The United Nations

The United Nations : Confronting the Challenges of a Global Society

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Despite the high visibility of the United Nations in various peacekeeping operations, the enormous role that it plays in the global arena goes largely unnoticed. This new book focuses on that larger role, bringing to life the evolutionary process of multilateral interaction that is the foundation of the organization, the sometimes heated politics behind its operations, and the key personalities who have shaped it. The authors move from the creation of the UN to the present debates about reform. Their discussion of UN activities - in the areas of human rights, elections, development, disarmament, and peacekeeping - as well as procedures offers an accessible introduction to a complex, critical more

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  • Hardback | 430 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 33mm | 612.36g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 1588262553
  • 9781588262554

Table of contents

Introduction - J.E. Krasno. Out Of The Ashes Of War. The UN Landscape: An Overview - J.E. Krasno. Founding the United Nations: An Evolutionary Process - J.E. Krasno. The United Nations and the Formation of Global Norms - J. Sills. Engaging Human Needs On A Global Scale. Human Rights: A Global Common Interest - C. Norichi. Free and Fair Elections: Letting the People Decide - R. Ludwig. Agent of Change? The United Nations and Development - J. Fomerand. Disarmament: Successes and Failures - D. Boothby. To End the Scourge of War: The Story of UN Peacekeeping - J.E. Krasno. Processes Of Global Burden Sharing. Financing the United Nations - J. Laurenti. Informal Groupings of Member States - J. Prantl and J.E. Krasno. Reforming the United Nations: Lessons from a History in Progress - E.C. more

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