United Nations and Changing World Politics

ISBN-10: 0813344352

ISBN-13: 9780813344355

Edition: 6th 2010

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Description: With updates throughout, this newly revised sixth edition serves as the definitive text for courses on the United Nations. Built around three critical themes in international relations-international peace and security, human rights and humanitarian affairs, and building peace through sustainable development-The United Nations and Changing World Politicsguides readers through the complexity of politics and history of the UN. Students of all levels will learn what the UN is, how it operates, and what its relationships are with external actors and institutions, from sovereign states to nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations now playing important roles in world politics. Featuring a new chapter on evolving security operations and a new foreword by Ramesh Thakur, the sixth edition includes updated discussions of the UNrsquo;s actions in Darfur and Chad, the tenure of Ban Ki-moon, and the global economic and financial meltdown. Contents Part One. International Peace and Security 1. The Theory of UN Collective Security 2. UN Security Efforts During the Cold War 3. UN Security Operations After the Cold War 4. Evolving Security Operations: Kosovo, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, and Sudan 5. The Challenges of the Twenty-First Century Part Two. Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs 6. The United Nations, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Affairs Theory 7. The United Nations and Applying Human Rights Standards 8. Change, the United Nations, and Human Rights Part Three. Sustainable Human Development 9. Theories of Development at the United Nations 10. Sustainable Development as Process: UN Organizations and Norms 11. The UN, Development, and Globalization 12. Conclusion: Learning from Change

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List price: $56.50
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 12/22/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Michael I. Harrison, Ph.D, is a Senior Social Scientist in the Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He leads Agency activities in Health System Design, manages and contributes to research in delivery systems across the United States, and conducts research on organizational improvement and implementation of system change. His publications include papers in leading health services research journals, Diagnosing Organizations: Methods, Models, and Processes (Sage, 2005), and Implementing Change in Health Systems: Market Reforms in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and the Netherlands (SAGE, 2004). He has given presentations and led workshops at scientific and professional conferences throughout the United States and Europe.Dr. Harrison holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. He was previously a faculty member at the State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook, and at Bar Ilan University in Israel; a visiting professor at Boston College and Haifa University; and a visiting scholar at Brandeis University, Georgetown University, Harvard Business School, and the Nordic School of Public Health.Michael I. Harrison, Ph.D, is a Senior Social Scientist in the Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He leads Agency activities in Health System Design, manages and contributes to research in delivery systems across the United States, and conducts research on organizational improvement and implementation of system change. His publications include papers in leading health services research journals, Diagnosing Organizations: Methods, Models, and Processes (Sage, 2005), and Implementing Change in Health Systems: Market Reforms in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and the Netherlands (SAGE, 2004). He has given presentations and led workshops at scientific and professional conferences throughout the United States and Europe.Dr. Harrison holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. He was previously a faculty member at the State University of New York (SUNY), Stony Brook, and at Bar Ilan University in Israel; a visiting professor at Boston College and Haifa University; and a visiting scholar at Brandeis University, Georgetown University, Harvard Business School, and the Nordic School of Public Health.

List of Tables and Illustrations
Preface
Foreword to the Sixth Edition
Foreword to the Fifth Edition
Foreword to the Fourth Edition
Foreword to the Third Edition
Foreword to the Second Edition
Acronyms
Introduction
The Legal Foundations of Sovereignty
State Sovereignty
Changing Raisons d'�tat
The United Nations: Actor or Institutional Framework?
UN Politics
Notes
International Peace and Security
The Theory of UN Collective Security
Collective Security in General
The United Nations and Security: Some Basics
Regional Arrangements
Straying from the Course
Notes
UN Security Efforts During the Cold War
The Early Years: Palestine, Korea, Suez, the Congo
Understanding Peacekeeping
�Chapter Six and a Half� on Hold, 1978-1988
Economic Sanctions
Notes
UN Security Operations After the Cold War (1988-1998)
The First UN Military Operations After the End of the Cold War, 1988-1993
The Rebirth of Peacekeeping
Moving Toward the Next Generation
Moving Toward Enforcement
Nonforcible Sanctions in the Post-Cold War Era: Humanitarian Dilemmas
Operational Quandaries: Cambodia, the Former Yugoslavia, Somalia, Rwanda, and Haiti
Conclusion
Notes
Evolving Security Operations: Kosovo, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, and Sudan
Using Military Force for Human Protection Purposes
Implications for the UN's Security Efforts
The Crisis in the Balkans
Turmoil in Timor-Leste (East Timor)
Reestablishing Stability in Sierra Leone
Lebanon-Again
Darfur, Sudan
Conclusion: The Responsibility to Protect
Notes
The Challenges of the Twenty-First Century
After September 11, What's New?
Political Challenges
Institutional Challenges
The World Summit 2005
Strengthening the Secretariat
Explaining Change
Notes
Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs
The United Nations, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Affairs
The Theory
Understanding Rights
Basic Norms in the UN Era
Core Norms Beyond the Charter
Supplementing the Core
Notes
The United Nations and Applying Human Rights Standards
Security Council
General Assembly
International Criminal Court
Office of the Secretary-General
High Commissioner for Human Rights
Commission on Human Rights (1946-2006)
Human Rights Council (2006-)
Supplemental Human Rights Bodies
Human Rights and Development
Emergency Assistance
Notes
Change, the United Nations, and Human Rights
More on Raisons d'�tat
State Coalitions
Nonstate Actors
Theories of Change
Final Thoughts
Notes
Sustainable Human Development
Theories of Development at the United Nations
The Politics of Changing Theories
Notes
Sustainable Development as Process: UN Organizations and Norms
Understanding the Organizational Chart: Coordination, Again
Particular Contributions to Sustainable Development
The World Bank, IMF, and WTO
Norm Creation and Coherence: A History of Ideas
The UN's Sustainable Human Development Model
Notes
The UN, Development, and Globalization
Globalization and Global Governance
The MDG Strategy
Implementing the MDGs
A Global Partnership for Development
Explaining Change
Notes
Conclusion: Learning from Change
Measuring Change
Learning Lessons?
Articulation and Aggregation of Interests
Rule-Making
Rule Enforcement
Some Final Thoughts
Notes
The United Nations System
Concise List of Internet Sites Relevant to the United Nations
Charter of the United Nations
United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
About the Book and Authors
Index
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