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Weiss, Thomas G. (Thomas George) 1946-

Works: 390 works in 1,186 publications in 2 languages and 37,916 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Thomas G Weiss
Most widely held works by Thomas G Weiss
Humanitarian intervention : ideas in action by Thomas G Weiss( Book )

39 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A singular development of the post Cold-War era is the use of military force to protect human beings. From Rwanda to Kosovo, Sierra Leone to East Timor, soldiers have rescued civilians in some of the world's most notorious war zones. Drawing on two decades of research, Thomas G. Weiss provides a compelling introduction to the theory and practice of humanitarian intervention in the modern world. He examines political, ethical, legal, strategic, economic, and operational dimensions and uses a wide range of cases to highlight key debates and controversies. This succinct and highly accessible survey is neither celebratory nor complacent. The author locates the normative evolution of what is increasingly known as 'the responsibility to protect' in the context of the war on terror and the 2005 UN World Summit. The result is an engaging exploration of the current dilemmas and future challenges for international humanitarian action in the 21st Century"--Provided by publisher
What's wrong with the United Nations and how to fix it by Thomas G Weiss( Book )

39 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six decades after its establishment, the United Nations and its system of related agencies and programs are perpetually in crisis. While the twentieth-century's world wars gave rise to ground-breaking efforts at international organization in 1919 and 1945, today's UN is ill-equipped to deal with contemporary challenges to world order. Neither the end of the Cold War nor the aftermath of 9/11 has led to the "next generation" of multilateral institutions. But what exactly is wrong with the UN, and how can we fix it? Is it possible to retrofit the world body? In his succinct and hard-hitting analysis, Thomas G. Weiss takes a diagnosis-and-cure approach to the world organization's inherent difficulties. In the first half of the book, he considers: the problems of international leadership and decision making in a world of self-interested states; the diplomatic difficulties caused by the artificial divisions between the industrialized North and the global South; the structural problems of managing the UN's many overlapping jurisdictions, agencies, and bodies; and the challenges of bureaucracy and leadership. The second half shows how to mitigate these maladies and points the way to a world in which the UN's institutional ills might be "cured." His remedies are not based on pious hopes of a miracle cure for the UN, but rather on specific and encouraging examples that could be replicated. With considered optimism and in contrast to received wisdom, Weiss contends that substantial change in intergovernmental institutions is plausible and possible. The new and expanded second edition of this well-regarded and indispensable book will continue to spark debate amongst students, scholars, and policymakers concerned with international politics, as well as anyone genuinely interested in the future of the United Nations and multilateral cooperation
The Oxford handbook on the United Nations by Thomas G Weiss( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations is an authoritative, one-volume treatment of sixty years of history of the United Nations written by distinguished scholars, analysts, and practitioners. Citations and suggested readings contain a wealth of primary and secondary references to the history, politics, and law of the world organization. This Handbook includes a clear and penetrating examination of the UN's development since 1945 and the challenges that it faces in the twenty-first century. This key reference work also contains appendices of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Stature of the International Court of Justice. This volume is intended to shape the discipline of UN studies, and to establish itself as the essential point of reference for all those working on, in, or around the world organization. It is substantial in scope, containing contributions from over 40 leading scholars and practitioners--writing sometimes controversially, but always authoritatively--on the key topics and debates that define the institution
Terrorism and the UN : before and after September 11( Book )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyses how the UN's role in dealing with terrorism has been shaped over the years by the international system, and how events such as September 11 and the American intervention in Iraq have reoriented its approach to terrorism
From massacres to genocide : the media, public policy, and humanitarian crises( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The media play an increasingly crucial role in publicizing humanitarian crises, and advances in technology have intensified the immediacy of their reports. Because the world is watching as events unfold, policymakers are under great pressure to respond rapidly. Close cooperation between international relief agencies and the media is thus essential to help prevent or contain the humanitarian emergencies that threaten to overwhelm the world's capacity to care and assist. The authors of this book - all prominent in the fields of disaster relief, journalism, government policymaking, and academia - show how influential well-informed and well-developed media attention has become in forming policies to resolve ethnic and religious conflict and humanitarian crises. The authors argue that the media and humanitarians can collaborate effectively to alter both the attitudes of the public and the actions of policymakers regarding ethnic conflict and humanitarian crises
Humanitarian challenges and intervention : world politics and the dilemmas of help by Thomas G Weiss( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanitarian Challenges and Intervention shows how institutional concerns - combined with the domestic context of armed conflicts - often yield policies that do not serve the immediate requirements of victims for relief, stabilization, and community reconstruction. Based on case studies of the post-Cold War experience in Central America, northern Iraq, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, and Rwanda, the authors make recommendations for a more effective and efficient humanitarian system
NGOs, the UN, and global governance( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ahead of the curve? : UN ideas and global challenges by Louis Emmerij( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas and concepts are arguably the most important legacy of the United Nations. Ahead of the Curve? analyzes the evolution of key ideas and concepts about international economic and social development born or nurtured, refined or applied under UN auspices since 1945. The authors evaluate the policy ideas coming from UN organizations and scholars in relation to such critical issues as decolonization, sustainable development, structural adjustment, basic needs, human rights, women, world employment, the transition of the Eastern bloc, the role of nongovernmental organizations, and global gove
Military-civilian interactions : intervening in humanitarian crises by Thomas G Weiss( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is it possible and worthwhile to use the military in conjunction with humanitarian action to thwart violence and mitigate civilian suffering? This timely book seeks to answer this question by looking at the contemporary context and history of military-civilian interactions, developing a framework for assessing military costs and civilian benefits, and examining in depth the five most prominent cases -- Northern Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Haiti. It further suggests how multilateral military operations could expand or contract in the future to the benefit or peril of war victims"--Page 4 of cover
Wars on terrorism and Iraq : human rights, unilateralism, and U.S. foreign policy by Margaret E Crahan( Book )

20 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'If I had the power to do so, I would make this book compulsory reading for all who exercise political power in our world today! Instead, I will keep my fingers crossed that it will be read by as many members of Congress and of the current US administration as possible, and by a wide cross-section of policy analysts, diplomats, academics and human rights defenders.' - Mary Robinson, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Wars on Terrorism and Iraq provides a timely and critical analysis of the impact of the wars on terrorism and Iraq on human rights particularly internationally, as well as related tensions between unilateralism and multilateralism in US foreign policy. The distinguished contributors examine the consequences for international relations and world order of the traditional standard bearer for human rights and democracy (the United States) appearing not to be championing the rule of law and negotiated conflict resolution. The authors also suggest effective policies to promote greater fulfilment of human rights in order to achieve peaceful accord within nations, and stability internationally
Humanitarianism in question : politics, power, ethics( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume addresses the humanitarian identity crisis, including humanitarianism's relationship to accountability, great powers, privatization and corporate philanthropy, warlords, and the ethical evaluations that inform life-and-death decision making during and after emergencies
Global governance and the UN : an unfinished journey by Thomas G Weiss( Book )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 21st century, the world is faced with threats of global scale that cannot be confronted without collective action. Although global government as such does not exist, formal and informal institutions, practices, and initiatives-together forming "global governance"--Bring a greater measure of predictability, stability, and order to trans-border issues than might be expected. Yet, there are significant gaps between many current global problems and available solutions. Thomas G. Weiss and Ramesh Thakur analyze the UN''s role in addressing such knowledge, normative, policy, institutional, and compliance lapses. The UN''s relationship to these five global governance gaps is explored through case studies of some of the most burning problems of our age, including terrorism, nuclear proliferation, humanitarian crises, development aid, climate change, human rights, and HIV/AIDS
UN ideas that changed the world by Richard Jolly( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas and concepts have been a driving force in human progress, and they may be the most important legacy of the United Nations. UN ideas have set past, present, and future international agendas in many global economic and social arenas and have also led to initiatives and actions that have improved the quality of human life. This capstone volume draws upon findings of the other 14 books in the acclaimed United Nations Intellectual History Project Series. The authors not only assess the development and im
UN voices : the struggle for development and social justice by Thomas G Weiss( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviewed by the authors, Kofi Annan, Boutros Boutros-Ghali and 71 other UN professionals speak about international cooperation and the ideas that have shaped the accomplishments of the UN
The suffering grass : superpowers and regional conflict in southern Africa and the Caribbean by Thomas G Weiss( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political gain and civilian pain : humanitarian impacts of economic sanctions( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of sanctions in increasing in the post-Cold War world. Along with this increase, the international community must ask itself whether sanctions "work," in the sense that they incite citizens to change or overthrow an offending government, and whether sanctions are really less damaging than the alternative of war. Here for the first time, sanctions and humanitarian aid experts converge on these questions and consider the humanitarian impacts of sanctions along with their potential political benefits. The results show that often the most vulnerable members of targeted societies pay the price of sanctions and that, in addition, the international system is called upon to compensate the victims for the undeniable pain they have suffered
Collective conflict management and changing world politics( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internal displacement : conceptualization and its consequences by Thomas G Weiss( Book )

16 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crisis of internally displaced persons (IDPs) was first confronted in the 1980s, and the problems of those suffering from this type of forced migration has grown continually since then. This volume traces the normative, legal, institutional, and political responses to the challenges of assisting and protecting IDPs. Drawing on official and confidential documents as well as interviews with leading personalities, Internal Displacement provides an unparalleled analysis of this important issue and includes: An exploration of the phenomenon of internal displacement and of policy research about it A review of efforts to increase awareness about the plight of IDPs and the development of a legal framework to protect them A 'behind-the-scenes' look at the creation and evolution of the mandate of the Representative of the Secretary-General on IDPs A variety of case studies illustrating the difficulties in overcoming the operational shortcomings within the UN system A foreword by former UN high commissioner for refugees, Sadako Ogata. Internal Displacement is written by two outstanding scholars and will appeal to students, scholars, and practitioners with interests in war and peace, forced migration, human rights and global governance
The United Nations and nuclear orders by Jane Boulden( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines actors, tools, and issues associated with the changing nature of the environment in which the United Nations operates; the ways in which it has responded and might respond to technological and political problems; and the questions and difficulties that arise for the world organization. Issues covered in the book include doctrinal questions on the use of force, the regional dynamics of nuclear proliferation, and the growing concern that nuclear order established by the NPT may collapse or simply be overtaken by events.--Publisher's description
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Terrorism and the UN : before and after September 11
Alternative Names
Thomas Weiss United Nations official

Thomas Weiss United Nations official and International Studies scholar

Weiss, T.G. 1946-

Weiss, Thomas

Weiss, Thomas G.

Weiss, Thomas G. 1946-

Weiss, Thomas G. (Thomas George), 1946-

Weiss, Thomas George.

Weiss, Thomas George 1946-

توماس ج. وليس، 1946-

ويس، توماس ج.، 1946-

바이스, 토마스 G

English (321)

French (1)

What's wrong with the United Nations and how to fix itThe Oxford handbook on the United NationsTerrorism and the UN : before and after September 11From massacres to genocide : the media, public policy, and humanitarian crisesHumanitarian challenges and intervention : world politics and the dilemmas of helpNGOs, the UN, and global governanceAhead of the curve? : UN ideas and global challengesMilitary-civilian interactions : intervening in humanitarian crises