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Eric Drummond and His Legacies

Eric Drummond and His Legacies

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Text boxesCharts and tablesIllustrationsAcknowledgementsAcronyms and abbreviationsKey political figures in Drummond's career
Prologue - Towards a Better world
Part I - A Great International Civil Servant
1. The life and character of Eric Drummond 1876-19512. Leadership3. After Geneva

Part II - Creating an Enduring International Civil Service
4. An International Secretariat appears on the World Stage
5. The International Secretariat and its ethos6. La Haute Direction, impartial and partial officials
7. The Directors and the work of their sections
8. Drummond's commitment to universality

Part III - Legacies of the League
9. Transition to the new international order10. The structural and practical legacy of an International Civil Service
11. Humanitarian and political legacies
12. Social, economic and technical legacies
13. Internationalism restored, starting anew

Epilogue - A centennial assessment of the 'Great Experiment'
Annex 1 Sir Eric Drummond's family treeAnnex 2 Milestones in the life and career of James Eric DrummondAnnex 3 World Events and the League of Nations time line 1914-46Annex 4 Members and Specialists working for the Secretariat mentioned in the Chapters
Bibliography and list of sourcesIndex
About the Author: David Macfadyen is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK, and has worked at a senior level in the World Health Organization (WHO). His research interests include the History of Medicine, which he has studied at the University of Glasgow, UK. Michael Davies is a former staff member of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Inter-American Development Bank. He is the author of International Organizations: A Companion and The Administration of International Organizations.
Marilyn Carr has worked for the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the UN Development Fund for Women. She studied Development Economics at the University of Sussex, UK, and is the author of many books and articles on science, technology and women's economic empowerment.
John Burley was an economic adviser to the Government of Uganda before working for the UN, including the UN Development Programme (UNDP). He was a Director at the UN Conference for Trade and Development and has contributed to a number of published studies of the UN system.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9783030047313
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Publisher Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Height: 210 mm
  • No of Pages: 361
  • Series Title: Understanding Governance
  • Sub Title: The League of Nations and the Beginnings of Global Governance
  • Width: 148 mm
  • ISBN-10: 3030047318
  • Publisher Date: 25 Feb 2019
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 22 mm
  • Weight: 616 gr

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