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Eric Drummond and his Legacies

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Beschreibung

This book shows how the first institution of global governance was conceived and operated. It provides a new assessment of its architect, Eric Drummond, the first Secretary-General of the League of Nations, appointed a century ago. The authors conclude that he stands in the front rank of the 12 men who have occupied the post of Secretary-General of the League or its successor, the UN. Part 1 describes his character and leadership. His influence in shaping the International Civil Service, the 'beating heart' of the League, is the subject of Part 2, which also shows how the young staff he appointed responded with imagination and creativity to the political, economic and social problems that followed World War I. Part 3 shows the influence of these early origins on today's global organizations and the large scale absorption of League policies, programmes, practices and staff into the UN and its Specialized Agencies.


David Macfadyen is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK, and has worked at a senior level in the World Health Organization (WHO). His research interests include the History of Medicine, which he has studied at the University of Glasgow, UK.
 
Michael Davies is a former staff member of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Inter-American Development Bank. He is the author of International Organizations: A Companion and The Administration of International Organizations.

Marilyn Carr has worked for the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the UN Development Fund for Women. She studied Development Economics at the University of Sussex, UK, and is the author of many books and articles on science, technology and women's economic empowerment.

John Burley was an economic adviser to the Government of Uganda before working for the UN, including the UN Development Programme (UNDP). He was a Director at the UN Conference for Trade and Development and has contributed to a number of published studies of the UN system.


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David Macfadyen is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK, and has worked at a senior level in the World Health Organization (WHO). His research interests include the History of Medicine, which he has studied at the University of Glasgow, UK.
 
Michael Davies is a former staff member of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Inter-American Development Bank. He is the author of International Organizations: A Companion and The Administration of International Organizations.

Marilyn Carr has worked for the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the UN Development Fund for Women. She studied Development Economics at the University of Sussex, UK, and is the author of many books and articles on science, technology and women's economic empowerment.

John Burley was an economic adviser to the Government of Uganda before working for the UN, including the UN Development Programme (UNDP). He was a Director at the UN Conference for Trade and Development and has contributed to a number of published studies of the UN system.


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"This well-researched book does justice finally to a forgotten pioneer of international cooperation. It explores Drummond's legacyan international civil service with integrity, intelligence, independence, and impartialitywhich remains more aspiration than reality. Discover why that vision remains pertinent."
Thomas G. Weiss, City University of New York, USA

"Part biography, part institutional history, this is a fitting tribute to the spirit of internationalism on the eve of the League's centenary. The ethos of an impartial yet committed international civil service permeates the book -- and it is published when that ethos is needed more than ever."
Christian J. Tams, University of Glasgow, UK

This book provides a new assessment of Eric Drummond, the first Secretary-General of the League of Nations. Part 1 describes his character and leadership. His influence in shaping the International Civil Service is the subject of Part 2. Part 3 shows the large-scale absorption of League programmes, practices and staff into the UN and its Specialized Agencies.

David Macfadyen is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK, and has worked at a senior level in the World Health Organization (WHO). His research interests include the History of Medicine, which he has studied at the University of Glasgow, UK.
 
Michael Davies is a former staff member of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Inter-American Development Bank. He is the author of International Organizations: A Companion and The Administration of International Organizations.

Marilyn Carr has worked for the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the UN Development Fund for Women. She studied Development Economics at the University of Sussex, UK, and is the author of many books and articles on science, technology and women's economic empowerment.

John Burley was an economic adviser to the Government of Uganda before working for the UN, including the UN Development Programme (UNDP). He was a Director at the UN Conference for Trade and Development and has contributed to a number of published studies of the UN system.


Inhalt
Text boxes
Charts and tables
Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Acronyms and abbreviations
Key political figures in Drummond's career

Prologue Towards a Better world

Part I A Great International Civil Servant

1.   The life and character of Eric Drummond 18761951
2.   Leadership
3.   After Geneva

Part II Creating an Enduring International Civil Service

4.   An International Secretariat appears on the World Stage
5.   The International Secretariat and its ethos
6.   La Haute Direction, impartial and partial officials
7.   The Directors and the work of their sections
8.   Drummond's commitment to universality

Part III Legacies of the League

9.   Transition to the new international order
10.  The structural and practical legacy of an International Civil Service
11.  Humanitarian and political legacies
12.  Social, economic and technical legacies 
13.  Internationalism restored, starting anew

Epilogue A centennial assessment of the 'Great Experiment'

Annex 1  Sir Eric Drummond's family tree
Annex 2  Milestones in the life and career of James Eric Drummond
Annex 3  World Events and the League of Nations time line 191446
Annex 4  Members and Specialists working for the Secretariat mentioned in the Chapters

Bibliography and list of sources
Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Eric Drummond and his Legacies
Untertitel: The League of Nations and the Beginnings of Global Governance
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EAN: 9783030047320
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 361
Veröffentlichung: 10.02.2019
Dateigrösse: 6.0 MB