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AuthorMichaels, David B. author
TitleInternational Privileges and Immunities [electronic resource] : A Case for a Universal Statute / by David B. Michaels
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1971
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Descript 249 p. 1 illus. online resource


Since World War I scholars and practitioners alike have addressed themselves to defining and assessing the "new diplomacy," which the British diplomatist Harold Nicolson has branded the "American method." He distinguishes contemporary practice from earlier forms of diplomacy which, in The Evolution of Diplomatic Method (1954), on the basis of historical orientation, he designates the Greek, Roman, Italian, and French "systems" of diploยญ macy, in this order. Intensified multilaterial, as differentiated from bilateral, diplomacy - or what Lord Maurice Hankey treats as Diplomacy by Conยญ ference (1946) - has become one of the principal qualities characterizing twentieth century diplomatic usage. "Conference diplomacy," in turn, consists of both ad hoc and regularized components. The latter, sometimes designated "parliamentary diplomacy," is essentially a form of institutionalized conferencing permeating the funcยญ tioning of permanent mechanisms called international organizations. Within them member states pursue national and collective interests and espouse national policies, confer and negotiate respecting mutual problems, engage in forensic and often public exposition, and reduce decision making, but usually only ostensibly, to a formalized voting process


I Conceptual Framework -- I. Evolutionary Perspectives -- II. Theoretical Analysis of International Privileges and Immunities -- II. Organizational Practiceโ{128}{148}The United Nations System -- III. Composition and Development -- IV. Constitutional Bases -- V. Host Nation Agreements -- VI. Assistance and Relief Agreements -- III. Organizational Practiceโ{128}{148}Regional Organizations -- VII. European Organizations -- VIII. Non-European Regional Organizations -- IV. Judicial, Financial and Security Institutions -- IX. International Courts of Justice -- X. International Financial Institutions -- XI. Security and Peacekeeping Forces -- V. Analysis and Conclusions -- XII. Composite Analysis of International Practice -- XIII. International Privileges and Immunities of the Future -- XIV. Conclusions -- Appendix I Partial list of international organizations considered -- Appendix II Extracts from general conventions on privileges and immunities -- Appendix III Summary of practice in the United Nations system -- Appendix IV Extracts of documents pertaining to regional practice -- Selected Bibliography

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