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The United Nations : an introduction

Author: Sven Gareis; Johannes Varwick
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2005.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sven Gareis; Johannes Varwick
ISBN: 1403935394 9781403935397 1403935408 9781403935403
OCLC Number: 56840447
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Adapted and updated translation of Die Vereinten Nationen (2003).
Description: xiv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The United Nations system. A short history of the United Nations ; The UN charter: purposes and principles ; The principal organs: competencies, functions and decision-making processes ; Programmes, funds and specialized agencies ; Financing of the United Nations system --
Institution-building, regime impact and globalization: the role and function of the UN. Theories of international organizations ; Challenges of globalization ; The primary tasks of the United Nations and the expansion of the concept of security --
The core of the United Nations: collective security. The principle of collective security: limitations and possibilities ; Still a challenge: the exclusion of war from international relations ; From the League of Nations to the United Nations: the organizational evolution of peace-maintenance ; The collective security system of the UN charter --
The changing practice of peacekeeping. The first four decades of peace-maintenance ; Peacekeeping after the Cold War ; Disarmament and arms control in the framework of the United Nations ; Prevention as a task of the United Nations ; The UN and international terrorism ; The UN and the 2003 war against Iraq --
The United Nations and human rights: normative development, codification and definition. Human rights in the UN charter ; The international bill of human rights ; Comprehensive protection of human rights --
Human rights protection: institutional framework and code of practice. Treaty-based bodies ; Human rights protection by UN organs ; Human rights protection: new fundamentals and perspectives --
Economic development and environmental questions in the United Nations: problem areas and institutional design. Responsibilities and fields of action ; The United Nations and multilateral co-operation on development ; Protection of refugees, humanitarian aid and population issues ; Protection of the global environment as an international challenge ; The functions of relevant UN bodies --
Reforms for the twenty-first century. Reform as a long and difficult process ; Institutional reforms ; Reforms in the area of peace-maintenance ; Reforms in the area of international law ; Reforms in the areas of economics, development and the environment --
Conclusions. Multilateralism and global governance: opportunities and limitations of a political concept ; Outlook: the United Nations in the twenty-first century.
Other Titles: Vereinten Nationen.
Responsibility: Sven Bernhard Gareis and Johannes Varwick ; translated by Lindsay P. Cohn.
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