The Commonwealth

The Commonwealth

A New Look

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Author: Andrew Walker
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156989

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The Commonwealth: A New Look outlines the vast amount of cooperative endeavors carried out under the Commonwealth umbrella. This book begins by introducing misconceptions held about the Commonwealth and a brief account of its evolution from the British Empire. The conferences of Commonwealth leaders from the 19th century until 1975 are also described. This compilation discusses the Commonwealth cooperation programs in education, youth, law, health services, and science. A background of the work of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association is likewise deliberated. The last chapter of this text is devoted to future possibilities whether the Commonwealth is worth keeping alive. This publication is a good reference for students and individuals interested in the Commonwealth, as well as Third World studies and international relations.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Chapter One: What is the Commonwealth?

    A Look at the Misconceptions Held about the Commonwealth and a Brief Account of Its Evolution from the British Empire

    Chapter Two: "A Candor Unknown Elsewhere"

    Conferences of Commonwealth Leaders from the 19th Century until 1975

    Chapter Three: Life at the Hub

    The Functions of the Commonwealth Secretariat and Its Work in the Search for a New International Economic Order

    Chapter Four: Economic and Technical Co-operation

    The Work of the Commonwealth Development Corporation and the British Aid Program, the Colombo Plan and the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation

    Chapter Five: Accent on Youth

    The Commonwealth Youth Program and Other Schemes for Helping Young People

    Chapter Six: Willingly to School

    Commonwealth Co-operation in Education

    Chapter Seven: Legal and Medical

    Co-operation in the Law, in Health Services and in Science

    Chapter Eight: A Family of Parliaments

    The Work of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

    Chapter Nine: A Privileged Minority?

    How the Commonwealth Foundation Promotes Professional Co-operation

    Chapter Ten: A Commonwealth of People

    The Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind, the Commonwealth Society for the Deaf, the Royal Commonwealth Society and Other Voluntary Bodies which Make up the "Unofficial" Commonwealth

    Chapter Eleven: Commonwealth Culture

    The Commonwealth "Folk" Experiment in Malta, the Work of the Commonwealth Institute and the Study of Commonwealth Literature

    Chapter Twelve: The Way Ahead

    A "Patchwork Quilt", Looking at Some Future Possibilities and Discussing Whether the Commonwealth is Worth Keeping Alive

    Appendix One: Members of the Commonwealth

    Appendix Two: The Commonwealth Declaration of Principles

    Appendix Three: Sources of Information


Product details

  • No. of pages: 140
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483156989

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Andrew Walker

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