Contribution of The League of Nations to International Administration

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The Contribution Of The League of Nations To The Development of International Administration


International administration has similarities to national administration which is commonly known as public administration. National administration is the study of the bureaucracy of government structure and organisation while international administration is also the study of organisation but unlike national administration the organisation are international and are independent of the state. Their employees are considered to be civil servants and both share certain characteristics. For example they are both educated bureaucrats who are hired on merit and have qualifications to certify their level of education or training, they both are expected to be neutral and they cannot publicly displace their affiliation to any political party or religious group . International administration consists of people from all over the world. It is every organisations desire to attract and hire the best talent available but it has to be noted that there are certain factors that are relevant to international administration such,the government reserved posts, language qualification and nationality. Most if not all international organisations aim to have all their member states represented in their staff and this often comes into conflict with the need to employ staff on merit. It is common knowledge that each country or region has its own culture or way of life and bring all this people from different culture to work together as one team with any conflicts seems impossible because some employees may want to be loyal to their country even though they are international civil servants. For example Iran and Israel have been enemies for many deca...

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...I should note that the league had minor success. After the league failed to prevent the second world war it was then dissolved. The legacy of the league of nations after its demise contributed enormously to the development of international through the points I have mentioned above which are, providing a groundwork for international organisations and also provided experience after making mistakes and also its property.


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