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Gordenker, Leon 1923-

Overview
Works: 98 works in 405 publications in 3 languages and 9,892 library holdings
Genres: History  Outlines and syllabi  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: JX1977, 341.23
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Leon Gordenker
 
Most widely held works by Leon Gordenker
The United Nations in international politics by Leon Gordenker( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written under the auspices of the Center of International Studies, Princeton University."
The United Nations in the 1990s by P. R Baehr( Book )

41 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when the United Nations demonstrates new vitality, this straightforward explanation of the world organization's first 45 years provides essential background. It sets out the fundamental features of the structure of the United Nations and traces the political developments around such topics as maintaining international peace protecting human rights, and improving economic welfare. Its authors are long-time observers and recognized scholars. Their transatlantic collaboration provides an extra edge of objectivity
International aid and national decisions : development programs in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia by Leon Gordenker( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In more than one hundred developing countries, international organizations continuously offer practical assistance for economic advancement and social change-assistance that in some cases forms a substantial part of national programs. This book examines international aid in three countries-Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia-in order to ascertain how assisting organizations exert influence on member governments. Professor Gordenker draws on interviews, information usually inaccessible to observers, and his own direct field observation of programs established by the United Nations' system of organizations in the three countries during the late 1960s, immediately after their independence from British administration. This period witnessed sharp changes in national development policies and the political turmoil produced by the Rhodesian revolt. The author analyzes in detail the creation, bureaucratic consideration, and execution of important projects. His conclusions cast doubt on the existence of a reliable process by which international organizations may influence national governments, and he explains why such doubt is well-founded.Originally published in 1976.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The United Nations : reality and ideal by P. R Baehr( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Baehr and Leon Gordenker examine the structure, operation and history of the United Nations, explaining the roots of the UN system, its legal and organisational structures and setting out what the UN and its partners do in relation to major global events and issues
The UN Secretary-General and the maintenance of peace by Leon Gordenker( Book )

17 editions published in 1967 in English and Spanish and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (Copy 1): From the John Holmes Library Collection
The Challenging role of the UN Secretary-General : making "the most impossible job in the world" possible by Benjamin Rivlin( )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How has the role of the United Nations and its Secretary-General changed with the end of the Cold War? With the beginning of a New World Order? These questions are increasingly significant as the threat of nuclear-bloc confrontation is replaced by ethnic tensions and civil conflicts. In this first study of the office of the UN Secretary-General in this new era, Rivlin and Gordenker bring together leading scholars and practitioners to analyze these issues
NGOs, the UN, and global governance( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive exploration of the role of nongovernmental organizations in the international arena, this collection examines the full range of NGO relationships and actions. The authors first outline the aims and scope of NGOs and suggest a systematic way of thinking about their activities. These conceptual notions underlie Part 2 of the book, five case studies focusing on NGOs vis-a-vis critical issues in contemporary world politics: AIDS, the environment, human rights, humanitarian relief, and women in development. In Part 3, the authors concentrate on themes that cut across NGO activities in the realms of education, advocacy, and operations. They conclude with their proposal for an alternative division of responsibilities and labor between intergovernmental and nongovernmental actors, a vision in keeping with the complex mosaic of global governance. [publisher]
The UN Secretary-General and Secretariat by Leon Gordenker( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers insight into the pulsing heart of the United Nations - the Secretariat and its head, the Secretary-General - and examines what this organization does and why." "Behind the public face of the Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his predecessors, an active corps of officials and advisers unceasingly have applied the decisions of the debating UN. They constitute the acting UN and face ceaseless pressures and challenges. They initiate or contribute to policies and activities that affect the 191 governments represented in the "debating UN." As chief officers of the UN Secretariat, the Secretaries-General have included such innovating figures as Annan and Dag Hammarskjold."--Jacket
Refugees in international politics by Leon Gordenker( Book )

18 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United Nations and the peaceful unification of Korea : the politics of field operations, 1947-1950 by Leon Gordenker( Book )

19 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where there has been fighting or the threat of fighting since the end of the Second World War, the United Nations has ahnost al ways been involved. Frequently that involvement has taken the concrete form of a field commission or a team of observers, made up of nationals of several countries and reporting to the General Assembly or the Security Council. Even while I write this, military observers wearing special United Nations insignia are patrolling the border areas of Syria and Lebanon. Meanwhile, observation groups with a longer history are on duty in Kashmir and along the Israeli borders. A field commission of the United Nations still remains in Korea, and others had been at work in Greece, Eritrea, Somalia and on the Hungarian border. All of them lived, worked and reported in an atmosphere of controversy. Perhaps none could have claimed that their work ended in full success. Their existence, however, suggests that the United Nations has developed a special political instrument for use in troubled areas where solutions are elusive but where danger of a spreading con flict is never distant. This study deals with the work of field com missions of the United Nations in Korea before the violence of 1950. Their work, whatever its merit, came crashing down with the North Korean attack
The United Nations at the end of the 1990s by P. R Baehr( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the UN continues to demonstrate the potential for new vitality, this new edition of the most concise introduction to the United Nations provides the essential information and background to half-a-century of the world organization's experience. It sets out the fundamental features of the structure of the UN and traces the political developments around such topics as maintaining international peace, protecting human rights, and improving economic welfare. The book provides essential information and analysis for students and lecturers in international politics, international relations, strategic and security studies and peace studies. It will be of use to policy-makers and practitioners in international politics in international organizations, foreign ministries and diplomatic embassies."--Jacket
The United Nations in the world political economy : essays in honour of Leon Gordenker by David P Forsythe( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United Nations is in a time of major crisis in the history of the organization. The product of many leading scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, this work examines whether out of the crisis of mulitlateralism engulfing the organization in the late 1980s there could arise a renewed and strengthened global body. Pursuing the theme of the dynamics of international cooperation, thirteen authors look at three principal issue-areas: the principal UN organs, leading economic subjects, and leading social subjects. Two distinguished American scholars provide concluding commentaries. Running throughout the book is an emphasis on the economic dimension to international politics
Resolving nationality conflicts : the role of public opinion research( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldiers, peacekeepers, and disasters by Leon Gordenker( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume examines the past and potential role played by both UN peacekeepers as well as other military forces in the provision of humanitarian aid. There is also an in-depth discussion of the 'downside' or possible dilemmas of resorting to military capacities as well as a case-study of the recent international response in the Sudan with a view toward breaking new ground in the delivery of humanitarian relief in countries torn by civil war
International cooperation in response to AIDS by Leon Gordenker( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic courses in international law; an anthology of syllabi by Peter H Rohn( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The UN tangle : policy formation, reform, and reorganization by Leon Gordenker( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic courses in international organization; an anthology of syllabi by Peter H Rohn( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SCOTT (copy 1) From the John Holmes Library collection
The international executive : papers from a Princeton University Conference, April 26-29, 1977 by Princeton University Conference( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Verenigde Naties : ideaal en werkelijkheid by P. R Baehr( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in Dutch and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van ontstaan, ontwikkeling en werkwijze van de Verenigde Naties
 
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NGOs, the UN, and global governance
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The United Nations : reality and idealNGOs, the UN, and global governanceThe UN Secretary-General and SecretariatRefugees in international politicsThe United Nations at the end of the 1990sThe United Nations in the world political economy : essays in honour of Leon GordenkerResolving nationality conflicts : the role of public opinion research
Alternative Names
Gordenker, L., 1923-2020

Gordenker, Lee, 1923-2020

Gordenker, Leon

Leon Gordenker American political scientist

Leon Gordenker Amerikaans politicoloog

Leon Gordenker politólogu estauxunidense

Languages
English (288)

Dutch (8)

Spanish (1)