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The Resource The parliament of man : the past, present, and future of the United Nations, Paul Kennedy

The parliament of man : the past, present, and future of the United Nations, Paul Kennedy

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The parliament of man : the past, present, and future of the United Nations
Title
The parliament of man
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the past, present, and future of the United Nations
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Paul Kennedy
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Language
eng
Summary
Scholar Kennedy gives a thorough history of the United Nations that explains the institution's roots and functions while also casting an eye on the UN's effectiveness as a body and on its prospects for success in meeting coming challenges. He makes sense of the commissions and committees, and how the six main operating bodies operate and interact. Citing examples from history, he shows how the five permanent members of the Security Council on numerous occasions overcame political antagonisms to spearhead military supervision of aid in humanitarian crises, and how lack of cooperation among the great powers has hamstrung such initiatives as the control of greenhouse gas emissions and exacerbated the deleterious effects of globalization on developing nations' economies. As a body, the UN emerges here for what it is: fallible, human-based, oftentimes dependent on the whims of powerful nations or the foibles of individual senior administrators, but utterly indispensable.--From publisher description
Summary
Scholar Kennedy gives a thorough history of the United Nations that explains the institution's roots and functions while also casting an eye on the UN's effectiveness as a body and on its prospects for success in meeting coming challenges. He makes senseof the commissions and committees, and how the six main operating bodies operate and interact. Citing examples from history, he shows how the five permanent members of the Security Council on numerous occasions overcame political antagonisms to spearheadmilitary supervision of aid in humanitarian crises, and how lack of cooperation among the great powers has hamstrung such initiatives as the control of greenhouse gas emissions and exacerbated the deleterious effects of globalization on developing nations' economies. As a body, the UN emerges here for what it is: fallible, human-based, oftentimes dependent on the whims of powerful nations or the foibles of individual senior administrators, but utterly indispensable.--From publisher description
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174049
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BTCTA
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1945-
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Kennedy, Paul M.
Dewey number
341
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United Nations
  • International relations
Target audience
adult
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the past, present, and future of the United Nations
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The parliament of man : the past, present, and future of the United Nations, Paul Kennedy
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Random House, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-311) and index
Contents
A note on the title -- Preface -- pt. 1: Origins. The troubled advance to a new world order, 1815-1945 -- pt. 2: The evolution of the many UNs since 1945. The conundrum of the Security Council -- Peacekeeping and warmaking -- Economic agendas, north and south -- The softer face of the UN' mission -- Advancing international human rights -- "We the peoples" : democracy, governments, and nongovernmental actors -- pt. 3: The present and the future. The promise and peril of the twenty-first century -- Afterword -- Appendix: Charter of the United Nations
Control code
000042242216
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xvii, 361 p.
Isbn
9780375703416
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)148997586
Label
The parliament of man : the past, present, and future of the United Nations, Paul Kennedy
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Random House, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-311) and index
Contents
A note on the title -- Preface -- pt. 1: Origins. The troubled advance to a new world order, 1815-1945 -- pt. 2: The evolution of the many UNs since 1945. The conundrum of the Security Council -- Peacekeeping and warmaking -- Economic agendas, north and south -- The softer face of the UN' mission -- Advancing international human rights -- "We the peoples" : democracy, governments, and nongovernmental actors -- pt. 3: The present and the future. The promise and peril of the twenty-first century -- Afterword -- Appendix: Charter of the United Nations
Control code
000042242216
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xvii, 361 p.
Isbn
9780375703416
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)148997586

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