Legitimacy Of Power: The Permanence Of Five In The Security Council by Dilip SinhaLegitimacy Of Power: The Permanence Of Five In The Security Council by Dilip Sinha

Legitimacy Of Power: The Permanence Of Five In The Security Council

byDilip Sinha

Paperback | April 9, 2019

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The Security Council, the all-powerful UN body for maintaining world peace, remains mired in its World War II origins. The victors, the US, Russia, China, Britain, and France, continue to control it with their permanent membership and the veto. Their confrontations emasculated the Council during the Cold War and their cooperation spawned questionable military actions thereafter. The book traces the origins of international security cooperation and scrutinizes the moorings of the Security Council's powers in international law. It critiques the permanent five's manipulation of the Council to aggressively strengthen their global dominance and legitimise their exercise of power. Their doctrines and actions in countries like Iraq, Yugoslavia, and Libya have hindered the Council's evolution as a responsible body which has the trust of a globalising world. This book is an essential read for practitioners and scholars to understand the Security Council and the failure to reform it.
Dilip Sinha was head of India's UN affairs during its membership of the Security Council in the eventful period, 2011-2012. He was ambassador to the UN in Geneva, where he was elected Vice President of the UN Human Rights Council in 2014 and Vice Chairman of the South Centre. Sinha steered India's response to the crises in Li...
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Title:Legitimacy Of Power: The Permanence Of Five In The Security CouncilFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 8.96 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:April 9, 2019Publisher:Vij Books IndiaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9388161068

ISBN - 13:9789388161060

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Collective Security 2. Birth of International Organisations 3. The Idea of the UN 4. San Francisco Conference - The UN Charter 5. Beginner's Luck - The Early Successes 6. Divided Nations7. False Start - The Korea Operation 8. Innovative Compromise - Peacekeeping Operations9. Military Actions after the Cold War 10. Sanctions 11. New Mandates 12. Charter-Compatibility of the Military Actions 13. Security Council and International Law 14. Impermanence of the Permanent Five 15. Wars that Escaped Security Council Action 16. Security Council Reform Conclusion Secretaries-General of the UN Index Bibliography