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'A force for peace': Expanding the role of the UN Secretary-General under Trygve Lie, 1946-1953

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The UN secretary-general plays an important political role in world politics, yet the UN Charter describes him merely as “the chief administrative officer of the Organization.” How did such a development come about? The existing narrative tends to emphasise the contribution made by Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nation’s second secretary-general from 1953 to 1961. This thesis argues that there are two problems with this narrative. First, it overlooks the precedents set under the first UN sec...

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University of Oxford
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St Antony's College
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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2016-02-02

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