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United Nations in the Contemporary World : Making of the Contemporary World - David J. Whittaker

United Nations in the Contemporary World

Making of the Contemporary World

Paperback Published: 18th September 1997
ISBN: 9780415153171
Number Of Pages: 144

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Fifty years after the creation of the United Nations, there exists a vigorous debate as to its limitations and possibilities. In United Nations in the Contemporary World, David J. Whittaker examines how the UN works and assesses its position as a world organisation.
The author explores the nature of the UN as a regime in contemporary international relations. He considers the changing terms of reference of the UN and includes discussion of:
* UN organisational procedures and principles;
* recent historical case studies, including studies on peacekeeping
* the role of the UN in global urbanisation, arms control and in supplying aid for refugees
* past and future internal reform, goals, achievements
With an annotated bibliography and a helpful glossary United Nations in the Contemporary World provides an interdisciplinary history of the UN and debates the key issues for its future. David J Whittaker gives a cogent analysis of how the UN addresses today's world problems and how it can adapt for the future.

The ideas and structures of 1945p. 3
Changing UN ideas and approachesp. 14
Sovereign states as UN membersp. 28
Peacekeepingp. 45
Arms control and disarmamentp. 57
The UN and the developing worldp. 68
The UN and an urbanising worldp. 80
Helping refugeesp. 89
Prospects for UN internal reformp. 103
The UN shapes the future: an evaluationp. 116
Guide to further readingp. 123
Indexp. 127
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415153171
ISBN-10: 0415153174
Series: Making of the Contemporary World
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 18th September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.51 x 13.97  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1