United Nations in the Contemporary World by David J. WhittakerUnited Nations in the Contemporary World by David J. Whittaker

United Nations in the Contemporary World

byDavid J. WhittakerEditorDavid J. Whittaker

Paperback | October 15, 1997

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Fifty years after the creation of the United Nations, there exists a vigorous debate as to its limitations and possibilities. InUnited Nations in the Contemporary World, David J. Whittaker examines how the UN works and assesses its position as a world organisation.
The author explores the nature of the UN as aregimein contemporary international relations. He considers the changing terms of reference of the UN and includes discussion of:
* UN organisational procedures and principles;
* recent historical case studies, including studies on peacekeeping
* the role of the UN in global urbanisation, arms control and in supplying aid for refugees
* past and future internal reform, goals, achievements
With an annotated bibliography and a helpful glossaryUnited Nations in the Contemporary Worldprovides an interdisciplinary history of the UN and debates the key issues for its future. David J Whittaker gives a cogent analysis of how the UN addresses today's world problems and how it can adapt for the future.
Title:United Nations in the Contemporary WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.5 inPublished:October 15, 1997Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415153174

ISBN - 13:9780415153171


Table of Contents

Part I: Infrastructural Change 1. The Ideas and Structures of 1945  2. Changing UN Ideas and Approaches  3. Sovereign States as UN Members Part II. The UN in a Changing International Environment 4. Peacekeeping  5. Arms Control and Disarmament  6. The UN and the Developing World  7. The UN and an Urbanizing World  8. Helping Refugees Part III: Facing the Future 9. Selective Tally of Suggested Reforms Outlining Problems, Listing Recommendations and Noting Reservations  10. The UN Shapes the Future: An Evaluation