With updates throughout, this newly revised sixth edition serves as the definitive text for courses on the United Nations. Built around three critical themes in international relationsinternational peace and security, human rights and humanitarian affairs, and building peace through sustainable developmentThe United Nations and Changing World Politics guides readers through the complexity of politics and history of the UN. Students of all levels will learn what the UN is, how it operates, and what its relationships are with external actors and institutions, from sovereign states to nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations now playing important roles in world politics. Featuring a new chapter on evolving security operations and a new foreword by Ramesh Thakur, the sixth edition includes updated discussions of the UNs actions in Darfur and Chad, the tenure of Ban Ki-moon, and the global economic and financial meltdown.
Table of Contents
1. The Theory of UN Collective Security; 2. UN Security Efforts During the Cold War; 3. UN Security Operations After the Cold War; 4. Evolving Security Operations: Kosovo, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Lebanon & Sudan; 5. The Challenges of the Twenty-First Century; 6. The UN, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Theory; 7. The United Nations and Applying Human Rights Standards; 8. Change, the United Nations and Human Rights; 9. Theories of Development at the UN; 10. Sustainable Development as Process; 11. The UN, Development and Globalization; 12. Conclusion: Learning from Change.
Thomas G Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at the CUNY Graduate Center and director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies. David P Forsythe is the Charles J Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Roger A Coate is Paul D Coverdell Chair of Public Policy at Georgia College & State University and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. Kelly-Kate Pease is professor of international relations at Webster University, in St Louis.