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This book, highly praised as an authoritative assessment of the United Nations and its place in international relations, brings together distinguished academics and senior UN officials in a clear and penetrating examination of how the UN has developed since 1945. It examines the UN's various roles in addressing long-standing and difficult problems in the relations of states in such fields as international security, human rights, international law, and economic development. The book takes into account a wide range of developments in a world which remains very much divided; the rapid expansion of UN peacekeeping and election-monitoring activities; the consequences of the collapse of communism in eastern Europe and the Soviet
Union; the 1990-1 Gulf conflict and its aftermath; attempts at settlement of many regional conflicts; UN involvements in fractured societies, including Cambodia, Somalia, and the former Yugoslavia; and the political and resource limits of the UN's capabilities. This edition also takes full account of new sources, writings, and debates. There are four completely new chapters, by Patricia Birnie (environmental protection), Sally Morphet (peacekeeping), Brian Urquhart (post-Cold War security), and Peter Wilenski (the UN's structure). An appendix contains the full text of former Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali's important report, An Agenda for Peace, to which he has added an introduction for this book. United Nations, Divided World is also a
key reference work. The appendices include a bibliography and the complete text of the UN Charter, with all amendments. They also include lists of member states and their assessed contributions, Secretaries-General, UN peacekeeping and observer forces, and judgments and opinions of the International Court of Justice.
Readership: Teachers and students of international relations, international politics, international law, post-1945 international history; officials and members of bodies such as UN associations, Institutes of International Affairs, and organizations concerned with human rights.
Edited by Adam Roberts, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations; Fellow of Balliol College, University of Oxford, and Benedict Kingsbury, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law, North Carolina
"From reviews of the first edition:
`excellent ... succeeds both in its appraisal and in its critical assessment' International and Comparative Law Quarterly"
Adam Roberts and Benedict Kingsbury: Introduction: The UN's Roles in a Divided World
1: Michael Howard: The Historical Development of the UN's Role in International Security
2: Brian Urquhart: The UN and International Security after the Cold War
3: Anthony Parsons: The UN and the National Interests of States
4: Javier Perez de Cuellar: The Role of the UN Secretary-General
5: Thomas M. Franck and Georg Nolte: The Good Offices Function of the UN Secretary-General
6: Sally Morphet: UN Peacekeeping and Election-Monitoring
7: Tom J. Farer and Felice Gaer: The UN and Human Rights: At the End of the Beginning
8: Kenneth Dadzie: The UN and the Problem of Economic Development
9: Patricia Birnie: The UN and the Environment
10: Nagendra Singh: The UN and the Development in International Law
11: Maurice Bertrand: The Historical Development of Efforts to Reform the UN
12: Peter Wilenski: The Structure of the UN in the Post-Cold War Period
Boutros-Ghali: Appendices, including: An Agenda for Peace: