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Contents Acronyms vii Preface ix 1 United Nations world conferences as tests of global governance: an overview 1 2 Emerging tests of diplomacy: transition from earlier UN world conferences 12 3 Tests of partnership: between statecraft and society-craft 40 4 Tests of leadership: the prime ministerial role 69 5 Tests of discipline: imposition or negotiation of the system of governance? 94 6 Tests of sovereignty: an evasive and estranged diplomacy? 122 7 Tests of the civilisational divide? The Cairo International Conference on Population and Development 152 8 Tests of difference: women's ownership of the Beijing conference 184 9 Tests of value with respect to Durban and beyond: anomaly or end of the life cycle? 223 Notes 254 References 261 Index 286
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: United Nations Congresses, United Nations Canada, Diplomacy Case studies, Canada Foreign relations 1945-World politics 1989- Case studies, Non-governmental organizations, International relations