The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Paperback | November 15, 2008

EditorThomas G. Weiss, Sam DawsbyThomas G. Weiss

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This is an authoritative, one-volume, and independent treatment of the UN's sixty-year history written by distinguished scholars, analysts, and practitioners. Citations and suggested readings contain a wealth of primary and secondary references to the history, politics, and law of the worldorganization. This Handbook provides a clear and penetrating examination of the UN's development since 1945 and the challenges that it faces in the twenty-first century. This key reference work also contains appendices of the Charter of the United Nations, Statute of the International Court ofJustice, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This volume is intended to shape the discipline of UN studies, and to establish itself as the essential point of reference for all those working on, in, or around the world organization. It is substantial in scope, containing contributions from over 40 leading scholars and practitioners - writingsometimes controversially, but always authoritatively - on the key topics and debates that define the institution.

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This is an authoritative, one-volume, and independent treatment of the UN's sixty-year history written by distinguished scholars, analysts, and practitioners. Citations and suggested readings contain a wealth of primary and secondary references to the history, politics, and law of the worldorganization. This Handbook provides a clear ...

Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, where he is co-director of the United Nations Intellectual History Project. He is the chair of the Academic Council on the UN System and the former editor of its journal, Glob...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:848 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.65 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introduction1. Tom Weiss and Sam Daws: World Politics: Continuity and Change since 1945Part II: Theoretical Frameworks2. Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore: Political Approaches3. Jose Alvarez: Legal Perspectives4. Leon Gordenker and Christer Jonsson: Evolution in KnowledgePart III: Principal Organs5. M. J. Peterson: General Assembly6. David M. Malone: Security Council7. Gert Rosenthal: Economic and Social Council8. Ralph Wilde: Trusteeship9. James O. C. Jonah: Secretariat10. Edward Newman: Secretary-General11. James Crawford and Thomas D. Grant: International Court of JusticePart IV: Relationships with Other Actors12. by W. Pal S. Sidhu: Regional Groups and Alliances13. Ngaire Woods: Bretton Woods Institutions14. Paul Wapner: Civil Society15. Craig N. Murphy: Private Sector16. Barbara Crossette: MediaPart V: International Peace and Security17. Disarmament by Keith Krause18. Peaceful Settlement of Disputes and Conflict Prevention by Rama Mani19. Peacekeeping Operations by Michael Doyle20. Sanctions by David Cortright, George A. Lopez and Linda Gerber21. Peace Enforcement by Michael Pugh22. Humanitarian Intervention by Ramesh Thakur23. Post-Conflict Peacebuilding by Roland Paris24. Terrorism by Jane BouldenPart VI Human Rights25. Bertrand Ramcharan: Norms and Machinery26. Richard Goldstone: International Criminal Court and Ad Hoc Tribunals27. Jeff Crisp: Humanitarian Action and Coordination28. Charlotte Bunch: Women and Gender29. Yves Beigbeder: Children30. Maivan Clech Lam: Minorities and Indigenous Peoples31. Fen Hampson and Christopher Penny: Human SecurityPart VII Development32. Dennis Dijkzeul and Jacques Fomerand: Coordinating Economic and Social Affairs33. Gian Luca Burci: Health and Infectious Disease34. Nico Schrijver: Global Resources Management and the Environment35. Frank G. Madsen: Organized Crime36. Andy Knight: Democracy and Good Governance37. Richard Jolly: Human DevelopmentPart VIII Prospects for Reform38. Edward C. Luck: Principal Organs39. Jeffrey Laurenti: Financing40. Chadwick Alger: Widening ParticipationSuggested Further ReadingThe UN SystemThe Charter of the United NationsStatute of the International Court of JusticeUniversal Declaration of Human RightsSubject IndexPersonal Name IndexUN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon: ForewordPart I: Introduction1. Thomas G. Weiss and Sam Daws: World Politics: Continuity and Change since 1945Part II: Theoretical Frameworks2. Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore: Political Approaches3. Jose E. Alvarez: Legal Perspectives4. Leon Gordenker and Christer Jonsson: Evolution in KnowledgePart III: Principal Organs5. M. J. Peterson: General Assembly6. David M. Malone: Security Council7. Gert Rosenthal: Economic and Social Council8. Ralph Wilde: Trusteeship Council9. James O. C. Jonah: Secretariat: Independence and Reform10. Edward Newman: Secretary-General11. James Crawford and Tom Grant: International Court of JusticePart IV: Relationships with Other Actors12. W. Pal S. Sidhu: Regional Groups and Alliances13. Ngaire Woods: Bretton Woods Institutions14. Paul Wapner: Civil Society15. Craig N. Murphy: Private Sector16. Barbara Crossette: MediaPart V: International Peace and Security17. Keith Krause: Disarmament18. Rama Mani: Peaceful Settlement of Disputes and Conflict Prevention19. Michael Doyle and Nicolas Sambanis: Peacekeeping Operations20. David Cortright, George A. Lopez and Linda Gerber-Stellingwerf: Sanctions21. Michael Pugh: Peace Enforcement22. Ramesh Thakur: Humanitarian Intervention23. Roland Paris: Post-Conflict Peacebuilding24. Jane Boulden: TerrorismPart VI: Human Rights25. Bertrand G. Ramcharan: Norms and Machinery26. Richard Goldstone: International Criminal Court and Ad Hoc Tribunals27. Jeff Crisp: Humanitarian Action and Coordination28. Charlotte Bunch: Women and Gender29. Yves Beigbeder: Children30. Maivan Clech Lam: Minorities and Indigenous Peoples31. Fen Hampson and Christopher K. Penny: Human SecurityPart VII: Development32. Jacques Fomerand and Dennis Dijkzeul: Coordinating Economic and Social Affairs33. Gian Luca Burci: Health and Infectious Disease34. Nico Schrijver: Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Development35. Frank G. Madsen: Organized Crime36. W. Andy Knight: Democracy and Good Governance37. Richard Jolly: Human DevelopmentPart VIII: Prospects for Reform38. Edward C. Luck: Principal Organs39. Jeffrey Laurenti: Financing40. Chadwick Alger: Widening ParticipationSuggested Further ReadingThe UN SystemCharter of the United NationsStatute of the International Court of JusticeUniversal Declaration of Human RightsSubject IndexName Index

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`Given the constant pressure of events within the United Nations, and rapid developments in all the fields that it touches, it is very useful to have a study that stands back and reflects on the challenges for the United Nations as the new Secretary-General takes office. The Oxford Handbookon the United Nations is clearly a scholarly and important work. The editors of this volume have sought contributors of the highest quality to comment on the track record of the Organisation and to make recommendations for the future. The Handbook will surely be of interest to all those who know -or think that they know - the United Nations.'Judge Rosalyn Higgins, President of the International Court of Justice