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Description - Adapting the United Nations to a Post-Modern Era by W. Knight

This volume addresses the central theme of adjusting the United Nations system in light of, firstly, the broadening definition of security, secondly, a perceived shift from modernity to post-modernity; and finally, the contemporary debate about reform, adaptation and institutional learning in multilateral institutions during transnational periods. The UN has not been successful in learning appropriate lessons that could facilitate requisite changes to its structure and operations. Thus the authors in this study focus on the lessons learned from the organizations' recent performance in collective security, preventative diplomacy, preventative deployment, peacekeeping, peacemaking, peace maintenance, and international legal, environmental and trade regulation .

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403917157
ISBN-10: 1403917159
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 29-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - W. Knight

W. ANDY KNIGHT is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is the Editor of the journal Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations. Among his recent books are Beyond the State: A Critical Re-evaluation of Canadian 'Foreign Policy, (with D.Black and C.T.Sjolander) and A Changing United Nations: Multilateral Evolution and the Quest for Global Governance.