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Thakur, Ramesh Chandra 1948-

Works: 283 works in 1,005 publications in 1 language and 50,892 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: JZ1318, 341.23
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Most widely held works by Ramesh Chandra Thakur
Kosovo and the challenge of humanitarian intervention : selective indignation, collective action, and international citizenship by Albrecht Schnabel( )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 2,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kosovo conflict has the potential to redraw the landscape of international politics, with significant ramifications for the UN, major powers, regional organizations, and the way in which we understand and interpret world politics. Can the veto now effectively be circumvented to launch selective enforcement operations? Can the humanitarian imperative be reconciled with the principle of state sovereignty? This book offers interpretations of the Kosovo crisis from numerous perspectives: the conflict-parties, NATO allies, the immediate region surrounding the conflict, and further afield. Country perspectives are followed by scholarly analyses of the longer-term normative, operational, and structural consequences of the Kosovo crisis for world politics
From civil strife to civil society : civil and military responsibilities in disrupted states by William Maley( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yet the challenges have proved daunting. Civil and military actors have different organizational cultures and standard operating procedures and are confronted with the need to work together to perform tasks to which different actors may attach quite different priorities."--Jacket
Global governance and the UN : an unfinished journey by Thomas G Weiss( )

18 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,102 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 T
South Asia in the world : problem solving perspectives on security, sustainable development, and good governance( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atrocities and international accountability : beyond transitional justice by William Schabas( )

15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebuilding societies where conflict has occurred is rarely a simple process; but where conflict has been accompanied by gross and systematic violations of human rights, the procedure becomes fraught with controversy. This volume brings together eminent scholars and practitioners with direct experience of some of the most challenging contemporary cases of international justice, and illustrates that justice and accountability remain complex ideals.--Publisher's description
The Iraq crisis and world order : structural, institutional and normative challenges( )

16 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Iraq war was a multiple assault on the foundations and rules of the existing UN-centered world order. It called into question the adequacy of the existing institutions for articulating global norms and enforcing compliance with the demands of the international community. It highlighted also the unwillingness of some key countries to wait until definitive proof before acting to meet the danger of the world's most destructive weapons falling into the hands of the world's most dangerous regimes. It was simultaneously a test of the UN's willingness and ability to deal with brutal dictatorships and a searching scrutiny of the nature and exercise of American power. The United States is the world's indispensable power, but the United Nations is the world's indispensable institution. The UN Security Council is the core of the international law enforcement system and the chief body for building, consolidating and using the authority of the international community. The United Nations has the primary responsibility to maintain international peace and security, and is structured to discharge this responsibility in a multipolar world where the major powers have permanent membership of the key collective security decision-making body, namely the UN Security Council. The emergence of the United States as the sole superpower after the end of the Cold War distorted the structural balance in the UN schema. The United Nations is the main embodiment of the principle of multilateralism and the principal vehicle for the pursuit of multilateral goals. The United States has global power, soft as well as hard; the United Nations is the fount of international authority. Progress towards a world of a rules-based, civilized international order requires that US force be put to the service of lawful international authority. This book examines these major normative and structural challenges from a number of different perspectives.--Publisher's description."--Source other than the Library of Congress
Broadening Asia's security discourse and agenda : political, social, and environmental perspectives( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unintended consequences of peacekeeping operations by Cedric De Coning( )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peacekeeping operations have unintended consequences -- this has long been ignored by both practitioners and researchers. The deployment of a large number of soldiers, police officers and civilian personnel inevitably has various effects on the host society and economy, not all of which are in keeping with the peacekeeping mandate and intent or are easily discernible prior to the intervention. Such unintended consequences are especially serious when they cause harm to the local community, as in the case of sexual abuse and exploitation, corruption or the creation of a false economy. Unintended side-effects can also negatively affect the ability of the peacekeeping mission to achieve its mandate. This book is an attempt to improve understanding of unintended consequences of peacekeeping operations, by bringing together field experiences and academic analysis. It covers consequences on individuals and groups of individuals, on the host society and economy, and on the troop-contributing countries. It also analyzes the degree to which the United Nations has tried to manage some of these side effects, as well as the United Nations' accountability in the context of the international legal framework. The aim of the book is not to discredit peace operations but rather to improve the way in which such operations are planned and managed. The book identifies the need to develop a culture of accountability, which should include institutionalizing processes aimed at anticipating unintended consequences as a routine part of all planning cycles, and the monitoring of effects, including unintended effects, so that proactive steps can be taken to prevent and manage negative side effects as early as possible.--Publisher's description
International commissions and the power of ideas by Andrew Fenton Cooper( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reforming from the top : a Leaders' 20 Summit by John English( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The system of global governance is under serious challenge. Some scholars and practitioners have suggested that the time has come for the establishment of new multilateral forums that reflect 21st century realities. One option attracting increased attention in policy and academic circles is to create a Summit of the leaders of 20 nations (L20). This book explores whether the creation of an L20 is a feasible possibility for the international community. It offers thematic and geographic arguments in favour of the L20, with a particular emphasis on the larger role that it could play in bringing about reform of the global economic and financial systems."--Jacket
Enhancing global governance : towards a new diplomacy? by Andrew Fenton Cooper( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyses the means by which global governance has been promoted by innovative diplomatic practices. The book reviews the application of new diplomacy approaches, first in the commercial domain of international activity, particularly in the application of codes of conduct that would affect both states and global business, and then in selected areas of the expanded security agenda
From sovereign impunity to international accountability : the search for justice in a world of states( )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the progress, scope, and controversies of holding political leaders accountable for international crimes. The last century has seen the role of law and justice in governance extend beyond the realm of individual nations. Its significance, both regionally and globally, is illustrated by the developments made in international law, especially with regard to the recognition of international human rights, universal jurisdiction, and additional international crimes. However, the significant advances with regard to the international recognition of humanitarian law and the ending of impunity for war criminals stand in real danger of being reversed
Arms control after Iraq : normative and operational challenges( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stated reason for invading Iraq was its alleged clandestine pursuit of weapons of mass destruction in defiance of UN resolutions. Even though the allegation was proven false, the international community remains preoccupied with the threat of the proliferation and use of such terrible weapons. The questions discussed in this book include doctrinal issues regarding the use of force in general; the implications of a shift in the utility of nuclear weapons from deterrence to compliance and of a focus on non-proliferation to the neglect of disarmament; the place and role of the United Nations in controlling the spread and use of WMD; the regional dynamics of proliferation concerns in North-east Asia and the Middle East; and the threats posed by the possible acquisition of nuclear weapons and missiles by non-state actors.--Publisher's ddescription
The United Nations, peace and security : from collective security to the responsibility to protect by Ramesh Chandra Thakur( )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This examination of how the UN operations have changed focus from interstate wars to preventing humanitarian atrocities, asks why, when and how forces may be used and argues that the gulf between legality and legitimacy is evidence of an eroded sense of international community
Multilateralism under challenge? : power, international order, and structural change by Edward Newman( )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles, values and manifestations of multilateralism, including the United Nations, are under sustained scrutiny and assault. Their performance and effectiveness are questioned, as are their decision-making procedures and their representation according to 21st century standards of accountability and democracy. All this has a corrosive effect on their legitimacy. This publication explores the performance and future of multilateral approaches and institutions with reference to major global challenges such as international security, terrorism, HIV/AIDS, environmental sustainability, economic justice, human rights and humanitarian assistance.--Publisher's description
War in our time : reflections on Iraq, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction by Ramesh Chandra Thakur( )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of newspaper articles written on three topics--the Iraq war, the war on terror, and weapons of mass destruction. "Uniquely in the 62-year history of the United Nations, Ramesh Thakur was given and exercised the latitude to write for public consumption on the contested topics of the day, making it clear that he was expressing his personal opinion. This book brings together a collection of Dr Thakur's opinion articles from a number of newspapers around the world: The Australian, The Canberra Times, The Daily Yomiuri, The Globe and Mail, The Hindu, The International Herald Tribune, and The Japan Times, plus one article from the UN Chronicle."--Publisher's description
The Chemical Weapons Convention : implementation, challenges and opportunities by Ramesh Chandra Thakur( )

17 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by the symposium 'Towards the elimination of chemical weapons--the roles of the OPCW and Japan', sponsored jointly by the United Nations University and the Government of Japan and held on 1 October 2003 at the UNU in Tokyo"--Page [ii]
The United Nations and nuclear orders by Jane Boulden( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,674 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
United Nations peacekeeping operations : ad hoc missions, permanent engagement by Ramesh Chandra Thakur( )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the evolution of peacekeeping, particularly since the early 1990s. This period was characterized by much initial enthusiasm and hopes for a United Nations that would find a more agreeable international environment for effective and sustained operations to secure peace where it existed, and to provide peace where it did not. Peacekeeping has always been one of the most visible symbols of the UN role in international peace and security. And it was disappointment with the performance of UN peacekeeping operations which was to become symbolic of the UN's failure to emerge from the ashes of the Cold War as a rejuvenated key player in international and, increasingly, internal peace and security. United Nations Peacekeeping Operations reflects some of the thinking, some of the experiences in the UN and in the field, some of the frustrations, and some of the hopes of this past decade. It combines academic analysis, field experience, and reflection with forward-looking proposals (including the suggestions of, and responses to, the recent Brahimi Report) for more effective peace operations designed and deployed by the UN in partnership with regional, subregional, and local actors. The various chapters in this book confirm the reality of differences among academics, international civil servants, and generals in their respective cultures of reflection, introspection, and analysis. The first part of the book outlines the challenges of post-Cold War peacekeeping; the second part sheds light on regional experiences of peacekeeping missions, with an emphasis on the post-Soviet region and Africa. In the third part practitioners with extensive field experience share their specific experiences in Cambodia, former Yugoslavia, and East Timor. Part four takes stock of the recent record of UN peacekeeping, and of the UN's own attempt to analyze, evaluate, and reform its performance in peace operations
Asia's emerging regional order : reconciling traditional and human security by William T Tow( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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South Asia in the world : problem solving perspectives on security, sustainable development, and good governance
From civil strife to civil society : civil and military responsibilities in disrupted statesGlobal governance and the UN : an unfinished journeySouth Asia in the world : problem solving perspectives on security, sustainable development, and good governanceAtrocities and international accountability : beyond transitional justiceThe Iraq crisis and world order : structural, institutional and normative challengesBroadening Asia's security discourse and agenda : political, social, and environmental perspectivesUnintended consequences of peacekeeping operationsInternational commissions and the power of ideas
Alternative Names
Chandra Thakur, Ramesh 1948-

Rameśa Ṭhākura 1948-

Ramesh Chandra Thakur

Ramesh Chandra Thakur 1948-....

Ramesh, Thakur

Ramesh Thakur 1948-....

Thakur Ramesh

Thakur Ramesh 1948-....

Thakur, Ramesh C.

Thakur, Ramesh C. 1948-

Thakur, Ramesh Chandra

Thakur, Ramesh Chandra 1948-

Ṭhākura, Rameśa 1948-

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