What's Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix It

ISBN-10: 0745659837
ISBN-13: 9780745659831
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Description: What is wrong with the UN and how can we fix it? Is it possible to retrofit the world body? In this illuminating analysis, Thomas G. Weiss takes a diagnosis and cure approach to the world organization's inherent difficulties.

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List price: $15.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 4/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814

What is wrong with the UN and how can we fix it? Is it possible to retrofit the world body? In this illuminating analysis, Thomas G. Weiss takes a diagnosis and cure approach to the world organization's inherent difficulties.

Michael I. Harrison, Ph.D, is a Senior Social Scientist in the Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He leads Agency activities in Health System Design, manages and contributes to research in delivery systems across the United States, and conducts research on organizational improvement and implementation of system change. His publications include papers in leading health services research journals, Diagnosing Organizations: Methods, Models, and Processes (Sage, 2005), and Implementing Change in Health Systems: Market Reforms in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and the Netherlands (SAGE, 2004). He has given presentations and led workshops at scientific and professional conferences throughout the United States and Europe.Dr. Harrison holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. He was previously a faculty member at the State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook, and at Bar Ilan University in Israel; a visiting professor at Boston College and Haifa University; and a visiting scholar at Brandeis University, Georgetown University, Harvard Business School, and the Nordic School of Public Health.Michael I. Harrison, Ph.D, is a Senior Social Scientist in the Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He leads Agency activities in Health System Design, manages and contributes to research in delivery systems across the United States, and conducts research on organizational improvement and implementation of system change. His publications include papers in leading health services research journals, Diagnosing Organizations: Methods, Models, and Processes (Sage, 2005), and Implementing Change in Health Systems: Market Reforms in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and the Netherlands (SAGE, 2004). He has given presentations and led workshops at scientific and professional conferences throughout the United States and Europe.Dr. Harrison holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. He was previously a faculty member at the State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook, and at Bar Ilan University in Israel; a visiting professor at Boston College and Haifa University; and a visiting scholar at Brandeis University, Georgetown University, Harvard Business School, and the Nordic School of Public Health.

About the Author
Foreword
Acknowledgments
List of Figures and Tables
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Diagnosing the Ills
Westphalia, Alive But Not Well
North-South Theater
The Feudal System, or Dysfunctional Family
Overwhelming Bureaucracy and Underwhelming Leadership
Palliatives if Not Cures
Redefining National Interests
Moving Beyond the North-South Divide
Truly Delivering as One
Reinvigorating the International Civil Service
Conclusion: What's Next?
Selected Readings
Notes
Index

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