The Commonwealth at Work examines the nature of the widely varied machinery which is at work within the Commonwealth trying to promote cooperation between the member countries on all levels and in many different spheres, including higher education. It describes the Commonwealth Secretariat and its functions in theory and practice, along with the Commonwealth Foundation, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, and the Commonwealth's economic machinery, including the Commonwealth Liaison Committee and the Commonwealth Development Corporation.
This book consists of 10 chapters and opens with a discussion on how the Commonwealth machinery that exists can grow and be more effectively used for the good of the 800 million people of all the member nations, as well as the consultation and cooperation that occur among those nations. The rRegional groupings in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean are considered, together with the Heads of Government conferences. The following chapters focus on the functions of the Commonwealth Secretariat and Commonwealth's relationship with the United Nations; the Commonwealth Foundation; the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; and the Commonwealth Institute and its relation with the Royal Commonwealth Society. Some areas of cooperation among Commonwealth states are examined, including higher education, medicine, and communication and the arts.
This monograph will be of interest to political scientists, politicians, government officials, and students and practitioners in the field of international relations.
Preface Acknowledgments 1 So Many Strands The Tie of Language—Regional Groupings in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia—Political Links—Problems of the Heads of Government Conferences 2 Co-Operation at the Top The Commonwealth Secretariat: Its Functions in Theory and Practice—Commonwealth and the United Nations: Complementing One Another 3 Linking the Professions The Commonwealth Foundation: The New Body that Gets at the Grass Roots 4 Links in Education The New Universities—Co-operation among Universities—Education Conferences—Scholarship and Fellowship Scheme—V.S.O. and Its Counterparts—The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme—COMEX—Role of the Churches 5 Teaching the Commonwealth The Commonwealth Institute and Its Work—Royal Commonwealth Society—The problems of Overlapping 6 The Lattice-Work Medicine—The blind and the Deaf—Flying Doctors and Flying Dentists—Lawyers—Architects—Auditors-General —Survey Officers—Science—Agriculture—Air Pollution—Space Research—Aeronautical Research—Chambers of Commerce—Statisticians—Crown Agents—Merchant Navies 7 Communication and the Arts Broadcasting — The Press — Round - the - Commonwealth Cable — Telecommunications — Educational Television — Arts Co-Operation — Literature 8 Parliament as an Export The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association—Society of Clerks-at-the-Table—A Commonwealth Assembly 9 The Economic Machinery Finance Ministers' Meetings — Commonwealth Liaison Committee—Commonwealth Development Corporation—Commonwealth Development Finance Company—Overseas Development Institute 10 The Real Commonwealth Bibliography Index
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- © Pergamon 1969
- 1st January 1969
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