Adapting the United Nations to a Post Modern Era: Lessons Learned

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W. Andy Knight
Palgrave Macmillan, Mar 29, 2001 - Law - 272 pages
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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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CHRISTOPHER ANKERSEN Security and Defence Forum Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, USA DAVID BLACK Associate Professor of Political Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada DOUGLAS LEE DONOHO Professor of Law, Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University, Florida JARAT CHOPRA Director, International Relations Programme, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA ROGER A. COATE Professor of International Relations, University of South Carolina, USA KASSU GEBREMARIAM Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University, USA AMBASSADOR JULIAN HARSTON Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina TOM KEATING Professor of Political Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada GEOFFREY MARTIN Lecturer, St Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia JOSEPH MASCIULLI Assistant Professor of Political Science, St Thomas University, Canada ANDREI I. MAXIMENKO Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina SORPONG PEOU Associate Professor of Political Science, Sophia University, Tokyo MICHAEL G. SCHECHTER Professor of International Relations, James Madison College, Michigan State University CATHERINE TINKER Lawyer, New York City ABIODUN WILLIAMS Special Assistant to the Representative of the UN Secretary General in Haiti

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