ISBN-10:
1588262804
ISBN-13:
9781588262806
Pub. Date:
05/01/2004
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
The United Nations: Confronting the Challenges of a Global Society / Edition 1

The United Nations: Confronting the Challenges of a Global Society / Edition 1

by Jean E. Krasno

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The United Nations: Confronting the Challenges of a Global Society / Edition 1

The United Nations should be considered as an enormously influential system in the world, considering the large number of agencies, programs, and funds incorporated under the UN rubric. Yet, notes Krasno (international security studies, Yale U.) most commentators fail to address the UN system in its entirety. She offers these 11 papers as a corrective that explores the historical evolution of the UN in a variety of realms, including the promotion of human rights, election monitoring, development programs, disarmament efforts, peacekeeping operations. Papers also examine issues surrounding the financing of the organization and the history of UN reform. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9781588262806
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Prefacexi
Part 1Out of the Ashes of War
1The UN Landscape: An Overview3
2Founding the United Nations: An Evolutionary Process19
3The United Nations and the Formation of Global Norms47
Part 2Engaging Human Needs on a Global Scale
4Human Rights: A Global Common Interest79
5Free and Fair Elections: Letting the People Decide115
6Agent of Change? The United Nations and Development163
7Disarmament: Successes and Failures193
8To End the Scourge of War: The Story of UN Peacekeeping225
Part 3Processes of Global Burden Sharing
9Financing the United Nations271
10Informal Groups of Member States311
11Reforming the United Nations: Lessons from a History in Progress359
List of Acronyms399
Selected Bibliography405
The Contributors409
Index413
About the Book443

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