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The United Nations Security Council: Practice and Promise

ISBN13: 9780415355315
ISBN: 0415355311
Published: September 2006
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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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.

Public International Law
Section 1: Context
1. Grading the Great Experiment
2. The Founding Vision
3. Defining the Council through Charter and Practice

Section 2: Tools
4. Peace Operations
5. Military Enforcement
6. Economic Sanctions, Arms Embargoes, and Diplomatic Instruments
7. Enlisting and Empowering Partners

Section 3: Challenges
8. The Humanitarian Imperative
9. Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction
10. Reform, Adaptation, and Evolution
11. Conclusion: Reflection and Projection