The United Nations
Reality and Ideal 4th Revised edition
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United Nations by Peter R. Baehr
Book DescriptionThe United Nations: Reality and Ideal examines the structure, operation and history of the United Nations. It explains the historical roots of the UN system and its legal and organizational structures and sets out what the organization and its partners do in relation to major global events and issues. This revised and updated edition gives extended attention to peace-maintenance, human rights and economic and social development and examines the special position of the United States.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403949059
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter R. Baehr
Non-Governmental Human Rights Organizations in International Relations, Hardback (April 2009)
Human rights play a crucial role in today's international relations. They provide standards to which states must conform when dealing with their own citizens. Non-governmental human rights organizations remind states of their obligations in that field. Without this, human rights would have drifted to the bottom of the international agenda.
Role of Human Rights in Foreign Policy, Paperback (December 2003)
This title analyses conflicting policy goals such as peace and security, economic relations and development co-operation. The use of diplomatic, economic and military means is discussed, together with the role of state actors, intergovernmental organizations and non state actors.
Human Rights, Paperback (June 1999)» View all books by Peter R. Baehr
Much lip service is paid nowadays to the notion of human rights. At the same time they are being violated all over the world. Peter Baehr presents a succinct introduction to the key theoretical and practical issues that should serve as a useful primer for students and researchers.
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Author Biography - Peter R. Baehr
PETER R. BAEHR is Honorary Professor of Human Rights at Utrecht University. He served as Director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) and the National School of Human Rights Research. He has been Professor of International Relations at the University of Amsterdam. His publications include The Role of Human Rights in Foreign Policy and Human Rights: Universality in Practice. LEON GORDENKER is Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University. He has observed the United Nations system from its beginning and has published studies of the UN Secretary-General and Secretariat. He has served in the UN Secretariat and consulted for UN organs. He has also taught in the Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland and Uganda.
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