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The United Nations : a very short introduction

Author: Jussi M Hanhimäki
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Series: Very short introductions, 199; Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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After seven decades of existence has the UN become obsolete? Is it ripe for retirement? As Jussi Hanhimäki proves in the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, the answer is no. In the second decade of the twenty-first century the UN remains an indispensable organization that continues to save lives and improve the world as its founders hoped. Since its original publication in 2008, this 2nd edition  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jussi M Hanhimäki
ISBN: 9780190222703 0190222700
OCLC Number: 893857994
Description: 172 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The best hope of mankind? : A brief history of the UN --
An impossible hybrid : the structure of the United Nations --
Facing wars, confronting threats : the UN Security Council in action --
Peacekeeping to peacebuilding --
Economic development to human development --
Rights and responsibilities : human rights to human security --
Reform and challenges : the future of the United Nations --
Chronology --
Glossary: Acronyms of major UN organs and agencies used in the text --
References --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 199; Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Jussi M. Hanhimäki.
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A clear, compact, and accessible introduction to the United Nations. In this fully updated edition, Hanhimaki examines the UN's history and future prospects. The book evaluates the UN's successes and  Read more...

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