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The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations
     

The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

by Thomas G. Weiss, Sam Daws
 

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ISBN-10: 0199560102

ISBN-13: 9780199560103

Pub. Date: 01/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press


The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations is an authoritative, one-volume treatment of sixty years of history of the United Nations written by distinguished scholars, analysts, and practitioners. Citations and suggested readings contain a wealth of primary and secondary references to the history, politics, and law of the world organization. This

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The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations is an authoritative, one-volume treatment of sixty years of history of the United Nations written by distinguished scholars, analysts, and practitioners. Citations and suggested readings contain a wealth of primary and secondary references to the history, politics, and law of the world organization. This Handbook includes a clear and penetrating examination of the UN's development since 1945 and the challenges that it faces in the twenty-first century. This key reference work also contains appendices of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Stature of the International Court of Justice.

This volume is intended to shape the discipline of UN studies, and to establish itself as the essential point of reference for all those working on, in, or around the world organization. It is substantial in scope, containing contributions from over 40 leading scholars and practitioners--writing sometimes controversially, but always authoritatively--on the key topics and debates that define the institution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199560103
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
848
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
Part I: Introduction
1. World Politics: Continuity and Change since 1945, Thomas G. Weiss & Sam Daws
Part II: Theoretical Frameworks
2. Political Approaches, Michael Barnett & Martha Finnemore
3. Legal Perspectives, José E. Alvarez
4. Evolution in Knowledge, Leon Gordenker & Christer Jönsson
Part III: Principal Organs
5. General Assembly, M. J. Peterson
6. Security Council, David M. Malone
7. Economic and Social Council, Gert Rosenthal
8. Trusteeship Council, Ralph Wilde
9. Secretariat: Independence and Reform, James O. C. Jonah
10. Secretary-General, Edward Newman
11. International Court of Justice, James Crawford & Tom Grant
Part IV: Relationships with Other Actors
12. Regional Groups and Alliances, W. Pal S. Sidhu
13. Bretton Woods Institutions, Ngaire Woods
14. Civil Society, Paul Wapner
15. Private Sector, Craig N. Murphy
16. Media, Barbara Crossette
Part V: International Peace and Security
17. Disarmament, Keith Krause
18. Peaceful Settlement of Disputes and Conflict Prevention, Rama Mani
19. Peacekeeping Operations, Michael Doyle & Nicolas Sambanis
20. Sanctions, David Cortright, George A. Lopez & Linda Gerber-Stellingwerf
21. Peace Enforcement, Michael Pugh
22. Humanitarian Intervention, Ramesh Thakur
23. Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, Roland Paris
24. Terrorism, Jane Boulden
Part VI: Human Rights
25. Norms and Machinery, Bertrand G. Ramcharan
26. International Criminal Court and Ad Hoc Tribunals, Richard Goldstone
27. Humanitarian Action and Coordination, Jeff Crisp
28. Women and Gender, Charlotte Bunch
29. Children, Yves Beigbeder
30. Minorities and Indigenous Peoples, Maivân Clech Lâm
31. Human Security, Fen Hampson & Christopher K. Penny
Part VII: Development
32. Coordinating Economic and Social Affairs, Jacques Fomerand & Dennis Dijkzeul
33. Health and Infectious Disease, Gian Luca Burci
34. Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Development, Nico Schrijver
35. Organized Crime, Frank G. Madsen
36. Democracy and Good Governance, W. Andy Knight
37. Human Development, Richard Jolly
Part VIII: Prospects for Reform
38. Principal Organs, Edward C. Luck
39. Financing, Jeffrey Laurenti
40. Widening Participation, Chadwick Alger
Suggested Further Reading
The UN System
Charter of the United Nations
Statute of the International Court of Justice
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Subject Index
Name Index

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