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United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Creating Norms for a Complex World (Global Institutions)

Singh, J.P.

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ISBN 10: 0415491142 / ISBN 13: 9780415491143
Published by Routledge, 2011
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Title: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and ...

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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This book traces the history of UNESCO from its foundational idealism to its current stature as the preeminent international organization for science, education, and culture, building a well rounded understanding of this important organization.

The book:

  • provides an overview of the organization and its institutional architecture in the context of its humanistic idealism
  • details the subsequent challenges UNESCO faced through cold war and power politics, global dependence and interdependence, and the rise of identity and culture in global politics
  • analyses the functioning of UNESCO administration, finance, and its various constituencies including the secretariat, member-states, and civil society
  • explores the major controversies and issues underlying the initiatives in education, sciences, culture and communication
  • examines the current agenda and future challenges through three major issues in UNESCO: Education or All, digital divide issues, and norms on cultural diversity
  • assesses the role of UNESCO in making norms in complex world of multiple actors and intersecting issue-areas.

Reflecting on UNESCO’s vision, its everyday practices, and future challenges; this work is an essential resource for students and scholars of international relations and international organizations.

About the Author:

J. P. Singh is Associate Professor at the graduate program in Communication, Culture and Technology at Georgetown University. He is the author of Globalized Arts: The Entertainment Economy and Cultural Identity (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010); International Cultural Policies and Power (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010); Negotiation and the Global Information Economy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008); with James N. Rosenau, Information Technologies and Global Politics (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2002); and Leapfrogging Development? The Political Economy of Telecommunications Restructuring (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1999).

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