From Versailles To Maastricht: International Organization in the Twentieth Century

Paperback | September 15, 1996

byDavid E. Armstrong

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From Versailles to Maastricht is a history of international organisation in the twentieth century. While particular attention is paid to the League of Nations, the United Nations and the European Union, there are also chapters on other regional organisations and on international regimes in areas like the law of the sea, the international economic order, business rights and nuclear nonproliferation. The book's approach is thematic and analytical, while also aiming to provide a succinct factual account of the main developments in international organisations this century.

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'From Versailles to Maastricht' examines the rise of international organizations over the last hundred years and considers their future role and potential in the light of their history. The organizations are examined in the context of the overall political situation that led to their creation and has continued to condition their perfor...

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From Versailles to Maastricht is a history of international organisation in the twentieth century. While particular attention is paid to the League of Nations, the United Nations and the European Union, there are also chapters on other regional organisations and on international regimes in areas like the law of the sea, the internation...

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'From Versailles to Maastricht' examines the rise of international organizations over the last hundred years and considers their future role and potential in the light of their history. The organizations are examined in the context of the overall political situation that led to their creation and has continued to condition their perfor...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.54 × 5.54 × 0.75 inPublished:September 15, 1996Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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ISBN - 10:0312161174

ISBN - 13:9780312161170

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Table of Contents

Preface - Abbreviations - Introduction - The Origins of the League of Nations - The League of Nations - The American-Led, Cold-War United Nations, 1945-1960 - The Third World UN, 1960-1980 - The UN in Crisis and its Rejuvenation, 1980-1994 - The European Union, 1945-1969: The Creation of the European Community and the Early Years - The European Union, 1970-1985: Turbulence, Europessimism and Eurosclerosis - The European Union, 1985-1995: The Relance: From the Single European Act to the Maastricht Treaty and European Union - Regional Organisation Outside Europe - International Regimes - Specialised Agencies of the UN - Secretaries General of the UN - Index

From Our Editors

'From Versailles to Maastricht' examines the rise of international organizations over the last hundred years and considers their future role and potential in the light of their history. The organizations are examined in the context of the overall political situation that led to their creation and has continued to condition their performance.

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'This is undoubtedly a fine book for the expert and newcomer alike.' - Hugo Dobson, International Peacekeeping