United Nations Politics: International Organization In A Divided World by Donald PuchalaUnited Nations Politics: International Organization In A Divided World by Donald Puchala

United Nations Politics: International Organization In A Divided World

byDonald Puchala, Katie Verlin Laatikainen, Roger Coate

Paperback | December 12, 2006

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United Nations Politicstakes a unique approach that focuses on thepoliticsthat is, the persistent and mostly singular emphasis that all member states place on the pursuit of national political, economic, cultural and ideological interests of UN affairs. The project began as an effort to research and write a ten-year-later sequel toThe Challenge of Relevancewritten by Puchala and Coate in 1989. This earlier volume was an assessment of the United Nations and its operations in the late eighties. United Nations Politics builds from a series of some 200 interviews conducted at the UN and in various member-state missions between 2000 and 2005. Among other things , these interviews revealed that the existing English-language literature on the UN fails to take into appropriate account the dynamics and the impacts of the internal and external political contexts within which the UN operates. This book directly addresses this shortcoming in the academic literature.

Donald J. Puchalais James F. and Maude B. Byrnes Professor of International Studies in the department of political science, University of South Carolina. He is also associate director of The Richard L. Walker Institute of International Studies.
Title:United Nations Politics: International Organization In A Divided WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.6 inPublished:December 12, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The United Nations at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century  2. The Evolution of an Institutional Form  3.  The UN Charter and Beyond  4. The United Nations: The Last Bastion of Sovereignty?  5. In Search of Leadership  6. The Politics of Culture  7. Peacekeeping 8. Development and its Discontents  9. Reconsidering the United Nations