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International organizations, a companion, Michael Davies, Richard Woodward

International organizations, a companion, Michael Davies, Richard Woodward
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
International organizations
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
Michael Davies, Richard Woodward
Sub title
a companion
'This is by far the most comprehensive one-volume compendium yet published on international organizations, far more useful and interesting than any simple directory. Clear overviews are provided of all the main organizations, including many less well known and usually ignored, interspersed with boxes of key individual and milestone events. Professionals, international businessmen even diplomats will find this a mine of relevant information, endlessly useful, especially for the mature comments of well-informed insiders. Students wanting an introduction to the UN, the development banks or the Br
Table Of Contents
Cover; Copyright; Contents in brief; Contents in full; Acknowledgements; Acronyms and abbreviations; 1 An introduction to international organizations in theory and practice; 2 International organizations: an early history; 3 The modern historical context; 4 The character and environment of international organizations; 5 The United Nations; 6 The United Nations semi-autonomous agencies; 7 The United Nations specialized agencies; 8 The development banks; 9 The money managers; 10 Economics, trade and commerce; 11 The European Union; 12 The European Union's semi-autonomous agencies13 Political alliances and security14 The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research; 15 Intergovernmental scientific organizations; 16 Transport and communications; 17 International organizations: an ever expanding universe?; References; Glossary; Keyword index; Index
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