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United Nations politics : international organization in a divided world

Author: Donald James Puchala; Katie Verlin Laatikainen; Roger A Coate
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2007.
Series: Prentice Hall studies in international relations.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald James Puchala; Katie Verlin Laatikainen; Roger A Coate
ISBN: 0131727656 9780131727656
OCLC Number: 70775609
Description: x, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 The United Nations at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century 1 --
The United Nations in a New Age of Insecurity 2 --
Taking Politics Seriously 6 --
The Contours of UN Politics 8 --
A Changed Landscape for UN Politics 11 --
Outline of the Study 13 --
Chapter 2 The Evolution of an Institutional Form 21 --
Recreating World Order Anglo-American Style 22 --
Taking the Edge Off Anarchy 25 --
Making the World Safe for Global Capitalism 28 --
Assembling the Pieces and Creating the UN 31 --
The Origins of Politics at the United Nations 38 --
Chapter 3 The UN Charter and Beyond 42 --
Commitment and Capacity in the UN Charter 44 --
The Maintenance of International Peace and Security 44 --
International Economic, Social, and Humanitarian Problems 47 --
Human Rights and Basic Freedoms 50 --
The Equal Rights and Self-Determination of Peoples 53 --
Structural Reconfiguration and Institutional Erosion 54 --
The Ascendance of the Security Council 55 --
The Decline of the General Assembly 57 --
The Marginalization of the Economic and Social Council 60 --
The Tip of the Explanatory Iceberg 62 --
Chapter 4 The United Nations: The Last Bastion of Sovereignty? 64 --
The Last Bastion of Sovereignty? 64 --
Some Contending Manifestos 67 --
Battling Across Many Fronts 69 --
Humanitarian Intervention 69 --
Human Rights 73 --
The Political Situation Surrounding NGOs 81 --
National Sovereignty at the United Nations 84 --
Chapter 5 In Search of Leadership 88 --
Who Is Leading at the UN Today? 90 --
Structural Leadership 92 --
American Unilateralism 93 --
The European Union and "Effective Multilateralism" 97 --
The Group of 77 and the General Assembly 102 --
Entrepreneurial Leadership 105 --
Intellectual Leadership 111 --
Constrained Multilateral Leadership 115 --
Chapter 6 The Politics of Culture 117 --
The United Nations and Human Rights 119 --
Universalism Under Siege: The 1993 World Conference on Human Rights 123 --
Preparing for the Vienna Conference 124 --
Vienna 1993 126 --
A Dialogue Among Civilizations: The Continuing Politics of Culture at the United Nations 128 --
The Politics of Culture 135 --
Chapter 7 Peacekeeping: Paper, Preparation, and Politics 137 --
The Brahimi Report 139 --
The Reform of UN Peacekeeping Operations 146 --
The Commitment Gap 151 --
Chapter 8 Development and Its Discontents 159 --
Structural Contexts of UN Development Politics 160 --
Convoluted Norms and Restrained Institutional Forms 161 --
Institutional Incapacity 163 --
The Politics of Development in a New Perspective 172 --
Dead End or New Beginning? 176 --
Chapter 9 Reconsidering the United Nations 181 --
The New Reform Agenda 182 --
Reassessing the United Nations 186 --
Adapting to the Twenty-First Century 190 --
Democratizing International Institutions 194 --
Incorporating International Civil Society 197 --
Appendix A The United Nations System 200 --
Appendix B Charter of the United Nations 202.
Series Title: Prentice Hall studies in international relations.
Responsibility: Donald J. Puchala, Katie Verlin Laatikainen, Roger A. Coate.
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