Unity and Diversity in Development Ideas

Unity and Diversity in Development Ideas : Perspectives from the UN Regional Commissions

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This second volume from the United Nations Intellectual History Project surveys the history of the UN's regional commissions and the ideas they have developed over the last 40 years. Each essay is devoted to one of the five regional commissions-Europe, Asia and the Far East, Latin America, Africa, and Western Asia-and how it has approached its mission of assessing the condition of regional economies and making prognoses about future conditions. The essays describe how each commission has added local perspectives to global debates over economic development and brought an authentic regional voice to the UN.Contributors are Adebayo Adedeji, Yves Berthelot, Leelananda de Silva, Blandine Destremau, Paul Rayment, and Gert Rosenthal.show more

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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 154.4 x 236.2 x 25.1mm | 671.33g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 b&w photos, 1 index
  • 0253216389
  • 9780253216380

About Yves Berthelot

Yves Berthelot is Senior Research Fellow at The CUNY Graduate Center and at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, UNITAR. He is director of the Geneva Office of the United Nations Intellectual History Project and President of the Comite Francais de Solidarite Internationale.show more

Table of contents

Preliminary Table of Contents: List of Boxes, Tables, and FiguresForeword by Louis Emmerij, Richard Jolly, and Thomas G. WeissAcknowledgmentsList of Abbreviations1.Unity and Diversity of Development: The Regional Commissions' Experience, Yves Berthelot2. ECE: A Bridge Between East and West, Yves Berthelot and Paul Rayment3. From ECAFE to ESCAP: Pioneering a Regional Perspective, Leelananda de Silva4. ECLAC: A Commitment to a Latin American Way towards Development, Gert Rosenthal5. ECA: Forging a Future for Africa, Adebayo Adedeji6. ESCWA: Striving for Regional Integration, Blandine DestremauAppendixNotesIndexAbout the AuthorsAbout the UN Intellectual History Projectshow more