Evolution In Knowledge

Leon Gordenker and Christer Jönsson

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

Evolution In Knowledge


This article looks at the impact on the classroom and scholarship of the dominant approaches that come from Anglo-Saxon academia and think-tanks. These approaches are also reinforced by the authority of publishers and journals in North America and Europe. It also tries to examine how the proverbial woman in the street has responded to different levels of knowledge over the years. The article argues that unpacking the influences of both the UN of states and the UN of secretariats is a key research challenge, and that communicating with larger publics is a main civic challenge.

Keywords: dominant approaches; Anglo-Saxon academia; levels of knowledge; proverbial woman; classroom; scholarship; research challenge; civic challenge; communicating; influences

Article.  5974 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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