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The Once and Future Security Council
     

The Once and Future Security Council

by Bruce Russett (Editor), Ian Hurd (Editor), Soo Yeon Kim (Contribution by), Ian Hurd (Contribution by)
 
The composition of the United Nations Security Council has changed little since 1945. Such structural stagnancy and lack of change has prompted numerous cries for reform. Russett brings together a group of specialists to examine the arguments for why change is needed, and the prospects for achieving such change. Asking tough questions about who would gain power and

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The composition of the United Nations Security Council has changed little since 1945. Such structural stagnancy and lack of change has prompted numerous cries for reform. Russett brings together a group of specialists to examine the arguments for why change is needed, and the prospects for achieving such change. Asking tough questions about who would gain power and who would lose it from various proposed reforms, these essays point out which proposals are feasible and which are impractical. In addition, the contributors offer new suggestions for how to enhance the efficiency and legitimacy of the Security Council. An unflinching analysis of power and where it resides in the UN, The Once and Future Security Council illuminates the past and reveals what could very well be the future of this complex international body.

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Eight essays growing out of a two-year study centered at Yale explore the possibilities of changing the composition and procedures of the United Nations Security Council, weigh the arguments for and against reform, evaluate the various proposals that have been made in terms of who would lose power and who gain it, and offer new suggestions on how to make the body more efficient and legitimate. Some of the contributions have been published previously. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312165567
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Edition description:
1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

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