Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and International Agency: Rethinking Human Security and Ethics in the Spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld

Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and International Agency: Rethinking Human Security and Ethics in the Spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld

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Cambridge University Press, 4/24/2014
EAN 9781107037205, ISBN10: 1107037204

Hardcover, 635 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm
Language: English

As UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjöld shaped many of the fundamental principles and practices of international organisations, such as preventive diplomacy, the ethics of international civil service, impartiality and neutrality. He was also at the heart of the constitutional foundations and principles of the UN. This tribute and critical review of Hammarskjöld's values and legacy examines his approach towards international civil service, agency and value-based leadership, investigates his vision of internationalism and explores his achievements and failures as Secretary-General. It draws on specific conflict situations and strategies such as Suez and the Congo for lessons that can benefit contemporary conflict resolution and modern concepts such as human security and R2P. It also reflects on ways in which actors such as international courts, tribunals and the EU can benefit from Hammarskjöld's principles and experiences in the fields of peace and security and international justice.

1. Human security and ethics in the spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld
an introduction Carsten Stahn and Henning Melber
Part I. Reflections on Dag Hammarskjöld
2. Dag Hammarskjöld and the twenty-first century Kofi Annan
3. A beacon of hope
Dag Hammarskjöld and the United Nations Brian Urquhart
4. Dag Hammarskjöld, 1905–61
a remarkable man, a remarkable Secretary-General Pieter Kooijmans
5. Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the Rule of Law in today's world Hans Corell
Part II. Hammarskjöld's intellectual legacy and leadership
6. Dag Hammarskjöld and the politics of hope Monica Bouman
7. Dag Hammarskjöld's spirituality and the quest for negotiated peace, reconciliation and meaning Paul R. Nelson
8. From the unwritten manual
Dag Hammarskjöld's political wisdom Roger Lipsey
9. Hammarskjöld's dynamic approach to the UN Charter and international law Ove Bring
10. Hammarskjöld, economic thinking, and the United Nations Anne Orford
Part III. Hammarskjöld, the UN and the Congo
11. Dag Hammarskjöld and the Congo Crisis, 1960–1 Maria Stella Rognoni
12. Continuities of violence in the Congo
legacies of Hammarskjöld and Lumumba Helen M. Hintjens and Serena Cruz
13. Lumumba v. Hammarskjöld
a story of confrontation Jean Omasombo Tshonda
14. Dag Hammarskjöld and Africa's decolonisation Henning Melber
15. The Dag factor
how quiet diplomacy changed the role of the Secretariat during the Congo Crisis, 1960–1 Alanna O'Malley
Part IV. The Role of the UN Secretary-General
16. The 'Suez story'
Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and the creation of UN peacekeeping Manuel Fröhlich
17. Breaking free
Dag Hammarskjöld, good offices and heads of international organisations Aoife O'Donoghue
18. Dag Hammarskjöld's diplomacy
lessons learned Peter Wallensteen
19. Visions of international life
from Hammarskjöld to Annan and beyond Jan Anne Vos
20. EU global peace diplomacy
institutional framework Steven Blockmans
Part V. Re-thinking Internationalism
Intervention, Responsibility and the Politics of R2P
21. From 'conference machinery' to 'global administration'? International executive authority beyond Hammarskjöld Carsten Stahn
22. Hammarskjöld and international executive rule
a third world perspective on international law Vijayashri Sripati
23. Who cares?
Dag Hammarskjöld and the limits of responsibility in international law J. Craig Barker
24. Libya, intervention and responsibility
the dawn of a new era? Francis Kofi Abiew and Noemi Gal-Or
25. The Arab Spring and the rise and fall of international human rights Louise Arbour
Part VI. Hammarskjöld's Credo
Annex I. The Secretary-General's Annual Report to the General Assembly of the United Nations, Introduction, 17 August 1961
Annex II. Address Given by the Secretary-General, Mr Dag Hammarskjöld, on the Occasion of Staff Day, General Assembly Hall, 8 September 1961.