Living with the UN: American Responsibilities and International Order

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International legal scholar Kenneth Anderson analyzes US-UN relations in each major aspect of the United Nations' work-security, human rights and universal values, and development-and offers workable, practical principles for US policy toward the United Nations. He addresses the crucial question of whether, when, and how the United States should engage or not engage with the United Nations in each of its many different organs and activities, giving workable, pragmatic meaning to "multilateral engagement" across ...
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Overview

International legal scholar Kenneth Anderson analyzes US-UN relations in each major aspect of the United Nations' work-security, human rights and universal values, and development-and offers workable, practical principles for US policy toward the United Nations. He addresses the crucial question of whether, when, and how the United States should engage or not engage with the United Nations in each of its many different organs and activities, giving workable, pragmatic meaning to "multilateral engagement" across the full range of the United Nations' work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817913441
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Series: Hoover Institution Press Publication Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth Anderson is a professor of international law at Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC, and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he is also a member of the Hoover Task Force on National Security and Law.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Conditions

1 Sickly Sapling, Glorious Tree? 25

2 Multilateralism and Engagement 57

3 The US Global Security Guarantee and UN Collective Security 85

Part 2 Heuristics

4 Always Engage: The United States and the Security Council 113

5 Sometimes Engage: Internal UN Management and the General Secretariat, the Buyout of the UN-that-Works, and Containment of the UN-that-Doesn't 145

6 Parallel Engagement: International Development and Global Human Welfare 175

7 Disengage and Obstruct: The UN-of-Values and the Human Rights Council 207

Conclusion 257

Bibliography 275

About the Author 281

About the Hoover Institution's Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law 283

Index 285

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