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United Nations "policy": An argument with three illustrations

Thakur, Ramesh; Weiss, Thomas


This article explores whether and in what sense there is a "United Nations policy," a topic unexplored in the literature. The UN's universal character provides legitimacy, a precious asset in formulating global public policy. It is thus the forum of choice for regime negotiation and norm promotion for contested contemporary challenges, reflecting its comparative advantage and its unique ability to formulate policies that aspire to universal application and relevance. This essay explores the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: International Studies Perspectives
DOI: 10.1111/j.1528-3585.2008.00355.x


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