Global Governance

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Articles from Vol. 20, No. 2, April-June

A Banner Year for Conventional Arms Control? the Arms Trade Treaty and the Small Arms Challenge
THE CONTROL OF CONVENTIONAL ARMS HAS OFTEN SEEMED THE POOR COUSIN of the global efforts to control weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Since the advent of the atomic era, the focus of arms control and disarmament activity has been overwhelmingly on...
China Joins Global Health Governance: New Player, More Medicines, and New Rules?
In the wake of China's rapid ascendancy, are there any new rules made by the country in global health governance? This article examines China's emerging role in the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights and finds that China...
Francis Deng and the Concern for Internally Displaced Persons: Intellectual Leadership in the United Nations
Using the case of Francis Deng as representative of the Secretary-General for internally displaced persons as an example, this article considers how temporary civil servants may become intellectual leaders within the United Nations. During his 1992-2004...
Local Norms Matter: Understanding National Responses to the Responsibility to Protect
Most states have embraced the emerging Responsibility to Protect norm, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2005. R2P obliges states to prevent atrocity crimes within their own borders and not to turn a blind eye when they occur elsewhere....
Re-Balancing the G-20 from Efficiency to Legitimacy: The 3G Coalition and the Practice of Global Governance
This article contributes to the literature on global governance, legitimacy, and small states through a detailed analysis of the Global Governance Group. It examines in particular the operational impact and wider conceptual implications of the 3G's...
South Africa and Abusive Regimes at the UN Human Rights Council
There Is some dispute over the extent to which South Africa has become a defender of regimes that abuse human rights. This article sheds further light on this question by focusing on South Africa's positions during the UN Human Rights Council's engagement...
The John Holmes Memorial Lecture: Representing the United Nations-Individual Actors, International Agency, and Leadership
THE FIRST MAJOR BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN W. HOLMES CARRIES THE EMBLEMATIC title Canadas Voice: The Public Life of John Wendell Holmes. (1) The title implies that here we have an example of one individual speaking for and shaping the voice of a whole nation,...
The Relationship between the ICC and the UN Security Council
THE POWER OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL TO REFER COUNTRY situations to the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been hailed, particularly among international human rights activists, as a chance to expand the reach of international criminal...
Trust in Global Health Governance: The GAVI Experience
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization provides a most interesting example of effective cooperation between international organizations--especially the World Health Organization, the UN Children's Fund, and the World Bank. Based on extensive...
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