The United Nations, Peace and Security
From Collective Security to the Responsibility to Protect
By (author) Ramesh Thakur
United Nations, Peace and Security by Ramesh Thakur
Book DescriptionPreventing humanitarian atrocities is becoming as important for the United Nations as dealing with inter-state war. In this book, Ramesh Thakur examines the transformation in UN operations, analysing its changing role and structure. He asks why, when and how force may be used and argues that the growing gulf between legality and legitimacy is evidence of an eroded sense of international community. He considers the tension between the US, with its capacity to use force and project power, and the UN, as the centre of the international law enforcement system. He asserts the central importance of the rule of law and of a rules-based order focused on the UN as the foundation of a civilised system of international relations. This book will be of interest to students of the UN and international organisations in politics, law and international relations departments, as well as policymakers in the UN and other NGOs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521855174
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ramesh Thakur
Ramesh Thakur is Senior Vice-Rector at the United Nations University and Assistant Secretary-General for the United Nations. He has written and edited over twenty books, the most recent being International Commissions and the Power of Ideas (2005) and Making States Work: State Failure and the Crisis of Governance (2005) .
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