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The John Holmes Memorial Lecture: Representing the United Nations—Individual Actors, International Agency, and Leadership

The John Holmes Memorial Lecture: Representing the United Nations—Individual Actors,... Global Governance 20 (2014), 169–193 THE GLOBAL FORUM The John Holmes Memorial Lecture: Representing the United Nations—Individual Actors, International Agency, and Leadership Manuel Fröhlich THE FIRST MAJOR BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN W. HOLMES CARRIES THE EMBLEMATIC title Canada’s Voice: The Public Life of John Wendell Holmes. The title implies that here we have an example of one individual speaking for and shaping the voice of a whole nation, embodying the values and principles of Canadian foreign policy. This is, of course, a suitable title for a biography that by its very nature underlines the significance of the person portrayed. It may, however, also illustrate that we quite commonly refer to the fact that it is concrete individuals that represent abstract institutions or ideas. It is also customary for political institutions to regulate specifically who will speak on behalf of the respective entity—be it heads of state and government or exec- utive heads of international organizations. In a static understanding of the term, representation is closely tied to questions of law and protocol defining the situations and responsibilities that are tied to the execution of political offices. But going beyond this understanding of the term for established rou- tines and hierarchies, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

The John Holmes Memorial Lecture: Representing the United Nations—Individual Actors, International Agency, and Leadership

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1075-2846
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1942-6720
DOI
10.1163/19426720-02002001
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Abstract

Global Governance 20 (2014), 169–193 THE GLOBAL FORUM The John Holmes Memorial Lecture: Representing the United Nations—Individual Actors, International Agency, and Leadership Manuel Fröhlich THE FIRST MAJOR BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN W. HOLMES CARRIES THE EMBLEMATIC title Canada’s Voice: The Public Life of John Wendell Holmes. The title implies that here we have an example of one individual speaking for and shaping the voice of a whole nation, embodying the values and principles of Canadian foreign policy. This is, of course, a suitable title for a biography that by its very nature underlines the significance of the person portrayed. It may, however, also illustrate that we quite commonly refer to the fact that it is concrete individuals that represent abstract institutions or ideas. It is also customary for political institutions to regulate specifically who will speak on behalf of the respective entity—be it heads of state and government or exec- utive heads of international organizations. In a static understanding of the term, representation is closely tied to questions of law and protocol defining the situations and responsibilities that are tied to the execution of political offices. But going beyond this understanding of the term for established rou- tines and hierarchies,

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 19, 2014

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