The United Nations and Changing World Politics: Sixth Edition / Edition 6 by Thomas G Weiss, David P Forsythe, Roger A Coate, Kelly-Kate Pease | | 9780813344355 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The United Nations and Changing World Politics: Sixth Edition / Edition 6

The United Nations and Changing World Politics: Sixth Edition / Edition 6

by Thomas G Weiss, David P Forsythe, Roger A Coate, Kelly-Kate Pease
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813344352

ISBN-13: 9780813344355

Pub. Date: 12/22/2009

Publisher: Westview Press


With updates throughout, this newly revised sixth edition serves as the definitive text for courses on the United Nations. 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

Overview


With updates throughout, this newly revised sixth edition serves as the definitive text for courses on the United Nations. 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 politics and history of the UN. Students of all levels will learn what the UN is, how it operates, and what its relationships are with external actors and institutions, from sovereign states to nongovernmental and intergovernmental 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813344355
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
12/22/2009
Edition description:
Sixth Edition, Sixth Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrations ix

Preface xiii

Foreword to the Sixth Edition Ramesh Thakur xxiv

Foreword to the Fifth Edition Richard Jolly xxvii

Foreword to the Fourth Edition James O. C. Jonah xxxi

Foreword to the Third Edition Leon Gordenker xxxvi

Foreword to the Second Edition Inis L. Claude Jr. xxxix

Acronyms xli

Introduction xlvi

The Legal Foundations of Sovereignty I

State Sovereignty li

Changing Raisons d'État lvi

The United Nations: Actor or Institutional Framework? lviii

UN Politics lxii

Notes lxv

Part 1 International Peace and Security 1

1 The Theory of UN Collective Security 3

Collective Security in General 4

The United Nations and Security: Some Basics 7

Regional Arrangements 18

Straying from the Course 24

Notes 24

2 UN Security Efforts During the Cold War 29

The Early Years: Palestine, Korea, Suez, the Congo 29

Understanding Peacekeeping 34

"Chapter Six and a Half" on Hold, 1978-1988 41

Economic Sanctions 42

Notes 44

3 UN Security Operations After the Cold War (1988-1998) 47

The First UN Military Operations After the End of the Cold War, 1988-1993 48

The Rebirth of Peacekeeping 48

Moving Toward the Next Generation 52

Moving Toward Enforcement 54

Nonforcible Sanctions in the Post-Cold War Era: Humanitarian Dilemmas 59

Operational Quandaries: Cambodia, the Former Yugoslavia, Somalia, Rwanda, and Haiti 61

Conclusion 75

Notes 76

4 Evolving Security Operations: Kosovo, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, and Sudan 81

Using Military Force for Human Protection Purposes 82

Implications for the UN's Security Efforts 84

The Crisis in the Balkans 90

Turmoil in Timor-Leste(East Timor) 94

Reestablishing Stability in Sierra Leone 95

Lebanon-Again 97

Darfur, Sudan 100

Conclusion: The Responsibility to Protect 103

Notes 106

5 The Challenges of the Twenty-First Century 111

After September 11, What's New? 111

Political Challenges 120

Institutional Challenges 123

The World Summit 2005 131

Strengthening the Secretariat 135

Explaining Change 139

Notes 141

Part 2 Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs 147

6 The United Nations, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Affairs 149

The Theory 150

Understanding Rights 152

Basic Norms in the UN Era 158

Core Norms Beyond the Charter 161

Supplementing the Core 166

Notes 172

7 The United Nations and Applying Human Rights Standards 177

Security Council 178

General Assembly 186

International Criminal Court 188

Office of the Secretary-General 191

High Commissioner for Human Rights 194

Commission on Human Rights (1946-2006) 197

Human Rights Council (2006-) 201

Supplemental Human Rights Bodies 204

Human Rights and Development 211

Emergency Assistance 214

Notes 220

8 Change, the United Nations, and Human Rights 227

More on Raisons d'État 229

State Coalitions 233

Nonstate Actors 235

Theories of Change 239

Final Thoughts 246

Notes 247

Part 3 Sustainable Human Development 251

9 Theories of Development at the United Nations 253

The Politics of Changing Theories 253

Notes 275

l0 Sustainable Development as Process: UN Organizations and Norms 279

Understanding the Organizational Chart: Coordination, Again 280

Particular Contributions to Sustainable Development 284

The World Bank, IMF, and WTO 296

Norm Creation and Coherence: A History of Ideas 302

The UN's Sustainable Human Development Model 314

Notes 317

11 The UN, Development, and Globalization 323

Globalization and Global Governance 324

The MDG Strategy 326

Implementing the MDGs 329

A Global Partnership for Development 344

Explaining Change 353

Notes 357

Conclusion: Learning from Change 363

Measuring Change 364

Learning Lessons? 367

Articulation and Aggregation of Interests 369

Rule-Making 376

Rule Enforcement 380

Some Final Thoughts 386

Notes 391

Appendix A The United Nations System 395

Appendix B Concise List of Internet Sites Relevant to the United Nations 396

Appendix C Charter of the United Nations 397

Appendix D United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights 416

About the Book and Authors 420

Index 422

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