Muchkund Dubey is one of Indias best-known diplomats and public intellectuals. For many decades he played a key role in the making of India?s foreign policy and in shaping the United Nations programmes for developing countries. This volume celebrates Muchkund Dubey?s life-long endeavour to build a just world through purposive action in the form of policy and scholarship.
In discussing the key components of building a just world, in this volume, contributors from across the world address global, national, regional as well as grass-roots concerns. They make strong pleas for changes in the global trading and financial systems, propose alternative economic models for developing countries, and reflect on the impact of the emergence of China and India in global politics.
The chapters also discuss ways to promote disarmament in general and nuclear disarmament in particular, voice their concerns on the impasse over climate change negotiations and the recurrent hunt for natural resources in developing countries by forces of global hegemony, besides examining key issues concerning social development.
The interviews with Muchkund Dubey provide readers an insight into his life and career. The Foreword by Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the former UN Secretary General, is a fitting tribute significant to this book.
This book will be useful for national and global policy makers as well as students and scholars of international relations, strategic studies and political science.