The United Nations: An Introduction

Hardcover | April 15, 2012

bySven Bernhard Bernhard Gareis

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The fully updated new edition of this popular text provides a systematic introduction to the main areas of activity of the United Nations today, its organization and evolution and assesses its likely role and prospects for reform in the twenty-first century.

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The fully updated new edition of this popular text provides a systematic introduction to the main areas of activity of the United Nations today, its organization and evolution and assesses its likely role and prospects for reform in the twenty-first century.

SVEN BERNHARD GAREIS is Deputy Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Bundeswehr General Staff College and Professor of Political Sciences at the University of Munster, Germany. JOHANNES VARWICK is Professor of Political Sciences at the University of Kiel, Germany.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.81 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230208894

ISBN - 13:9780230208896

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Table of Contents

The United Nations System
Institution-Building, Regime Impact, and Globalization: An Approach to the Role and Function of the UN
The Core of the United Nations: Collective Security
The Changing Practice of Peacekeeping
The United Nations and Human Rights: Normative Development, Codification, and Definition
Human Rights Protection: Institutional Framework and Code of Practice
Economic, Developmental and Environmental Questions in the UN: Problem Areas and Institutional Design
Reforms for the 21st Century
Conclusions

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'This is a finely written, informative and well-structured book with a precise narrative that gives a bold critique of the UN and the need for reform.' - Norman Sempijja, In-Spire Journal of Law, Politics and Societies