Listed below are selected readings related to the United Nations Intellectual History Project


Alacevich, Michele, "The World Bank's Early Reflections on Development: A Development Institution or a Bank?" Review of Political Economy 21, no. 2 (2009).

________, The Political Economy of the World Bank: The Early Years, (Stanford University Press and the World Bank, 2009), translated from the Italian, Le Origini della Banca Mondiale: Una Deriva Conservatrice (Paravia Bruno Mondadori Editori, 2007).

Alger, Chadwick, The United Nations System: A Reference Handbook (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2006).

Anstee, Margaret Joan, Never Learn to Type: A Woman at the United Nations (London: Wiley, John & Sons, 2003).

Batisse, Michel, Demain l’Unesco / Unesco and the Years Ahead (Paris: Millios Group 1999). http://www.unesco.org/afus/eng/publications.html

Berthelot, Yves and Paul Rayment, Looking Back and Peering Forward: A Short History of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, 1947-2007 (United Nations: New York and Geneva, 2007).

Berthelot, Yves and Paul Rayment, "The ECE: A Bridge Between East and West," in United and Diversity in Development Ideas: Perspectives from the Regional Commissions, ed. Berthelot, Russian trans. UN Office in Geneva (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004).

Bhouraskar, Digambar, United Nations Development Aid: A Study in History and Politics (New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2007).

Blanchard, Francis, "L'Organisation Internationale du Travail: de la Guerre Froide au Nouvel Ordre Mondial, Preface de Philippe Seguin. (Paris: Le Seuil 2004).

Bøås, Morten, "Governance as Multilateral Development Bank Policy: The Cases of the African Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank." European Journal of Development
Research
, vol.10, no.2, (1998): pp. 117-134. http://www.frankcass.com

Chabbott, Colette, Constructing Education for Development: International Organizations and Education for All. Reference Books in International Education. Edward Beauchamp, editor. (New York: Routledge Falmer 2003).

Chambalu, Bärbel, "Integration of Women in Industrial Development – the Fate of the Issue in the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO," Forum for Development Studies 36, no. 1 (2009): 137–154.

Dil, Anwar ed. Hunger, Poverty and Development: the Life and Work of Sartaj Aziz. (Lahore: Ferozsons, 2000).

Emmerij, Louis, "An Intellectual History of the United Nations" Development in Practice, vol. 12, no. 5, November (2002): pp. 653-55.

Fischer, David, International Atomic Energy Agency: Personal Reflections (Vienna: IAEA, 1997).

Gibson, James, Jacko, Where Are You Now? A life of Robert Jackson (Richmond, UK: Parsons, 2006). Available from Parsons Publishing: PO Box 787, Richmond, TW10 7WQ, UK. Price: £25, euros 45, $60, post paid.

Haq, Khadija and Richard Ponzio ed., with a forword by Amartya Sen, "Pioneering the Human Development Revolution: An Intellectual Biography of Mahbub ul Haq" (Oxford University Press, 2008).

Ingram, James, Bread and Stones: Leadership and the Struggle to Reform the United Nations World Food Programme (Charleston: Booksurge Publishing, 2006). For more information, please click here.

Jain, Devaki and Shubha Chacko, 2008, “Unfolding Women’s Engagement with Development and the UN: Pointers for the Future,” Forum for Development Studies 35, No. 1 (June 2008).

Jolly, Richard, "Society for International Development, the North-South Roundtable and the Power of Ideas" Development 50, no. S1 (2007).

________, "Global Inequality in Historical Perspective," WIDER Angle Newsletter 2005/2.

________, ed. Jim Grant: UNICEF Visionary (New York: UNICEF 2001). http://www.unicef.org/pubsgen/jimgrant/

Larson, Erik, ed., "Syposium: Assessing the Millennium Development Goals," States, Power, and Societies 18, no. 1 (Fall 2012).

Lewin, André, L'ONU, pour quoi faire? (Paris: Gallimard, 1995).

Lewin, André, ed., La France et L'ONU depuis 1945 with foreward by Alain Juppé (Paris: Arleéa/Corlet/Le Seuil, 1995).

Mackenzie, Archie, Faith in Diplomacy (St. Paul, MN: Grosvenor Books, 2002).

McKeon, Nora, The United Nations and Civil Society: Legitimating Global Governance—Whose Voice? (London: Zed Books, 2009).

McNeill, Desmond and Asuncion Lera St.Clair, Global Poverty, Ethics, and Human Rights - The Role of Multilateral Organisations (London and New York, Routledge, 2009).

Mkandawire, Thankdika, "Social Sciences and the Next Development Agenda," Forum for Development Studies 35, no. 1 (June 2008).

Murphy, Craig N., The United Nations Development Programme: A Better Way?
(New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006).

Ocampo, José Antonio, "The United Nations and Global Finance," in Joachim Mueller and Karl P. Sauvant ed., Annual Review of United Nations Affairs 2009/2010 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Ogato, Sadako, The Turbulent Years: Confronting the Refugee Crises of the 1990s (New York: Norton, 2005).

Prashad, Vijay, "Voice of the South," Frontline 26, No. 23 (November 2009).

Rodgers, Gerry, Eddy Lee, Lee Swepston, and Jasmien van Daele, The International Labour Organization and the Quest for Social Justice, 1919-2009, (ILO, Geneva, 2009).

Schiff, Benjamin, Refugees unto the Third Generation - UN Aid to Palestinians (Syracuse: Syracuse Univ. Press, 1995).

Schlesinger, Stephen C., Act of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations (Boulder: Westview, 2003).

Shaw, D. John, The UN World Food Programme and the Development of Food Aid. (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001).http://www.palgrave.com/catalogue/catalogue.asp?Title_Id=0333676696

Shaw, D. John, Sir Hans Singer: The Life and Work of a Development Economist. (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002).http://www.palgrave.com/catalogue/catalogue.asp?Title_Id=0333711300

Singer, Hans and D. John Shaw, International Development Co-operation: Essays on Aid and the United Nations System. (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001).http://www.palgrave.com/catalogue/catalogue.asp?Title_Id=0333711297

Skard, Torild, "Gender in the Malestream – Acceptance of Women and Gender Equality in Different United Nations Organisations," Forum for Development Studies 36, no. 1 (2009): 155–191.

von Sponeck, Hans Christof, A Different Kind of War: The UN Sanctions Regime in Iraq (New York: Berghahn Books, 2006).

Standing, Guy, "The ILO: An Agency for Globalization?" Development and Change 39, no. 3 (2008).

Taniguchi, Makoto, North-South Issues in the 21st Century: A Challenge in the Global Age (Waseda University Press, 2001).

Thakur, Ramesh, The United Nations, Peace and Security From Collective Security to the Responsibility to Protect (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

Tokman, Victor E., Una Voz en el Camino--Empleo y Equidad en America Latina: 40 Anos de Busqueda. (Chile: Fondo de Cultura Economica 2004).

Toye, John and Richard Toye, "The Origins and Interpretation of the Prebisch-Singer Thesis" History of Political Economy, 35.3, Fall 2003, pages 347-367.

UNDP-International Poverty Centre, "Celso Furtado 1920-2004", In Focus, (Brasilia, UNDP-International Poverty Centre) April 2005.

UN Intellectual History Project and Geneva International Academic Network, "Reflections on United Nations Development Ideas," Geneva, 2005.

Volger, Helmut, "History of the Foundation of the UN", in: Volger, Helmut (ed), A Concise Encyclopedia of the United Nations, second revised edition (Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010), pp. 216-231.

________, "History of the UN", in: Volger, Helmut (ed), A Concise Encyclopedia of the United Nations, second revised edition (Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010), pp. 231-246

Weiss, Thomas G. and Tatiana Carayannis, "The Role of UN Economic and Social Ideas" Work in Progress: A Review of Research Activities of the United Nations University, vol. 16 (3), United Nations University, Summer 2002.http://www.unu.edu/hq/ginfo/wip/wip16-3-sum2002.pdf




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