Maintaining Peace and Security

Author: Trudy Fraser
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137032162
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A readable assessment of the evolution, role, limitations and potential of the United Nations and the key challenges it faces in the 21st century.

Maintaining Peace and Security

Author: Trudy Fraser
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137032133
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The security concerns of the United Nations today extend far beyond what the writers of the 1945 Charter could have imagined. As a result, the UN has been compelled to reconsider the parameters of what constitutes a threat to international peace and security, and what it means to be safe and secure in the twenty-first century. This text critically assesses the capacity of the UN to evolve in response to changing notions of security, and examines the complex history of people, places and politics that have helped shape this important global actor.

The United Nations and Changing World Politics

Author: Thomas G. Weiss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429973942
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This completely revised and updated eighth edition serves as the definitive text for courses in which the United Nations is either the focus or a central component. Built around three critical themes in international relations?peace and security, human rights and humanitarian affairs, and sustainable human development?the eighth edition of The United Nations and Changing World Politics guides students through the seven turbulent decades of UN politics.This new edition is fully revised to incorporate recent developments on the international stage, including new peace operations in Mali and the Central African Republic; ongoing UN efforts to manage the crises in Libya, Syria, and Iraq; the Iran Nuclear Deal; and the new Sustainable Development Goals. The authors discuss how international law frames the controversies at the UN and guides how the UN responds to violence and insecurity, gross violations of human rights, poverty, underdevelopment, and environmental degradation. Students of all levels will learn that the UN is a complex organization, comprised of three interactive entities that cooperate and also compete with each other to define and advance the UN's principles and purposes.

The United Nations and Collective Security

Author: Gary Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136028161
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The role of the United Nations in collective security has been evolving since its inception in 1945. This book explores collective security as practiced within the legal framework provided by the United Nations Charter, with a particular focus upon activity undertaken under the auspices of the UN Security Council, the body conferred by the Charter with the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. Although the book is primarily grounded in international law, where appropriate it also draws upon relevant political insights in order to present a clear picture of the UN collective security system in operation and the factors which impact upon the way in which it functions. Offering a comprehensive analysis it considers the full range of measures which can be utilised by the UN in the performance of its collective security remit including military enforcement action, peacekeeping, non-military sanctions and diplomacy. The book considers each of these measures in detail, assessing the legal framework applicable to the form of action, the main legal controversies which arise in respect of their appropriate utilisation, and the UN’s use of this collective security ‘tool’ in practice. The book draws conclusions about the main strengths and shortcomings of the various means through which the UN can attempt to prevent, minimise or end conflict.

The United Nations Peace and Security

Author: Ramesh Thakur
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107176948
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Explains the United Nations' key roles in underwriting international security, humanitarian protection and the international rule of law.

United Nations General Assembly Resolutions in Our Changing World

Author: Blaine Sloan
Publisher: Brill - Nijhoff
ISBN:
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This thoughtful work by the world s leading authority on the law of United Nations General Assembly Resolutions remains of inestimable value in its assessment of the potential role of these resolutions under the New World Order. An insider familiar with the institution s complexities, Professor Sloan examines with insight and clarity the new opportunities available to the United Nations in a world released from the stifling restraints of the Cold War. The book includes detailed documentary annexes as well as a bibliography and index.Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

International Law

Author: Malcolm N. Shaw
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107040868
Format: PDF, ePub
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The definitive textbook on international law, updated to reflect all case law and treaty developments.