The United Nations

Author: Jean E. Krasno
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781588262806
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An accessible introduction to the politics and processes of the United Nations, tracing the evolution of the organization from its founding to the present debates about reform.

Die UNO und Global Governance

Author: Tanja Brühl
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658001437
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Die Vereinten Nationen sind heute keine rein zwischenstaatliche Organisation mehr. Nichtstaatliche Akteure wie Nichtregierungsorganisationen und Unternehmen werden zunehmend an den dort stattfindenden Prozessen der Normsetzung, -umsetzung und -durchsetzung beteiligt. Das Lehrbuch führt in die Arbeit der UN ein und trägt dem Einzug von Global Governance in die Organisation Rechnung, indem es einen Analyserahmen zur Untersuchung neuer Modi globalen Regierens entwickelt und diesen auf fünf ausgewählte Sachbereiche (Friedenssicherung, Rüstungskontrolle und Abrüstung, Menschenrechtsschutz, Entwicklungspolitik und Umweltpolitik) anwendet.

Working Women and their Rights in the Workplace

Author: Naeima Faraj A.A. Al-Hadad
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134783744
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This book addresses women’s rights to work and motherhood in Libya from a legal and international human rights perspective. In an attempt to solve the problem posed by the perception that there is an unsolvable conflict between the right of women to work and their right to motherhood, the author considers how these two sets of rights, as protected under international human rights law, can and should be recognised and promoted within the Libyan legal system. Including first-hand accounts of experiences of Libyan women, the study voices their struggle for their rights as guaranteed by domestic law, international conventions and Islam. Providing a rare insight into a region striving to find its new identity, the author assesses the adequacy of existing Libyan laws and, where warranted, offers proposals for legislative amendments to Libyan policy makers and its new Parliament at such a crucial time in the nation’s history.

Reforming UN Decision Making Procedures

Author: Martin Daniel Niemetz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317575245
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The institutional procedures for the UN’s decision-making on issues of global peace and security, first and foremost the Security Council (SC), were conceived with the objective of enabling a swift but internationally coordinated response to irregular situations of crises. Today, however, the UN is constantly involved in situations of conflict and has expanded its range of activities. This book offers a concrete and practically applicable answer to the question of how to reform the UN and increase the legitimacy of the UN’s decision-making procedures on issues of global peace and security. In order to provide this answer, it connects the minutia of institutional design with the abstract principals of democratic theory in a systematic and reproducible method, thereby enabling a clear normative evaluation of even the smallest technical detail of reform. This evaluation demonstrates that there is a range of feasible proposals for reform that could improve the SC’s accountability both to the General Assembly and to the general public, that could increase the opportunities for effective input from the UN membership and NGOs. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of the United Nations, International Organizations and regional governance.

South Korea In The United Nations Global Governance Inter korean Relations And Peace Building

Author: Jonsson Gabriel
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 178634193X
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In 1991 South Korea, along with North Korea, was made an official member of the UN. Using international relations theory, this book begins by looking at the struggle and eventual impact of the membership on the two countries post division in 1948. It investigates the predicted outcomes prior to joining, and whether these outcomes have come to fruition nationally and on a global scale. Following this, there is focus on South Korea's ability to exert an influence on international decision making in world-politics, and how this affected inter-Korean relations. Importantly, analysis looks at how participation in the Security Council (1996–1997 and 2013–2014) further extended the country's capabilities to adopt resolutions, including those affecting North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes and human rights record. South Korea's participation in peacekeeping operations, Koreans appointed to high positions within the UN system and payments of the UN budget are also investigated. The study concludes with discussion of the role of the UN as a forum for international contacts and for providing knowledge otherwise unavailable to non-members. South Korea in the United Nations is unique in its analysis of South Korea's relations with the UN prior to and, above all, after 1991, thereby enhancing understanding of the significance of its UN membership as well as the importance of being a UN member. Suitable for scholars in Korean studies, international relations and East Asian politics, it can also be used as a reference work by policy-makers in the region, and for students and professionals working within the UN system.

A World Beyond Borders

Author: David MacKenzie
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144269369X
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This short and well-written overview provides essential information on the history of international organizations (IOs), with particular focus on the League of Nations, the development of the United Nations, and the UN system. Starting at the beginning of the twentieth century, when there were very few international organizations in existence, A World Beyond Borders traces the growth of IOs through to the close of the century, when there were literally thousands at the heart of the international system. Following this chronological order, the book examines how international organizations became the major legal, moral, and cultural forces that they are today, involved in all aspects of international relations including peacekeeping, disarmament, peace resolution, human rights, diplomacy, and environmentalism. This book is the first in the Canadian Historical Association / University of Toronto Press International Themes and Issues Series, which is dedicated to publishing concise, focused overviews of topics that are of international significance in the study of history.

Intimations of Global Law

Author: Neil Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316195708
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A strain of law reaching beyond any bounded international or transnational remit to assert a global jurisdiction has recently acquired a new prominence. Intimations of Global Law detects this strain in structures of international law claiming a planetary scope independent of state consent, in new threads of global constitutional law, administrative law and human rights, and in revived notions of ius gentium and the global rule of law. It is also visible in the legal pursuit of functionally differentiated global public goods, general conflict rules, norms of 'legal pluralism' and new legal hybrids such as the global law of peace and humanity law. The coming of global law affects how law manifests itself in a global age and alters the shape of our legal-ethical horizons. Global law presents a diverse, unsettled and sometimes conflicted legal category, and one which challenges our very understanding of the rudiments of legal authority.