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World Governance and International Sports – by Richard Pomfret

September 23, 2014



What are the similarities between the way that international sports organizations and international political bodies are organized? Richard Pomfret, Professor of Economics at the University of Adelaide, asks whether politics can learn anything from sport.


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The UN Funds, Programmes and Semi-autonomous Agencies: a glass half full? – by Richard Woodward and Michael Davies

October 24, 2013


United Nations logo

photo credit: Kevin Gong via Flickr cc

Today, if the United Nations General Assembly had its way, you would be on vacation. In 1971, the Assembly adopted Resolution 2782 recommending that 24th October, celebrated since 1948 as UN Day to mark the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter, should be observed as a public holiday by all member states.

A cursory online survey of national public holidays however, suggests that few, if any, of us will have cause to thank the UN for the opportunity to put our feet up. That UN Day is widely ignored could be interpreted as evidence that there is little worth celebrating. […]

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