Parliament of Man

by Paul Kennedy

HarperCollins | August 28, 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 Manputs forth a provocative discussion of the present and future roles of the United Nations.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1.73 in

Published: August 28, 2007

Publisher: HarperCollins

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

Parliament of Man

by Paul Kennedy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1.73 in

Published: August 28, 2007

Publisher: HarperCollins

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 Manputs forth a provocative discussion of the present and future roles of the United Nations.

About the Author

PAUL KENNEDY is Dilworth professor of history and director of international security studies at Yale University. He is the author and editor of fourteen books, includingThe Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, which has been translated into more than twenty languages and was named byThe Times Literary Supplementas one of the 100 Most Influential Books since the Second World War. Professor Kennedy lives in Connecticut.

Editorial Reviews

"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)