An International Redistribution of Wealth and Power

An International Redistribution of Wealth and Power

A Study of the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Author: Robert F. Meagher
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140957

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An International Redistribution of Wealth and Power: A Study of the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States is an in-depth account and conscientious analysis of the efforts of developing countries to frame international rules that would bring about an equitable distribution of world power and resources. The Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States is the principal outcome of this undertaking, approved by 120 member states of the United Nations in December 1974. The book aims to chronicle the developments in the forging of the Charter. The first two chapters cover the inception of the Charter stemming from the 1973 Arab oil boycott and the previous attempt in 1974 for the establishment of a New International Economic Order. The four central chapters describe in detail the articles of the Charter, their negotiation, and the origin and evolution of the issues they embody. The period covered in this book is from the end of World War I until the completion of the Conference on International Economic Cooperation in June 1977. Historians, researchers, economists, and students of international law will find this book a rich source of insight and information.

Table of Contents


  • List of Tables

    Preface

    Acknowledgments

    Glossary

    Chapter 1 1974-The Year of the Third World

    Chapter 2 The Background to the New International Economic Order

    Chapter 3 An Overview of the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States

    The Preamble

    I. Fundamentals of International Economic Relations

    II. Economic Rights and Duties of States

    Private Foreign Investment (Articles 2 and 16(2))

    Transfer of Technology (Article 13)

    Shared Resources (Article 3)

    International Trade (Articles 5, 6, 14, 18, 19, 27 and 28)

    International Organizations (Articles 10 and 11)

    Regional Economic Groupings (Articles 12, 21, 23, and 24)

    East-West Economic Relations (Articles 4, 20, and 26)

    Foreign Aid (Articles 17, 22, and 23)

    Miscellaneous (Articles 1, 7, 9, 13 and 16)

    III. Common Responsibilities toward the International Community

    The Seabed (Article 29)

    The Environment (Article 30)

    IV. Final Provisions ( Articles 31, 32, 33, and 34)

    Legal Nature of the Charter

    Chapter 4 The Stalemate

    Chapter 5 Reforms-Not Restructuring

    Chapter 6 Foreign Private Investment

    Chapter 7 Concepts of International Equity in Transition

    Appendix A The Charter of Economic Rights and a Duties of States

    Appendix B Explanation of Terms Used with Reference to Developing Countries

    Notes and References

    Selected Bibliography

    Index

    About the Author

Product details

  • No. of pages: 324
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140957

About the Author

Robert F. Meagher

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