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Chadwick Alger

Pioneer in the Study of the Political Process and on NGO Participation in the United Nations.

2014, XVII, 175 p. 16 illus., 9 illus. in color.

ISBN 978-3-319-00508-9 (Book)
ISBN 978-3-319-00509-6 (Ebook)
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-00509-6_

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  On the author Chadwick F. Alger
Obituaries and Memorials on Chadwick F. Alger (1924-2014)
On The UN System and Cities in Global Governance
On Peace Research and Peacebuilding
Interviews and Videos with Chadwick F. Alger
Books by Chadwick F. Alger
   
  • Author is a pioneer in the Study of the Political Process and on NGO Participation in the United Nations
  • Distinguished researcher for international relations (former president of the ISA)
  • Distinguished peace researcher (former secretary general of the IPRA)

This volume honors the liftetime achievement of distinguished scholar Chadwick F. Alger on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Carolyn Stephenson presents Prof. Alger as a Pioneer in the Study of the Political Process and on NGO Participation in the United Nations. Part 1 offers an autobiographical note and a comprehensive bibliography of his academic publications. Part II includes three texts on "The Political Process in the UN" on “The Researcher in the United Nations: Evolution of a Research Strategy”, “Interaction in a Committee of the United Nations General Assembly” and on “Interaction and Negotiation in a Committee of the UN GA”. In Part III on "Civil Society Organizations in the UN System (NGOs)" three chapters deal with “Evolving Roles of NGOs in Member State Decision-making in the UN System", “The Roles of NGOs in the UN System: From Article 71 to a People’s Millenium Assembly" and “Strengthening relations between NGOs and the UN system: Towards a research agenda”.

Content Level » Research
Keywords » Chadwick F. Alger - Distinguished Scholar in International Relations – NGO Participation - Political Process - United Nations
Related subjects » History of Science - Political Science

 

Chadwick F. Alger

The UN System and Cities in Global Governance

2014, XII, 163 p. 30 illus., 5 illus. in color.

ISBN 978-3-978-3-319-00511-9 (Book)
ISBN 978-3- 978-3-319-00512-6 (Ebook)
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-00512-6 _

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  On the author Chadwick F. Alger
On Chadwick F. Alger: Pioneer in the Study of the Political Process and on NGO Participation in the United Nations
On Peace Research and Peacebuilding
Interviews and Videos with Chadwick F. Alger
Books by Chadwick F. Alger
 
  • The author made major contributions on peace research and peace building
  • Distinguished researcher for international relations (former president of the ISA)
  • Distinguished peace researcher (former secretary general of the IPRA)

This is the second volume to commemorate the 90th birthday of the distinguished scholar Chadwick F. Alger to honor his liftetime achievement in international relations and as President of the International Studies Association (1978-1979). After a brief introduction by Chad F. Alger this volume includes six of his key texts on The UN System and Cities in Global Governance focusing on “Cities as arenas for participatory learning in global citizenship”; “The Impact of Cities on International Systems”; “Perceiving, Analysing and Coping With the Local-Global Nexus”; “The World Relations of Cities: Closing the Gap Between Social Science Paradigms and Everyday Human Experience”; “Japanese Municipal International Exchange and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific: Opportunities and Challenges” and on “Searching for Democratic Potential in Emerging Global Governance: What Are the Implications of Regional and Global Involvements of Local Governments?”.

Content Level » Research
Keywords » Chadwick F. Alger - Distinguished Scholar in International Relations – NGO Participation - Political Process - United Nations
Related subjects » History of Science - Political Science

 

 

Chadwick F. Alger

Peace Research and Peacebuilding

2014, XI, 151 p. 5 illus., 2 illus. in color.

ISBN 978-3-319-00502-7 (Book)
ISBN 978-3-319-00503-4 (Ebook)
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-00512-6 _

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  On the author Chadwick F. Alger
On Chadwick F. Alger: Pioneer in the Study of the Political Process and on NGO Participation in the United Nations
On The UN System and Cities in Global Governance
Interviews and Videos with Chadwick F. Alger
Books by Chadwick F. Alger
 
  • Author is a distinguished scholar on issues concerning peace research and peace building
  • Distinguished researcher for international relations (former president of the ISA)
  • Distinguished peace researcher (former secretary general of the IPRA)

This is the third volume to commemorate the 90th birthday of the distinguished scholar Chadwick F. Alger to honor his liftetime achievement in international relations and as President of the International Studies Association (19xy-19y7) and as Secre¬tary General of the International Peace Research Association (1984-198x). After a brief introduction by Chad F. Alger this volume includes six of his key texts on Peace Research and Peacebuilding covering “The quest for peace: What are we learning?”; “The Emerging Toolchest for Peacebuilders”; “Peace Studies as a Transdisciplinary Project”; “Challenges for Peace Researchers and Peace Builders in the Twenty-First Century: Education and Coordination of a Diversity of Actors in Applying What We Are Learning”; “The escalating peace potential of global governance”, “There Are Peacebuilding Tasks for Everybody”, and "What Should Be the Foundations of Peace Education?"

Content Level » Research
Keywords » Global Governance - International Peace Research Association - Peace Building – Peace Education - Peace Research
Related subjects » History of Science - Political Science

 
On the Author Chadwick F. Alger
 
Alger

Chadwick F. Alger, Mershon Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Emeritus, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He obtained a B.A., Political Science, Ursinus College (1949), a M.A., School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University (1950) and a Ph.D., Political Science, Princeton University (1957). Professor Alger’s research and teaching interests are centered on: a) Global problem-solving by international governmental and nongovernmental organizations, primarily focused on the United Nations System; b) The world relations of local people, governments and organizations; Inventory and evaluation of available “tools” and strategies for peace building.
Subjects of his research have included decision-making in the U.N. General Assembly, the role of nongovernental organizations in the struggle for human rights and economic well-being, evol ving roles of NGOs in U.N. decision-making, potential roles of the U.N. System in the 21st century, religion as a peace tool, the expanding tool chest for peace builders, and why the United States needs the U.N. System. Prof. Alger was Director of the Mershon Program in Transnational Intellectual Cooper-ation in the Policy Sciences (1971-81) and Director of the Mershon Program in World Relations (1982-91). During World War II he served in the United States Navy, Aviation Radioman, Second Class Petty Officer, Pacific Service (1943-46) and after obtaining his BA and MA he worked in the Department of Navy, Pentagon, Naval Intelligence Analyst (1950-54). He was President of the International Studies Assosciation (ISA) (1978-1979) and Secretary General of the International Peace Researwch Association (1983-1987). Among his major books are: The Future of the United Nations System: Potential for the Twenty-First Century, edited for IPRA (United Nations University Press, 1998); The United Nations and Policies of Member States, co-edited with Gene Lyons and John Trent (United Nations University Press, 1995); Peacemaking in the Post Cold War Era (Tamkang University, 1993); A Just Peace Through Transformation: Cultural, Economic and Political Foundations for Change, co-edited with Michael Stohl (Westview Press, 1988); Conflict and Crisis of International Order: New Tasks for Peace Research, co-edited with Judit Balazs (Hungarian Academy of Science, 1985).

Chadwick F. Alger Prize, International Studies Association
Past prize Recipients:

Important Links on Chadwick F. Alger:
Chadwick F. Alger: Mershon Center Website
Chadwick F. Alger: IPRA Foundation

Selected Videos with Chadwick F. Alger:
George Mason University: Parents of the Field: Interview with Chadwick F. Alger (Video)

   
Selected Books of Chadwick F. Alger
 
   

Simulation In International Relations:
Developments For Research And Teaching
(2012)
by Harold Steere Guetzkow (Editor),
Chadwick F. Alger & Richard A. Brody Contributors)

The United Nations System:
A Reference Handbook –
Contemporary World Issues

(ABC CLIO, 2005)
     
The United Nations and Policies of Member States,
co-edited with Gene Lyons and John Trent
(United Nations University Press, 1995)

The Future of the United Nations System:
Potential for the Twenty-First Century,

edited for IPRA
(United Nations University Press, 1998)

   
A Just Peace Through Transformation:
Cultural, Economic and Political Foundations for Change
,
co-edited with Michael Stohl
(Westview Press, 1988)
Conflict and Crisis of International Order:
New Tasks for Peace Research
,
co-edited with Judit Balazs
(Hungarian Academy of Science, 1985)
   

Other Books by Chadwick F. Alger

  • The United Nations and Policies of Member States, Chadwick F. Alger, Gene Lyons and John Trent, eds.. Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 1995.
  • Peacemaking in the Post Cold War Era. Taipei: Tamkang University, 1993.
  • Internationalization from Local Areas: Beyond Inter State Relations. Tokyo: Nippon Hyoron Sha, 1987 (in Japanese).
  • You and Your Community in the World. (Co-authored with David G. Hoovler). Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University, Consortium for International Studies Education, 1978.
  • United States Representation in the United Nations. New York: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1961.
  • The Use of Private Experts in the Conduct of US Foreign Affairs. Ph.D. Dissertation, Princeton University, 1957.
 

His comprehensive bibliography is here
 
   
Alger
 
   
On Chadwick F. Alger (1924-2014)
 
 
   
Chadwick F. Alger, a former Secretary General of IPRA. at the 24th IPRA Conference in Mie-City, Japan, 24-28 November 2012.
Photo: © H.G. Brauch

The IPRA Foundation
Chadwick F. Alger (2024-2014). Source: Photo taken by © Laura Alger Carter in 2013
     
Mie University, Tsu City, Japan (2012 Yautepec, Mexico (2009) SOPRON, Hungary (2004)
     
 
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