Parliament of Man

by Paul Kennedy

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | August 16, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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Is the United Nations still relevant? It''s a fair question, given the 2003 American steamrolling of the UN Security Council. Beginning with the origins of the UN following the Second World War, Paul Kennedy explores the inherent and unavoidable tension between sovereignty and internationalism that defines the organization. He looks at its evolution, including the conundrum of the Security Council and the often disappointing record of the UN''s human rights agenda. Compulsory reading for those who recognize that we are all global citizens in an expanding world, The Parliament of Man puts forth a provocative discussion of the present and future roles of the United Nations.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.9 in

Published: August 16, 2007

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 155468000X

ISBN - 13: 9781554680009

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies

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Parliament of Man

by Paul Kennedy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.9 in

Published: August 16, 2007

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 155468000X

ISBN - 13: 9781554680009

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Is the United Nations still relevant? It''s a fair question, given the 2003 American steamrolling of the UN Security Council. Beginning with the origins of the UN following the Second World War, Paul Kennedy explores the inherent and unavoidable tension between sovereignty and internationalism that defines the organization. He looks at its evolution, including the conundrum of the Security Council and the often disappointing record of the UN''s human rights agenda. Compulsory reading for those who recognize that we are all global citizens in an expanding world, The Parliament of Man puts forth a provocative discussion of the present and future roles of the United Nations.

About the Author

PAUL KENEDY is the author or editor of 13 books, including The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. He has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. Educated at Newcastle University and Oxford University, he is a former fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University and of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Bonn.

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"Kennedy is a distinguished Yale historian and one of the masters of the grand narrative.... [The Parliament of Man is] the best short history of the UN available." (The Globe and Mail)
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