The United Nations and Changing World Politics (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
504
Utgivningsdatum
2010-02-04
Upplaga
6 Rev ed
Förlag
Westview Press Inc
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations, black & white tables
Dimensioner
226 x 152 x 25 mm
Vikt
579 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780813344355
The United Nations and Changing World Politics (häftad)

The United Nations and Changing World Politics

Häftad Engelska, 2010-02-04
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This is a comprehensive examination of the UN which explores its role in international security, human rights and building peace through sustainable development. Built around three critical themes in international relations - international peace and security, human rights and humanitarian affairs, and building peace through sustainable development - "The United Nations and Changing World Politics" guides readers through the complexity of policies and history of the UN. A mainstay of the field for more than a decade, this essential book clearly explains what the UN is, how it operates and what its relationships are with external actors and institutions, from sovereign states to non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations now playing important roles in world politics. Featuring a new chapter on evolving security operations and a new foreword by Ramesh Thakur, the sixth edition includes updated discussions of the UN's actions in Darfur and Chad, the tenure of Ban Ki-Moon and the global economic and financial meltdown.
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"With the latest edition of this widely used textbook, Weiss, Forsythe, Coate, and Pease continue the themes that have made the book so popular...a cogent introduction to theoretical debates and real-world problems... this book will engage students and general readers alike." -"Choice" Praise for Previous Editions"Since its first edition in the mid-1990s, this book has been the standard text on the UN for courses in international organization. No other book can compete with its sophisticated analysis and up-to-date information." --Craig N. Murphy, Wellesley College "[The authors] focus on the most important questions of international governance--human security, human rights, and sustainable development--and provide students with a wealth of information enabling them to make their own informed conclusions about the UN system's contributions to answering them." --M. J. Peterson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst "Few stories are as complex, as misunderstood, or as urgent as that of the United Nations. No one tells it better than this dynamic author team. Already a classic, their text offers invaluable insights into how the world tries, fails, and tries again to govern itself." --Edward Luck, Columbia University "These civilized voices from the 'other America' have done it again! Taking as their principal themes peace and security, human rights and humanitarian issues, as well as sustainable human development, [the authors] guide us through the intricacies of politics at the UN in the form of an analytical narrative of global problems. This is not only for students and practitioners in the United States, but elsewhere, too, if we are to get an authentic and welcome voice of that 'other America.'" --A.J.R. Groom, University of Kent

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Thomas G Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at the CUNY Graduate Center and director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies. David P Forsythe is the Charles J Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Roger A Coate is Paul D Coverdell Chair of Public Policy at Georgia College & State University and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. Kelly-Kate Pease is professor of international relations at Webster University, in St Louis.

Innehållsförteckning

1. The Theory of UN Collective Security; 2. UN Security Efforts During the Cold War; 3. UN Security Operations After the Cold War; 4. Evolving Security Operations: Kosovo, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Lebanon & Sudan; 5. The Challenges of the Twenty-First Century; 6. The UN, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Theory; 7. The United Nations and Applying Human Rights Standards; 8. Change, the United Nations and Human Rights; 9. Theories of Development at the UN; 10. Sustainable Development as Process; 11. The UN, Development and Globalization; 12. Conclusion: Learning from Change.