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Abuja and After: The Case for Change in the Commonwealth Secretariat

Chan, Stephen (2004) 'Abuja and After: The Case for Change in the Commonwealth Secretariat.' The Round Table, 93 (374). pp. 239-245.

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After the single-issue Abuja Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, a deep, intellectual examination of the Commonwealth apparatus of Secretariat and Secretary-General is needed. Large and bold decisions, and bold steps are required to transform the Commonwealth to meet the new realities of international relations. The capacity of the current Political Affairs Division should be upgraded and expanded at the expense of other areas of Secretariat activity, and the Secretariat should be honed into a small team of senior, experienced and internationally wise advisers to a Secretary-General who is able to operate as an intellectually formed negotiating figure in international relations

Item Type: Journal Articles
Keywords: Zimbabwe; Mugabe; Secretary-General; international relations; democracy
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Politics and International Studies
ISSN: 00358533
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1080/00358530410001679585
Depositing User: Huei-Lan Liu
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2008 15:49
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/5460


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