Adapting the United Nations to a Post Modern Era: Lessons by W. Knight PDF

By W. Knight

ISBN-10: 0333801504

ISBN-13: 9780333801505

ISBN-10: 0333977777

ISBN-13: 9780333977774

This publication addresses the imperative subject of fixing the United international locations procedure in gentle of the broadening definition of defense, a perceived shift from modernity to post-modernity, and the modern debate approximately reform, variation, and institutional studying in multilateral associations in the course of transitional sessions. The authors during this learn concentrate on the teachings discovered from the organization's fresh functionality in collective defense, preventive international relations and deployment, and peacekeeping, between different issues.

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See Maurice Bertrand, ‘The Role of the UN System in the Context of Changing Global Structure’. Paper presented at an International Conference on ‘Changing World Order and the United Nations System’, Yokohama, Japan (24–27 March 1992), p. 9; Maurice Bertrand, Some Reflection on Reform of the United Nations (Geneva: Joint Inspection Unit, 1985) U/REP/85/9, especially para. 1; and, United Nations Association of the United States of America, A Successor Vision: The United Nations of Tomorrow (New York: UNA–USA, 1987).

It could also result in the emergence of rival multilateral instruments to fill the vacuum left by a marginalized United Nations. The development of postmodern multilateral instruments can be viewed as open systems which will necessarily be affected by their broader Requirements of Multilateral Governance 17 environment. These ‘open systems’ will embody the changing relationships of power and understanding of the world order at a particular historical juncture. As international society changes so will there be pressure on multilateral systems to adjust and accommodate to such change.

That global debate among culturally diverse peoples over value clarification is an essential element of creating new models for sustainable development that go beyond the sloganizing of the past. It would seem that the most important single element of this global debate over value clarification revolves around the triangular nexus of global governance concepts: democracy/participation, sustainable human development and human security. None of these concepts should be seen as being culturally or ideologically netural.

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