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Description - United Nations in the Contemporary World by David J. Whittaker

Fifty years after its creation, there exists a vigorous debate as to its limitations and possibilities. In United Nations in the Contemporary World , David J. Whittaker examines how the UN works and assesses its position as a world organisation. The author explores the nature of the UN as a regime in contemporary international relations and considers the changing terms of reference of the UN and its activities. He also discusses: United Nations in the Contemporary World explores the nature of the UN as a regime in contemporary international relations. David J. Whittaker considers the changing terms of reference of the UN and includes a series of case studies to illustrate the multifaceted activities of the UN - in peacekeeping, arms control, aid for refugees and complex issues associated with developing nations and global urbanisation. He also surveys the prospects for internal change and principles of the organisation. United Nations in the Contemporary World provides an interdisciplinary history of the UN and debates the key issues for its future. David J. Whittaker includes an annotated biblioraphy, glossary and guide to further source material to aid individual research and gives a cogent analyses of how the UN addresses today's world problems and how it can adapt for the future.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415153171
ISBN-10: 0415153174
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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