International Organizations Principles and Issues

ISBN-10: 0130321850

ISBN-13: 9780130321855

Edition: 7th 2002 (Revised)

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For upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses dealing with International Organizations, the United Nations, and the UN System. This comprehensive, historical, institutional, and functional/programmatic analysis of the development of contemporary international organizations in all forms, examines the activities of salient regional organizations and non governmental organizations, as well as multinational corporations. Focusing on major principles, organizational characteristics, functions, and activities of the United Nations and the UN system, the text strikes a balance between comprehensive coverage of the problems, inquiries, and decisions that face these organizations with concise, accessible treatment.
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Book details

List price: $203.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 518
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The Role of International Organizations in Today's World
Intellectual Roots of International Organization
Early Organizational Efforts
International Relations, Globalization, and Global Governance
International Organization and Governance in a Turbulent Time
A Great Experiment: The League of Nations
Founding of the League of Nations
Essential Features of the League
Successes and Failures of the League of Nations
General Assessment of the League of Nations
The Genesis of the United Nations
Preliminary Stages of Postwar Planning
The Dumbarton Oaks Conversations
From Yalta to San Francisco
The San Francisco Conference
Launching the New Organization
Basic Principles and Organization of the United Nations
Objectives of the United Nations
Basic Principles of the Charter
Principal Organs of the United Nations
Basic Structure and Operations of the United Nations
The Membership Issue
Problems of Representation
Voting Rules and Practices
Formal and Informal Charter Amendment
Financial Problems
Peaceful Settlement of Disputes
Importance of Peaceful Settlement
Charter Procedures and Methods
United Nations Experience--Survey and Case Studies
Changing Roles of UN Organs
General Appraisal and Future Requirements
Collective Security and its Alternatives: Theory and Practice
The Nature of Collective Security
The League of Nations and Collective Security
Charter Provisions and Realities
Peacekeeping Innovations
Case Studies in Collective Security and Peacekeeping
General Assessment of UN Practice
The Search for Justice under Law
Law in National and International Systems
Legal Developments before 1945
The Charter as an Instrument of International Law
The Role of the International Court of Justice
The Role of the International Law Commission
Newly Established International Criminal Courts
Other Agencies Promoting World Law
Assessing Our Progress
Controlling the Instruments of War
Disarmament: A Discouraging History
Disarmament and Arms Control after World War II
Continued Frustrations Within and Outside the United Nations
Arms Control--One Step at a Time
The Need for Control
Varieties of Regionalism
The Pros and Cons of Regionalism
Regionalism under the UN Charter
Multipurpose Regional Organizations
Regional Security Organizations
Functional Regional Organizations
UN Regional Commissions
General Assessment of Regionalism
Globalization, Transnationalism, and International Organization
Perspectives
The Multinational Corporation
Nongovernmental Organizations and Transnational Relations
Transnationalism and Civil Society
Conclusion
Promoting Economic Welfare
World Economic Interdependence
The UN Network of Agencies
Problems of Economic Development
Development Programs of the United Nations
Financing Economic Development
Rich Nations and Poor Nations
A Perspective on the Future
Managing Global Resources
Food and Agriculture
Population
Energy
Environment
Law of the Sea
Promoting Social Progress
Charter Goals and World Needs
Promoting Improved Health Standards
Focus on Child Welfare and Youth
The Question of Aging
Improving Conditions of Labor
Cooperation in Education, Science, and Culture
Combating Narcotic Drugs and Crime
Refugee Programs and Disaster Relief
Assessing Social Progress
Human Rights and the Struggle for Self-Government
The League Mandates System
Rush to Self-Government
The UN Trusteeship System
The Record of Trusteeship
The Charter and Non-self-governing Territories
Increasing Pressures for Emancipation
Problems of Residual Colonialism
Problems after Political Independence
Emphasis on Human Rights
International Administration and the Search for Leadership
The Development of the International Civil Service
The International Civil Servant in the United Nations
The Role of the Secretariat
Tasks and Influences of the Secretary-General
Bases of Influence and Leadership
The Need for International Leadership
International Organization in Retrospect and Prospect
Sources of Discouragement
Summary of Achievements
Future Needs and Prospects
Bibliography
General Sources
Selected Bibliography by Chapters
Covenant of the League of Nations
Charter of the United Nations
Members of the United Nations
Index
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