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A world beyond borders [electronic resource] : an introduction to the history of international organizations /
David MacKenzie.
imprint
[Toronto] : University of Toronto Press, c2010.
description
xiii, 205 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
1442601825, 9781442601826
format(s)
Book
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imprint
[Toronto] : University of Toronto Press, c2010.
isbn
1442601825
9781442601826
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
An introduction to international organizations -- The League of Nations -- Wartime internationalism and international organizations -- The UN in the Cold War years -- Regional and other international organizations -- The world of international NGOs -- The UN in the modern era -- Appendices: The Covenant of the League of Nations -- The Charter of the United Nations -- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
abstract
"This short and well-written overview provides essential information on the history of international organizations (IOs), with particular focus on the League of Nations, the development of the United Nations, and the UN system. Starting at the beginning of the twentieth century, when there were very few international organizations in existence, A World Beyond Borders traces the growth of IOs through to the close of the century, when there were literally thousands at the heart of the international system.
Following this chronological order, the book examines how international organizations became the major legal, moral, and cultural forces that they are today, involved in all aspects of international relations including peacekeeping, disarmament, peace resolution, human rights, diplomacy, and environmentalism."--pub. desc.
catalogue key
9091626
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-196) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
David Mackenzie is Associate Professor of History at Ryerson University and the author of several titles, including ICAO: A History of the International Civil Aviation Organization (University of Toronto Press: 2010), Canada and International Civil Aviation, 1932-1948 (University of Toronto Press: 1989), and Inside the Atlantic Triangle: Canada and the Entrance of Newfoundland into Confederation, 1939-1949 (University of Toronto Press: 1986).
Reviews
Review Quotes
This lucid, thoughtful synthesis makes excellent sense of the dense web that international organizations have spun around the globe over the last two centuries. Above all, by highlighting their role in relation to states and by assessing their performance, this volume provides a welcome introduction to a prime feature of our globalized world.
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Summaries
Main Description
There were only a few international organizations at the start of the twentieth century. By the end of the century, there were thousands at the heart of the international system involved in all aspects of international relations, including peacekeeping, disarmament, peace resolution, human rights, diplomacy, and environmentalism. This short book examines how international organizations became the major legal, moral, and cultural forces that they are today.
Main Description
This short and well-written overview provides essential information on the history of international organizations (IOs), with particular focus on the League of Nations, the development of the United Nations, and the UN system.
Main Description
This short and well-written overview provides essential information on the history of international organizations (IOs), with particular focus on the League of Nations, the development of the United Nations, and the UN system. Starting at the beginning of the twentieth century, when there were very few international organizations in existence, A World Beyond Borderstraces the growth of IOs through to the close of the century, when there were literally thousands at the heart of the international system. Following this chronological order, the book examines how international organizations became the major legal, moral, and cultural forces that they are today, involved in all aspects of international relations including peacekeeping, disarmament, peace resolution, human rights, diplomacy, and environmentalism. This book is the first in the Canadian Historical Association / University of Toronto Press International Themes and Issues Series, which is dedicated to publishing concise, focused overviews of topics that are of international significance in the study of history.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
List of Figuresp. xiii
An Introduction to International Organizationsp. 1
The League of Nationsp. 9
Wartime Internationalism and International Organizationsp. 33
The UN in the Cold War Yearsp. 57
Regional and Other International Organizationsp. 81
The World of International NGOsp. 109
The UN in the Modern Erap. 125
Appendices
The Covenant of the League of Nationsp. 143
The Charter of the United Nationsp. 153
The Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 179
References and Suggested Readingp. 185
Indexp. 197
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