The revised and updated Introduction to this classic text situates the UN in substantially changing world politics, including:
- The election of the ninth Secretary-General, António Guterres;
- The burgeoning of “new nationalisms” worldwide, including most importantly in the Trump administration’s Washington, DC, and Brexit;
- The continuing proliferation of such non-state actors as ISIS and those in the “third UN,” including developmental and humanitarian NGOs.
Essential to all classes on the UN, International Organizations, and Global Studies, this interim edition of The United Nations and Changing World Politics is refreshed for students and scholars alike.
Table of Contents
Contents Tables and Illustrations Acknowledgments Foreword to the Eighth Edition, David M. Malone Acronyms New Nationalisms, the UN, and Turbulence: An Introduction Moving Back in Time What Is the United Nations? UNO Basics: An Overview The Principles of the United Nations Enduring Tensions and Central Themes Notes Part One: International Peace and Security 1 The Theory and Practice of UN Collective Security Collective Security Regional Arrangements Notes 2 UN Security Efforts During the Cold War The Early Years: Palestine, Korea, Suez, the Congo Understanding Peacekeeping Economic Sanctions Notes 3 UN Security Operations After the Cold War, 1988--1998 UN Military Operations, 1988--1993 The Rebirth of Peacekeeping Moving Toward the Next Generation Moving Toward Enforcement Sanctions in the Post--Cold War Era: Humanitarian Dilemmas Operational Quandaries: Cambodia, the Former Yugoslavia, Somalia, Rwanda, and Haiti Lessons Learned Notes 4 Security Operations Since 1999 The Responsibility to Protect Stabilized Security Operations Evolving Security Operations Whither the Responsibility to Protect? Notes 5 Confronting Contemporary Challenges Security Challenges Political Challenges The Challenges of Reform Incremental Change Notes Part Two: Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs 6 The United Nations, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Affairs Understanding Human Rights Basic Norms in the UN Era International Humanitarian Law (Human Rights During War) Notes 7 Applying Human Rights Standards: The Roles of the First and Second UN Human Rights and the First UN Human Rights and the Second UN Human Rights and National Interest Notes 8 The Third UN in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs: The Role of Independent Experts and NGOs Experts and the Human Rights Council Supplemental Human Rights and Treaty Monitoring Bodies Nongovernmental Organizations Notes 9 Theories of Change Theoretical Considerations The International Criminal Court: Knowledge and Learning Learning and Democracy Human Rights and Development A Web of Norms Resulting in Change? Notes Part Three: Sustainable Human Development 10 Theories of Development at the United Nations Phase One: National State Capitalism (1945--1962) Phase Two: International Affirmative Action (1962--1981) Phase Three: Return to Neoliberalism (1981--1989) Phase Four: Sustainable Development and Globalization (1989--Present) Notes 11 Sustainable Development as Process: UN Organizations and Norms The UN Proper Members of the UN Family? Norm Creation and Coherence: A Partial History of Ideas The UN's Sustainable Human Development Model Notes 12 The UN and Development in a Globalizing World The MDG Strategy Implementing the MDGs A Global Partnership for Development From the MDGs to the SDGs Explaining Change Notes Conclusion: Learning from Change Measuring Change Learning Lessons? Articulation and Aggregation of Interests Rule Making Applying Rules Some Final Thoughts Notes Appendix A: The United Nations System Appendix B: Concise List of Internet Sites Relevant to the United Nations Appendix C: Charter of the United Nations Appendix D: United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights Appendix E: Sustainable Development Goals About the Book and Authors Index