United Nations, Divided World: The UNs Roles in International Relations

Paperback | November 1, 1993

EditorAdam Roberts, Benedict Kingsbury

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This book, highly praised as an authoritative assessment of the United Nations and its place in international relations, brings together distinguished academics and senior UN officials in a clear and penetrating examination of how the UN has developed since 1945. It examines the UN's variousroles in addressing long-standing and difficult problems in the relations of states in such fields as international security, human rights, international law, and economic development. The book takes into account a wide range of developments in a world which remains very much divided; the rapid expansion of UN peacekeeping and election-monitoring activities; the consequences of the collapse of communism in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union; the 1990-1 Gulf conflict and itsaftermath; attempts at settlement of many regional conflicts; UN involvements in fractured societies, including Cambodia, Somalia, and the former Yugoslavia; and the political and resource limits of the UN's capabilities. This edition also takes full account of new sources, writings, and debates. There are four completely new chapters, by Patricia Birnie (environmental protection), Sally Morphet (peacekeeping), Brian Urquhart (post-Cold War security), and Peter Wilenski (the UN's structure). An appendix contains the full text of former Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali's important report,An Agenda for Peace, to which he has added an introduction for this book. United Nations, Divided World is also a key reference work. The appendices include a bibliography and the complete text of the UN Charter, with all amendments. They also include lists of member states and their assessed contributions, Secretaries-General, UN peacekeeping and observer forces, andjudgments and opinions of the International Court of Justice.

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This book, highly praised as an authoritative assessment of the United Nations and its place in international relations, brings together distinguished academics and senior UN officials in a clear and penetrating examination of how the UN has developed since 1945.

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This book, highly praised as an authoritative assessment of the United Nations and its place in international relations, brings together distinguished academics and senior UN officials in a clear and penetrating examination of how the UN has developed since 1945. It examines the UN's variousroles in addressing long-standing and diffic...

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This book, highly praised as an authoritative assessment of the United Nations and its place in international relations, brings together distinguished academics and senior UN officials in a clear and penetrating examination of how the UN has developed since 1945.

Adam Roberts is at University of Oxford. Benedict Kingsbury is at Duke University School of Law, North Carolina.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.3 inPublished:November 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198279264

ISBN - 13:9780198279266

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Adam Roberts and Benedict Kingsbury: Introduction: The UN's Roles in a Divided World1. Michael Howard: The Historical Development of the UN's Role in International Security2. Brian Urquhart: The UN and International Security after the Cold War3. Anthony Parsons: The UN and the National Interests of States4. Javier Perez de Cuellar: The Role of the UN Secretary-General5. Thomas M. Franck and Georg Nolte: The Good Offices Function of the UN Secretary-General6. Sally Morphet: UN Peacekeeping and Election-Monitoring7. Tom J. Farer and Felice Gaer: The UN and Human Rights: At the End of the Beginning8. Kenneth Dadzie: The UN and the Problem of Economic Development9. Patricia Birnie: The UN and the Environment10. Nagendra Singh: The UN and the Development in International Law11. Maurice Bertrand: The Historical Development of Efforts to Reform the UN12. Peter Wilenski: The Structure of the UN in the Post-Cold War PeriodBoutros-Ghali: Appendices, including: An Agenda for Peace:

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This book, highly praised as an authoritative assessment of the United Nations and its place in international relations, brings together distinguished academics and senior UN officials in a clear and penetrating examination of how the UN has developed since 1945.

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`comprehensive ... revised second edition of the well-received 1988 collection of essays ... Roberts/Kingsbury's excellent second edition nearly doubles the first in size; it goes far beyond the revised 1986 Oxford University lectures that formed the earlier edition ... this is essentially anew book, with five substantially rewritten and four entirely new chapters ... a comprehensive and reasonably current tour d'horizon'American Journal of International Law