The United Nations: A Concise Political Guide

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1995 - Political Science - 176 pages
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This book serves as a comprehensive yet concise guide to the political workings of the United Nations system. It details the purposes and structure of the organization, with specific chapters on peace and security, disarmament and human rights. In the final chapter, the problems facing the UN are examined. Tables provide information on the size and distribution of UN membership, peace-keeping operations and the use of the Security Council veto. It includes the full text of the UN Charter. This book will be of interest to students and professors of political science, security studies, international relations and organizations.A Barnes & Noble book. Praise for the Second Edition: "This primer of United Nations' affairs is a marvel of compression. Mr. Bailey not only knows his subject inside out, but also writes most lucidly and readably." o THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT"
  

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Contents

Structure
14
Has the UN a Future?
102
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice
112
UN Membership 1 January 1994
155
States or Territories which are not UN Members
161
Further Reading
162
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About the author (1995)

Sydney D. Bailey is a Visiting Research Scholar with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a member of the Foreign Office Advisory Committee on the UN and Disarmament. Sam Daws is Head of the UN and Conflict Program at the United Nations Association in London.

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