ISBN-10:
0813349788
ISBN-13:
9780813349787
Pub. Date:
08/02/2016
Publisher:
Westview Press
The United Nations and Changing World Politics / Edition 8

The United Nations and Changing World Politics / Edition 8

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ISBN-13: 9780813349787
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Edition description: Eighth Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 206,989
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The CUNY Graduate Center and Director-Emeritus of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies.

David P. Forsythe is the Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Roger A. Coate is Paul D. Coverdell Professor of Public Policy at Georgia College & State University and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of South Carolina.

Kelly-Kate Pease is Professor of International Relations at Webster University in St. Louis and the Director of the International Relations Program Worldwide. She also serves as a Fellow in the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies.

Table of Contents

Contents Tables and Illustrations Acknowledgments Foreword to the Eighth Edition, David M. Malone Acronyms Introduction What Is the United Nations? Politics and Power in the First, Second, and Third UN The Principles of the United Nations Structure of the Book Central Themes Notes Part One: International Peace and Security 1 The Theory and Practice of UN Collective Security Collective Security Regional Arrangements Notes 2 UN Security Efforts During the Cold War The Early Years: Palestine, Korea, Suez, the Congo Understanding Peacekeeping Economic Sanctions Notes 3 UN Security Operations After the Cold War, 1988—1998 UN Military Operations, 1988—1993 The Rebirth of Peacekeeping Moving Toward the Next Generation Moving Toward Enforcement Sanctions in the Post—Cold War Era: Humanitarian Dilemmas Operational Quandaries: Cambodia, the Former Yugoslavia, Somalia, Rwanda, and Haiti Lessons Learned Notes 4 Security Operations Since 1999 The Responsibility to Protect Stabilized Security Operations Evolving Security Operations Whither the Responsibility to Protect? Notes 5 Confronting Contemporary Challenges Security Challenges Political Challenges The Challenges of Reform Incremental Change Notes Part Two: Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs 6 The United Nations, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Affairs Understanding Human Rights Basic Norms in the UN Era International Humanitarian Law (Human Rights During War) Notes 7 Applying Human Rights Standards: The Roles of the First and Second UN Human Rights and the First UN Human Rights and the Second UN Human Rights and National Interest Notes 8 The Third UN in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs: The Role of Independent Experts and NGOs Experts and the Human Rights Council Supplemental Human Rights and Treaty Monitoring Bodies Nongovernmental Organizations Notes 9 Theories of Change Theoretical Considerations The International Criminal Court: Knowledge and Learning Learning and Democracy Human Rights and Development A Web of Norms Resulting in Change? Notes Part Three: Sustainable Human Development 10 Theories of Development at the United Nations Phase One: National State Capitalism (1945—1962) Phase Two: International Affirmative Action (1962—1981) Phase Three: Return to Neoliberalism (1981—1989) Phase Four: Sustainable Development and Globalization (1989—Present) Notes 11 Sustainable Development as Process: UN Organizations and Norms The UN Proper Members of the UN Family? Norm Creation and Coherence: A Partial History of Ideas The UN's Sustainable Human Development Model Notes 12 The UN and Development in a Globalizing World The MDG Strategy Implementing the MDGs A Global Partnership for Development From the MDGs to the SDGs Explaining Change Notes Conclusion: Learning from Change Measuring Change Learning Lessons? Articulation and Aggregation of Interests Rule Making Applying Rules Some Final Thoughts Notes Appendix A: The United Nations System Appendix B: Concise List of Internet Sites Relevant to the United Nations Appendix C: Charter of the United Nations Appendix D: United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights Appendix E: Sustainable Development Goals About the Book and Authors Index

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