1st Edition

The Nature Of United Nations Bureaucracies

By David Pitt, Thomas G Weiss Copyright 1987
    199 Pages
    by Routledge

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book concentrates on the bureaucratic aspects of the United Nation. It is intended to be educational, and indeed young people are intended to be a special audience. The book attempts to identify explanations for stability and initiative within international secretariats.

    Preface -- Introduction -- Towards a Theory of International Organizations -- On the Anthropology of the United Nations System -- Power in the Un Superbureaucracy: A New Byzantium? -- Permanence and Innovation in International Organisations -- A Typology of United Nations Organisations -- Selected Case Studies -- UNCTAD, Controversy Over International Trade -- International Secretariat or Servant of the G77?: a Portrait of UNCTAD* -- Unctad and Its Shareholders: Dialogue for Betterment -- Unesco, A Secretariat Under Fire -- The 'Politicization' of Un Specialized Agencies: The UNESCO SYNDROME -- The UNESCO Secretariat 'Decolonised'? Geographical Distribution of the Staff, 1972–84 -- A Regional Perspective -- Experts of the United Nations in Third World Development: A View From Asia -- Conclusion -- The United Nations: Unhappy Family


    David Pitt, Thomas G. Weiss