UN Security Council: Practice and Promise

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Psychology Press, 2006 - Political Science - 186 pages

Written by best-selling author Edward C. Luck, this new text is broad and engaging enough for undergraduates, sophisticated enough for graduates and lively enough for a wider audience interested in the key institutions of international public policy.

Looking at the antecedents of the UN Security Council, as well as the current issues and future challenges that it faces, this new book includes:

  • historical perspectives
  • the founding vision
  • procedures and practices
  • economic enforcement
  • peace operations and military enforcement
  • human security
  • proliferation and WMD
  • terrorism
  • reform, adaptation and change.
 

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Contents

Grading the great experiment
3
The founding vision
9
Defining the Council through charter and practice
16
Tools
29
Peace operations
31
Military enforcement
48
Economic sanctions arms embargoes and diplomatic instruments
58
Enlisting and empowering partners
68
Terrorism and weapons of mass destruction
93
Reform adaptation and evolution
111
Conclusion Reflection and projection
127
Notes
133
Appendix 1
163
Appendix 2
175
Bibliographical essay
177
Index
180

Challenges
79
The humanitarian imperative
81

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