The United Nations At The Crossroads Of Reform

Author: Wendell Gordon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315483394
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This study presents a case for the reform of the United Nations and discusses possible measures for enforcing peace worldwide. There are separate chapters on such topics as the General Assembly, Security Council, the Secretary-General and the Secretariat, and the International Court of Justice.

Hierarchy And Flexibility In World Politics

Author: Patrick A. McCarthy
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781840144710
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This book develops a theory of international stability based on states' perceptions of their relative positions in various important hierarchies of influence and suggests ways of improving international organization.

Syrian Agriculture At The Crossroads

Author: Ciro Fiorillo
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251049907
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This publication reviews past and current agricultural policies in the Syrian Arab Republic. Issues discussed include: the contribution of the agriculture sector to the national economy, the economics of the main subsectors in agriculture, government planning in relation to key crops and subsectors, processing and marketing, particularly with regards to the dairy and horticulture subsectors, structural and institutional factors determining the availability and use patterns of the production factors, the diversity of agriculture producers, land tenure and labour relations, irrigation water policies, credit supply and distribution systems.

The Korean Economy At The Crossroads

Author: Chung-Sok Suh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134375034
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For many years up until 1997, Korea was widely seen in economic and financial circles as something of a miracle. The financial crisis that Korea experienced then did much to set its economy back, but by 2001 it was still the 13th largest economy in terms of GDP in the world. This enticing collection, with contributions from experts with an impressive knowledge of Korea and its economy, charts not only the well documented causes of the crisis, but more importantly, its response and recovery from it. With an admirable scholarly rigour, the book covers such topics as: *the origin and evolution of the Korean economic system and its special factors including chaebols *Korean industries since the crisis *What happened to the money after the capital flight of the crisis and did the USA benefit? "The Korean Economy at the" "Crossroads" is intended and recommended not only for students and academics involved in international finance, economics and Asian studies, but also for the business leaders and policy makers who can draw lessons from the books important analyses.

Energy Poverty In Eastern Europe

Author: Stefan Buzar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351940244
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One of the consequences of the post-socialist transformation of Eastern and Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union is the emergence of energy poverty, a condition where households are living in inadequately heated homes. This book provides the first full-length examination of the causes, consequences and patterns of energy poverty in former Communist countries. Based on empirical evidence that spans different spatial contexts and scales and compares these with other parts of the world, the book links household-level deprivation with broader organizational and political dynamics. The book also analyzes the lived experiences of scarcity and marginalization with the aid of two in-depth country studies. Furthermore, it identifies the socio-demographic factors that distinguish energy-poor families from the rest of the population, while stressing the need for a comprehensive range of policy tools to address energy poverty. As the issue of energy supply from the former Soviet Union is likely to become one of the most important economic and political problems across the whole of Europe within the next couple of decades, the book argues that there is a direct link between the energy crises experienced by the region, and the social aspects of energy use in households.

United Nations Secretaries General

Author: Peter J. Kelly
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
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The United Nations has fought an uphill battle since its formation in 1945. One General Secretary after another has fought unruly members, the tendency of several countries to ignore UN resolutions and continuous budget difficulties caused in part by the refusal of deadbest countries to pay their dues. In spite of these problems, the UN has numerous successes to its credit. If the world is not to go up in flames the United Nations will play an even larger role in the future. Before this can happen, however, the world will require leaders with more foresight and courage than those around now. The Secretaries General of the UN have laboured, sometimes in obscurity, to accomplish their missions. This book gathers together citations, including abstracts, from the journal literature, books, government reports and edited collections.