ICAO: A History of the International Civil Aviation Organization

David MacKenzie

© 2010

A United Nations specialized agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) oversees and encourages the development of international civil aviation. ICAO is the largest and most important organization involved with aviation safety, and its technical standards, legal regulations, and operating procedures have been essential in the development of international commercial aviation.

In the first history of this important UN body, David MacKenzie touches on issues ranging from the Cold War to economic regulation and development assistance. With the rise of aviation terrorism, MacKenzie demonstrates that ICAO has assumed a leading role in the struggle to secure civil aviation against sabotage and hijacking, while providing a forum for international concerns and disputes. A broad political-diplomatic history of the organization and the role that it played in the evolution of international civil aviation, this work offers a unique perspective on modern transportation and international cooperation.

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MacKenzie demonstrates that ICAO has assumed a leading role in the struggle to secure civil aviation against sabotage and hijacking, while providing a forum for international concerns and disputes.

ICAO: A History of the International Civil Aviation Organization

David MacKenzie

© 2010

A United Nations specialized agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) oversees and encourages the development of international civil aviation. ICAO is the largest and most important organization involved with aviation safety, and its technical standards, legal regulations, and operating procedures have been essential in the development of international commercial aviation.

In the first history of this important UN body, David MacKenzie touches on issues ranging from the Cold War to economic regulation and development assistance. With the rise of aviation terrorism, MacKenzie demonstrates that ICAO has assumed a leading role in the struggle to secure civil aviation against sabotage and hijacking, while providing a forum for international concerns and disputes. A broad political-diplomatic history of the organization and the role that it played in the evolution of international civil aviation, this work offers a unique perspective on modern transportation and international cooperation.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 608 pages
  • Illustrations: 12
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.4in x 9.4in
  • Author Information

    David MacKenzie is an associate professor in the Department of History at Ryerson University.

  • Table of contents

    Part One
    The Puritan and the Past
    Chicago: The Ambitious Dream
    PICAO: 'An International Conference Always at Work
    The First Assembly
    Remembering the Forgotten Man': ICAO's Quest for Multilateralism

    Part Two
    Headquarter Headaches
    Growing Pains
    Maintaining Standards
    Problem Solving in ICAO: The Unfinished Symphony
    The Cold War Comes to ICAO

    Part Three
    Closer to the Heart than the Purse': ICAO and the Problem of Security
    Evolution not Revolution: ICAO in a Changing World
    The Cold War Comes to ICAO - Again
    The Politics of Aviation Security
    Back to the Future: The Return of Multilateralism

    Part Four
    From Development to Implementation: ICAO in the Modern World
    Meeting the 21st Century
    Appendix 1: The Convention on International Civil Aviation
    Bibliography

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