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By Conor Foley
This book explores the relationship between the development of UN peacekeeping and the protection of civilians under international law. While the UN acknowledges the relevance of international humanitarian law to its missions, this book argues that international human rights law regulations usually provide more appropriate guidance.
With a fresh look at challenges to the UN in Syria, Iran, Russia, and elsewhere, the second edition of this successful text highlights new international trends toward global governance, holistic democracy and human development, and progress on peacebuilding and counterterrorism. A comprehensive guide to the world body's institutions, procedures, policies,...
By Eric Burns
This book is the first comprehensive look at the human rights dimensions of the work of the only body within the United Nations system capable of compelling action by its member states. It provides a broad perspective that describes, explains and evaluates the contribution of the Security Council to the...
A clear, compact, and accessible introduction to the United Nations. In this fully updated edition, Hanhimaki examines the UN's history and future prospects. The book evaluates the UN's successes and failures, aiming to debunk some of the persistent myths that swirl around what is ultimately an indispensable global organization.
Suitable for those interested in the future of British and European politics, this title answers such questions as: Where should Britain stand? What future should Britain want for the EU? And, how important is continued membership of the EU for Britain's future?
By Diana Panke
This book explores the interplay between formal rules and real world differences, questioning to what extent size-related capacities between states matters for the dynamics and outcomes of negotiations taking place in the United Nations General Assembly, an institution that strongly reflects the one-state, one-vote principle.