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New Roles and Functions for the UN and the Bretton Woods Institutions  

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New Roles and Functions for the UN and the Bretton Woods Institutions
Year:
1998
Theme:
Global Governance and Conflict
Abstract:
In a world beset by the effects of the Great Depression and war, the 'Keynesian message' strongly inspired the post-war policy agenda and the structuring of the UN/Bretton Woods system. In contrast, an increasing gap has been emerging between the changing problems of the world economy on the one hand and the policy agenda and the ability to govern of world institutions of the other. The need for stronger governance has been heightened by the emergence of supranational problems which have brought to the fore the limitations of national states in dealing with the new challenges.
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