richard Jolly; Thomas G. Weiss
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