The Contemporary Commonwealth by P-TaylorFrancis


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									The Contemporary Commonwealth
Editor: James Mayall
Table of Contents

Part 1 1. Introduction: The Modern Commonwealth: an overview James Mayall 2. The Commonwealth and
the Law Peter Slinn 3.From Smith to Sharma: The Role of the Secretary General Stuart Mole 4.Principles
and Practice: Human Rights, The Harare Declaration and the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group
(CMAG) Krishnan Srinivasan 5. The Commonwealth as a Champion of Small States Ronald Sanders 6.
Managing Globalization: The Commonwealth in the International Economy Nicholas Bayne 7. The
Commonwealth and Civil Society Richard Bourne Part 2 8. The Commonwealth and the European Union
Paul Taylor 9. Canada & North America Jennifer Welsh 10. Commonwealth Oceana W. David McIntyre
11. Asia Syed Sarfuddin 12. Africa Sola Akinrinade

This collection of essays has been assembled to mark the centenary of The Round Table. It provides an
analysis of the modern Commonwealth since the establishment of the Secretariat in 1965. Providing an
overview of the contemporary Commonwealth, this book places the organization in its rich historical
context while assessing its achievements, failures and prospects. The volume is divided into two parts:-
Part I concentrates on a series of themes, dealing with the structure and functioning of the
Commonwealth and its major activities, including the work of the secretary general and secretariat, its
championing of the interests of small states, human rights and the world economy. - Part II adopts a
regional perspective, identifying the impact of the Commonwealth on regional relations generally and
particular problems that affect these relations. It also examines the ways in which the Commonwealth
sometimes reinforces regional loyalties and interests but also the extent to which these have also
reduced the importance of the Commonwealth in the foreign policy of its member states. The
Contemporary Commonwealth will be of interest to students and scholars of international politics and
international organisations, practitioners ,journalists and those working in NGOs involved in
Commonwealth affairs.This collection of essays is intended as a companion volume to The
Commonwealth and International Affairs, edited by Alex May, marking the centenary of The Round Table.

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