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The Oxford handbook on the United Nations

Contributor(s): Weiss, Thomas G | Daws, Sam [Editors].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008Description: xxix, 810 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780199560103 .Subject(s): United Nations -- HistoryDDC classification: 352.113
Contents:
Introduction: World politics : continuity and change since 1945 / Thomas G. Weiss and Sam Daws -- . Theoretical frameworks: Political approaches / Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore. Legal perspectives / José E. Alvarez. Evolution in knowledge / Leon Gordenker and Christer Jönsson -- Principal organs: General Assembly / M.J. Peterson. Security Council / David M. Malone. Economic and Social Council / Gert Rosenthal. Trusteeship Council / Ralph Wilde. Secretariat : independence and reform / James O.C. Jonah. Secretary-General / Edward Newman. International Court of Justice / James Crawford and Tom Grant -- Relationships with other actors: Regional groups and alliances / Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu. Bretton Woods Institutions / Ngaire Woods. Civil society / Paul Wapner. Private sector / Craig N. Murphy. Media / Barbara Crossette -- International peace and security: Disarmament / Keith Krause. Peaceful settlement of disputes and conflict prevention / Rama Mani. Peacekeeping operations / Michael W. Doyle and Nicholas Sambanis. Sanctions / David Cortright, George A. Lopez, and Linda Gerber-Stellingwerf. Peace enforcement / Michael Pugh. Humanitarian intervention / Ramesh Thakur. Post-conflict peacebuilding / Roland Paris. Terrorism / Jane Boulden -- Human rights: Norms and machinery / Bertrand G. Ramcharan. International criminal court and ad hoc tribunals / Richard Goldstone. Humanitarian action and coordination / Jeff Cris.- Women and gender / Charlotte Bunch. Children / Yves Beigbeder. Minorities and indigenous peoples / Maivân Clech Lâm. Human security / Fen O. Hampson and Christopher K. Penny -- Development: Coordinating economic and social affairs / Jacques Fomerand and Dennis Dijkzeul. Health and infectious disease / Gian Luca Burci. Natural resource management and sustainable development / Nico Schrijver. Organized crime / Frank G. Madsen. Democracy and good governance / W. Andy Knight. Human development / Richard Jolly -- Prospects for reform: Principal organs / Edward C. Luck. Financing / Jeffrey Laurenti. Widening participation / Chadwick F. Alger -- Appendices.
Summary: The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations is an authoritative, one-volume treatment of sixty years of history of the United Nations written by distinguished scholars, analysts, and practitioners. Citations and suggested readings contain a wealth of primary and secondary references to the history, politics, and law of the world organization. This Handbook includes a clear and penetrating examination of the UN's development since 1945 and the challenges that it faces in the twenty-first century. This key reference work also contains appendices of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Stature of the International Court of Justice. This volume is intended to shape the discipline of UN studies, and to establish itself as the essential point of reference for all those working on, in, or around the world organization. It is substantial in scope, containing contributions from over 40 leading scholars and practitioners--writing sometimes controversially, but always authoritatively--on the key topics and debates that define the institution -- Decription from http://www.booktopia.com.au (Jan. 24, 2012)
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Introduction: World politics : continuity and change since 1945 / Thomas G. Weiss and Sam Daws --
. Theoretical frameworks: Political approaches / Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore. Legal perspectives / José E. Alvarez. Evolution in knowledge / Leon Gordenker and Christer Jönsson --
Principal organs: General Assembly / M.J. Peterson. Security Council / David M. Malone. Economic and Social Council / Gert Rosenthal. Trusteeship Council / Ralph Wilde. Secretariat : independence and reform / James O.C. Jonah. Secretary-General / Edward Newman. International Court of Justice / James Crawford and Tom Grant --
Relationships with other actors: Regional groups and alliances / Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu. Bretton Woods Institutions / Ngaire Woods. Civil society / Paul Wapner. Private sector / Craig N. Murphy. Media / Barbara Crossette --
International peace and security: Disarmament / Keith Krause. Peaceful settlement of disputes and conflict prevention / Rama Mani. Peacekeeping operations / Michael W. Doyle and Nicholas Sambanis. Sanctions / David Cortright, George A. Lopez, and Linda Gerber-Stellingwerf. Peace enforcement / Michael Pugh. Humanitarian intervention / Ramesh Thakur. Post-conflict peacebuilding / Roland Paris. Terrorism / Jane Boulden --
Human rights: Norms and machinery / Bertrand G. Ramcharan. International criminal court and ad hoc tribunals / Richard Goldstone. Humanitarian action and coordination / Jeff Cris.- Women and gender / Charlotte Bunch. Children / Yves Beigbeder. Minorities and indigenous peoples / Maivân Clech Lâm. Human security / Fen O. Hampson and Christopher K. Penny --

Development: Coordinating economic and social affairs / Jacques Fomerand and Dennis Dijkzeul. Health and infectious disease / Gian Luca Burci. Natural resource management and sustainable development / Nico Schrijver. Organized crime / Frank G. Madsen. Democracy and good governance / W. Andy Knight. Human development / Richard Jolly --
Prospects for reform: Principal organs / Edward C. Luck. Financing / Jeffrey Laurenti. Widening participation / Chadwick F. Alger --
Appendices.

The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations is an authoritative, one-volume treatment of sixty years of history of the United Nations written by distinguished scholars, analysts, and practitioners. Citations and suggested readings contain a wealth of primary and secondary references to the history, politics, and law of the world organization. This Handbook includes a clear and penetrating examination of the UN's development since 1945 and the challenges that it faces in the twenty-first century. This key reference work also contains appendices of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Stature of the International Court of Justice. This volume is intended to shape the discipline of UN studies, and to establish itself as the essential point of reference for all those working on, in, or around the world organization. It is substantial in scope, containing contributions from over 40 leading scholars and practitioners--writing sometimes controversially, but always authoritatively--on the key topics and debates that define the institution -- Decription from http://www.booktopia.com.au (Jan. 24, 2012)

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