United Nations, Divided World: The UN's Roles in International Relations

United Nations, Divided World: The UN's Roles in International Relations

by Adam Roberts
     
 

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For the first time in history, the world consists of theoretically equal sovereign states, most of which belong to one world organization, the United Nations, and subscribe to a single set of principles, those of its Charter. Yet the U.N. has conspicuously failed to solve problems of armaments, war, division, inequality, and dictatorship. In this authoritative

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For the first time in history, the world consists of theoretically equal sovereign states, most of which belong to one world organization, the United Nations, and subscribe to a single set of principles, those of its Charter. Yet the U.N. has conspicuously failed to solve problems of armaments, war, division, inequality, and dictatorship. In this authoritative assessment, distinguished academics and senior U.N. officials—including the Secretary-General—appraise the U.N.'s role in international relations since 1945.

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"A most distinguished collection of essays."—Law Quarterly Review

"Excellent...succeeds both in its appraisal and in its critical assessment."—International and Comparative Law Quarterly

"I have seen no better up-to-date collection of essays on the UN in the post-Cold War context than this superb volume."—Mark Lagon, Georgetown University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198278450
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/08/1990
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Duke University School of Law

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