United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Creating Norms for a Complex World
By J.P. Singh
Routledge – 2010 – 166 pages
Series: Global Institutions
This book traces the history of UNESCO from its foundational idealism to its current stature as the preeminent international organization for science, education, and culture, building a well rounded understanding of this important organization.
Reflecting on UNESCO’s vision, its everyday practices, and future challenges; this work is an essential resource for students and scholars of international relations and international organizations.
1. UNESCO's Organizational History and Structure 2. Prioritizing Education 3. Making Science 4. The Prominence of Culture 5. Debating Global Communication Orders 6. Reflections and Possibilities
J. P. Singh is Associate Professor at the graduate program in Communication, Culture and Technology at Georgetown University. He is the author of Globalized Arts: The Entertainment Economy and Cultural Identity (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010); International Cultural Policies and Power (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010); Negotiation and the Global Information Economy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008); with James N. Rosenau, Information Technologies and Global Politics (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2002); and Leapfrogging Development? The Political Economy of Telecommunications Restructuring (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1999).