United Nations and Changing World Politics

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ISBN-13: 9780813348476
Edition: 7th 2014
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Description: This completely revised and updated seventh 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,  More...

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List price: $59.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 7/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

This completely revised and updated seventh 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—the seventh edition of The United Nations and Changing World Politics guides students through the complexity of politics and almost seven decades of UN activities. Students of all levels will learn what the UN is, how it operates, and what its relationships are with the universe of external actors and institutions, from sovereign states to the plethora of nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations now playing important roles in world politics. This new edition is fully revised to take into account recent events, including the UN’s actions in Libya and Syria, the tenure of Ban Ki-moon, the global economic and financial meltdown, and efforts to confront nuclear proliferation and climate change.

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.

Tables and Illustrations
Preface
Foreword to the Seventh 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
The United Nations and Security: Some Basics
Regional Arrangements
Straying from the Ideal
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, Sudan, Cote d�Ivoire, Libya, and Syria
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
C�te d�Ivoire
Libya
Syria
Conclusion: Whither the Responsibility to Protect?
Notes
The Challenges of the Twenty-First Century
After September 11, What's New?
Political Challenges
The Challenges of Reform
The 2005 World Summit
Strengthening the Secretariat
Strengthening the Role of Women
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-Present
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
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 and Development in a Globalizing World
Globalization
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
Applying Rules
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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