Selective Security: War and the United Nations Security Council since 1945 [NOOK Book]

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In contrast to the common perception that the United Nations is, or should become, a system of collective security, this paper advances the proposition that the UN Security Council embodies a necessarily selective approach. Analysis of its record since 1945 suggests that the Council cannot address all security threats effectively. The reasons for this include not only the veto power of the five permanent members, but also the selectivity of all UN member states: their unwillingness to provide forces for ...
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Overview

In contrast to the common perception that the United Nations is, or should become, a system of collective security, this paper advances the proposition that the UN Security Council embodies a necessarily selective approach. Analysis of its record since 1945 suggests that the Council cannot address all security threats effectively. The reasons for this include not only the veto power of the five permanent members, but also the selectivity of all UN member states: their unwillingness to provide forces for peacekeeping or other purposes except on a case-by-case basis, and their reluctance to involve the Council in certain conflicts to which they are parties, or which they perceive as distant, complex and resistant to outside involvement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135871550
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Series: Adelphi Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 94
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Ch. 1 The Inherent Selectivity of the Council's Roles 11

Ch. 2 Wars and Crises since 1945: The Overall Record 31

Ch. 3 Proposals for UN Standing Forces: A Record of Failure 47

Ch. 4 Innovation and Flexibility since the End of the Cold War 53

Ch. 5 Accountability and Reform 59

Conclusion: Problems and Opportunities of Selective Security Today 67

Appendix UN Security Council-Authorised Military Operations, 1950-2007 79

Notes 85

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