United Nations, Divided World: The UN's Roles in International Relations

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Adam Roberts, Benedict Kingsbury
Clarendon Press, 1988 - International relations - 287 pages
For the first time in human history, the world consists of theoretically equal sovereign states, most of which belong to one world organization--the United Nations--and subscribe to a single set of principles--those of its Charter. Yet the U.N. has conspicuously failed to solve problems of armaments, war, division, inequality, and dictatorship. An authoritative assessment, this book brings together distinguished academics and senior U.N. officials--including the Secretary-General--in a sympathetic yet critical account of the U.N.'s role in international relations since 1945.

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The United Nations and International Security
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The United Nations and the National Interests
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the UN 197982
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