The United Nations is in a time of major crisis in the history of the organization. The product of many leading scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, this work examines whether out of the crisis of mulitlateralism engulfing the organization in the late 1980s there could arise a renewed and strengthened global body. Pursuing the theme of the dynamics of international cooperation, thirteen authors look at three principal issue-areas: the principal UN organs, leading economic subjects, and leading social subjects. Two distinguished American scholars provide concluding commentaries. Running throughout the book is an emphasis on the economic dimension to international politics.
About the Author
DAVID P. FORSYTHE is Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska. He holds a PhD from Princeton University and won the Dauer Prize with his book Human Rights and US Foreign Policy. He is also the author of Human Rights and World Politics.
Table of ContentsForeword by Brian Urquhart Preface by David P. Forsythe Notes on the Contributors Introduction by David P. Forsythe PART I PRINCIPAL UN ORGANS The Security Council: Paying for Peacekeeping; A.James The General Assembly: Negotiating the Convention on Torture; P.R.Baehr The Economic and Social Council and the New International Economic Order; J.Kaufmann PART II ISSUES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY UCTAD as an Agent of Change; S.J.Michalak The UN Code of Conduct for Transnational Corporations; T.G.Weiss The UN Economic Commission for Africa: Continental Development and Self-reliance; T.M.Shaw High Technology and the UN; J.A.Hart PART III SOCIAL POLICY AND POLITICAL ECONOMY The Political Economy of UN Refugee Programmes; D.P.Forsythe The Struggle to Control UNESCO; L.S.Finkelstein The UN and Decolonisation in Namibia; R.Dale; Tripartitism and the ILO; G.Kruglak PART IV: CONCLUSIONS Perspectives on the United Nations; R.A.Falk The United Nations in Crisis; H.K.Jacobson Index