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United Nations Reality and Ideal

ISBN-10: 1403949050
ISBN-13: 9781403949059
Edition: 4th 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 4/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

List of Tables
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Independent states
Interdependent societies
International law
Reforming world politics
Conferences and decisions
Functional cooperation in the 19th century
The Concert of Europe
The Hague Peace Conferences
The League of Nations
World War II and the UN
The San Francisco Conference
Charter and Structure of the United Nations
Close relatives
The General Assembly
The Security Council
The Economic and Social Council
The Trusteeship Council
The International Court of Justice
The Secretariat
Cluster of UN agencies
Organizational tension
Membership and Decision-making
Chinese representation
Divided states
Ministates
Weighted voting
Decision-making processes
Fundamental changes
Voting groups
Groups and voting positions
The political significance of resolutions
Slow decision-making
Finances
U.S. debt to UN
The Maintenance of Peace and Security
Pacific settlement of disputes
Coercive measures
Practical use of Charter concepts
Israel and neighbors
Cyprus
Congo
New style peace operations
Namibia
Cambodia
Collective coercive measures
Korea
Iraq and the attack on Kuwait
After Iraq I
Terror attacks on the United States
Iraq II
Frustrations in Middle East
Uniting for peace
Hybrid forms of peace-keeping
Somalia
Yugoslavia
Rwanda
Haiti
Central America
Second thoughts on peace-keeping
Limits and potentials in maintaining peace
Arms control and weapons of mass destruction
Non-proliferation
Ban on nuclear testing
Demilitarized and nuclear-free zone
Chemical and biological weapons
Conclusion
Human Rights and Decolonization
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The international covenants for human rights
Other human rights activities
High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Israeli-Occupied Territories
Specialized Agencies
The International Criminal Court
The right of self-determination
Declaration on non-self-governing territories
The Trusteeship System
Declaration on Granting of Independence
The imposition of economic sanctions
East Timor (Timor Leste)
Remaining colonial issues
Apartheid
Conclusion
Cooperation for Economic and Social Progress
Global conferences
Economic and social data
Reduction of poverty
Technical assistance
UN Population Fund
UN Capital Development Fund
UN University
UN Volunteers
UN Children's Fund
UN Conference on Trade and Development
New International Economic Order
The global environment
Refugees and disasters
Narcotics drug control
AIDS
Conventional economic, social and cultural cooperation
The 21st Century: a Changing UN
Collective legitimization
The Soviet Union
The Five Policemen
The Third World
The United States
The Secretary-General
The specialized agencies
The UN in the 21st century
Charter of the United Nations
Selected Bibliography
Index

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