Regional Security and Global Governance: A Study of Interaction Between Regional Agencies and the UN Security Council with a Proposal for a Regional-global Security Mechanism

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Asp / Vubpress / Upa, 2006 - 362 pagini
A compelling study of the interaction between regional agencies and the UN Security Council that includes a proposal for a regional-global security mechanism, which should be of interest to policy makers worldwide. This ground-breaking exploration into how peace and security might best be attained in the 21st century, its central message is the importance of realizing UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's vision of a "regional-global security mechanism" within the next decade. The book reviews the historical tussle between universalism and regionalism as the cornerstone of international security over the past century, culminating in the "new regionalism" that has characterised international relations in recent decades. The complexities of contemporary regional, sub-regional and other organizations, blessed and burdened with overlapping membership, evolving mandates, and even shifting "focal areas" are analysed. The "multidimensional phenomenon" of regional security is explored--cultural, political and legal--with a view to understanding how regional organizations work today. This book is one of those rare offerings--a policy-oriented prescription for peace and security that is based on factual analysis and creative reasoning. It is a must for national diplomats, regional officials, and international civil servants.
 

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Cuprins

Project Aims and Outline
15
Reviewing the Mechanism
23
Regionalism in Context Constructing the Architecture of Peace
25
12 The Contemporary Challenge
34
Regionalism under Construction Developing a RegionalGlobal Security Mechanism
53
The Growth of Organizations
62
Regular Meetings and the HighLevel Panel
64
Analysing the Mechanism
83
CrossRegional and TransNational Organizations
199
61 CrossRegional Organizations
200
62 TransNational Organizations
217
Analysing the Experience
221
The Multidimensional Phenomenon of Regional Security
223
71 The Cultural Dimension
224
72 The Political Dimension
237
73 The Legal Dimension
249

Complexities of Regionalism
85
32 Issues of Membership
88
33 Issues of Focal Area
92
The Strategic Choice
97
A Typology of Security Regionalism
111
Organizations Involved in Peace and Security
112
Geographical Application of the Mandate
113
Issues of Terminology and Charter Provisions
114
The Question of Criteria
133
Reviewing the Experience
147
Regional and SubRegional Agencies
149
52 Europe and the Caucasus
169
53 Asia and the Pacific
178
54 The Americas
192
Findings and Conclusions
265
81 Central Findings
266
82 Specific Conclusions
268
Exploring the Future
279
Clarifying Regionalism within Collective Security Towards a Schematic Model
281
91 A Structure of Security Regions
282
92 A Structure of Chapter VIII Regional Agencies
288
93 Implications for Security Council Reform
308
Annex
314
Recommendations for a Future RegionalGlobal Security Mechanism
329
102 Functional Cooperation
339
104 Security Council Reform
341
List of Acronyms Bibliography
343
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Kennedy Graham is a former consultant, diplomat, and international civil servant, and is currently a research fellow at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, and project director at UNU-CRIS in Bruges, Belgium. Tânia Felício graduated from the College of Europe (Bruges) and she holds a master's of arts in political European studies and is a specialist in the field of security. Previously she studied international relations and international economics in Lisbon, Portugal. She gained valuable practical experience of the United Nations' structures, mainly the Security Council, in her stages at the Portuguese Foreign Affairs Minister and at the United Nations Documentation Center in Lisbon.

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