Leadership and Global Governance: The International Leadership Series

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Universal-Publishers, 2003 - Business & Economics - 360 pages
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A number of distinguished international figures discuss the leadership challenges facing the international community with reference to globalisation, the United Nations, peaceful resolution of disputes, public policy in the United States and elsewhere. They address these issues from their own cultural perspectives ranging from South Africa, the United States, to Japan the Middle East and Latin America, within the context of leadership challenges that they personally experienced. Contributors: Oscar Arias, Hassan Bin Talal, George Bush, Jimmy Carter, Harlan Cleveland, Alvaro De Soto, Jan Egeland, Paul Findley, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Mikhail Gorbachev, Harriet Mayor-Fulbright, Yukio Matsuyama, Shimon Peres, Adel Safty, Cornelio Sommaruga, and Desmond Tutu.

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Contents

Humanist Global Leadership
24
Leadership and the Information Revolution
43
On Leadership
110
Leadership and Culture
116
Leadership Development
128
Leadership and Power in a Democracy
133
The Case of Japan
146
Leadership and Conflict Prevention
156
Leadership and Humanitarian Challenges
186
Globalisation Development and Leadership
198
American Leadership and the Prevention of Deadly Conflict
209
The United Nations and Peaceful Resolution of Disputes
232
On NonViolent Leadership
249
Searching For Peace
289
A New Age for Peace and Security in the Middle East
311
Peace Facilitation in the Middle East Central America and the Balkans
322

To Govern is to Educate
165
Challenges for Emerging Leaders from the South
176
Global Leadership for Peace Development and Democratization
337
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Page 119 - ... planet — an indication that we live at a special moment. At least at first blush the news is hopeful. New demographic evidence shows that it is at least possible that a child born today will live long enough to see the peak of human population. Around the world people are choosing to have fewer and fewer children — not just in China, where the government forces it on them, but in almost every nation outside the poorest parts of Africa. Population growth rates are lower than they have been...
Page 99 - General propositions do not decide concrete cases. The decision will depend on a judgment or intuition more subtle than any articulate major premise.
Page 30 - Leaders are people who do the right thing; managers are people who do things right.
Page 166 - Human history becomes more and more a race between Education and Catastrophe' (HG Wells, The Outline of History (1920)).
Page 140 - ... path will be difficult and also long, but if we persevere together as we did in the two world wars— though not, alas, in the interval between them— I cannot doubt that we shall achieve our common purpose in the end. I have, however, a definite and practical proposal to make for action. Courts and magistrates may be set up but they cannot function without sheriffs and constables. The United Nations Organisation must immediately begin to be equipped with an international armed force. In such...
Page 101 - ... across such things — and people did — all their training argued for dismissing them as aberrations. Only a few were able to remember that the solvable, orderly, linear systems were the aberrations. Only a few, that is, understood how nonlinear nature is in its soul. Enrico Fermi once exclaimed, "It does not say in the Bible that all laws of nature are expressible linearly!
Page 197 - All that I have said boils down to the point of affirming that mankind's survival is dependent upon man's ability to solve the problems of racial injustice, poverty and war...
Page 78 - By contrast, in the countries whose people have been kept in ignorance (by colonial policies, or their own leaders' mismanagement, or first one and then the other), it doesn't seem to matter what riches lie in the ground they occupy. Most of their citizens become the peasants of the global information society (along with the dropouts of the postindustrial regions).
Page 90 - We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Page 66 - They climb aboard the train as it gathers momentum and announce for all to hear the new direction of march — speaking by television from the safety of the caboose. It's more and more obvious: those with visible responsibility for leadership are nearly always too visible to take the responsibility for change — until it becomes more dangerous to stand there than to move. It is not a new idea: "I am a leader," Voltaire wrote, "therefore, I must follow.