Regionalism Versus Multilateralism

The Organization of American States in a Global Changing Environment

  • Christopher R. Thomas
  • Juliana T. Magloire

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The OAS - Primary Objectives of the Regional Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christopher R. Thomas, Juliana T. Magloire
      Pages 3-16
    3. Christopher R. Thomas, Juliana T. Magloire
      Pages 17-34
    4. Christopher R. Thomas, Juliana T. Magloire
      Pages 35-49
    5. Christopher R. Thomas, Juliana T. Magloire
      Pages 51-60
  3. The OAS Today

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Christopher R. Thomas, Juliana T. Magloire
      Pages 65-74
    3. Christopher R. Thomas, Juliana T. Magloire
      Pages 75-88
    4. Christopher R. Thomas, Juliana T. Magloire
      Pages 89-102
    5. Christopher R. Thomas, Juliana T. Magloire
      Pages 103-116
  4. Beyond the Twentieth Century: The OAS into the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-120
    2. Christopher R. Thomas, Juliana T. Magloire
      Pages 121-140
    3. Christopher R. Thomas, Juliana T. Magloire
      Pages 141-162
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 163-173

About this book

Introduction

In today's globalized international system, international and regional organizations can only function effectively within the context of a larger social partnership with governments, the private sectors, and a plethora of increasingly influential interest groups.
Regionalism Versus Multilateralism seeks to illustrate these new roles by tracing the way the Organization of American States (OAS), the oldest regional organization, has pursued its objectives in the context of evolving hemispheric and international circumstances. It analyzes the impact of these circumstances on the operations, programs and activities of the Organization, and the adjustments and direction which `metamorphosed' the regional membership at certain crucial junctures of hemispheric and international evolution.
The book does so in three parts: through an historic examination of the objectives of the Organization; a critical analysis of its response over time to the forces of growth, transformation and change; and the projection of what continuing developments might dictate on the future characteristics of the Organization if it is to respond effectively to the needs and aspirations of member states.
This book is a collaboration between Christopher R. Thomas and Julian T. Magloire, with both parties contributing equally to its content and preparation.

Keywords

Government cooperation development environment growth management organization organizations science and technology transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher R. Thomas
    • 1
  • Juliana T. Magloire
    • 1
  1. 1.The Organization of American StatesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4317-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6938-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4317-6
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