The U.N. Security Council

The U.N. Security Council : From the Cold War to the 21st Century

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The nature and scope of UN Security Council decisions - significantly changed in the post-Cold War era - have enormous implications for the conduct of foreign policy. The UN Security Council offers a comprehensive view of the council both internally and as a key player in world politics. Focusing on the evolution of the council's treatment of key issues, the authors discuss new concerns that must be accommodated in the decisionmaking process, the challenges of enforcement, and shifting personal and institutional factors. Case studies complement the rich thematic chapters. The book sheds much-needed light on the central events and trends of the past decade and their critical importance for the future role of the council and the UN in the sphere of international security.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 730 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 42mm | 1,219.98g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588262154
  • 9781588262158

Table of contents

Introduction - D. Malone. Security Council Decisions in Perspective - P. Wallensteen and P. Johansson. Security Council Decisionmaking: New Concerns. The Humanitarian Impulse - T. Weiss. Human Rights - J. Weschler. Democratization - G. H. Fox. Tackling Terrorism - E.C. Luck. Conflict Prevention - E.M. Cousens. Armed Nonstate Actors - A. Franco. Enforcing Council Mandates. The Use of Force - A. Roberts. The Authorization Model: Resolution 678 - F. Berman. Reforming Sanctions - D. Cortright and G.A. Lopez. The Iraq Sanctions Committee - P. van Walsum. The Angola Sanctions Committee - D.J.R. Angell. Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Iraqi Case - P.Teixeira da Silva. Virtual Trusteeship - S. Chesterman. Evolving Institutional Factors. Council Working Methods - S. Hulton. The Permanent and Elected Council Members - K. Mahbubani. The UN Secretary-General - M. Goulding. International Tribunals and Courts - P. Kirsch, J. Holmes, and M. Johnson. Collaborating with Regional Organizations - S. Forman and A. Grene. Groups of Friends - T. Whitfield. Special Representatives of the Secretary-General - C. Peck. Pressure for Security Council Reform - B. Fassbender. The U.S. in the Security Council: A Faustian Bargain? - F. Rawski and N. Miller. Working with NGOs - J.A. Paul. Major UN Operations On Four Continents. The Middle East Peace Process - B.D. Jones. Namibia - C. Thornberry. El Salvador - B. Antonini. Mozambique - A. Ajello and P. Wittmann. Bosnia - M. Berdal. Haiti - D.M. Malone and S. von Einsiedel. Rwanda - A. Suhrke and H. Adelman. Rwanda: An Insider's Account - C. Keating. Rwanda: An African Perspective - I.A. Gambari. Sierra Leone - J. Hirsch. Kosovo - P. Heinbecker. East Timor - S. Eldon. East Timor: A Field Perspective - I. Martin. Ethiopia/Eritrea - A. Adebajo. Implications. The Security Council and International Law - S.R. Ratner. The Security Council in the 21st Century - C.R. Hume. Conclusion - D.M. Malone.
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