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The UN Security Council in the 21st Century

Sebastian von Einsiedel, David M. Malone, and Bruno Stagno Ugarte, editors
The UN Security Council in the 21st Century
ISBN: 978-1-62637-258-0
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2016/998 pages/LC: 2015034322
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"Indispensable for students and scholars interested in just about any aspect of the UNSC."—Choice

"This is likely to be a cornerstone of the scholarly literature on the United Nations…. An essential volume."—David Cortright, University of Notre Dame

"A very welcome addition to the literature on the UN Security Council…. It is of particular value given the excellent quality of the contributors and the fact that they include both academics and practitioners."—Courtney B. Smith, Seaton Hall University

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Winner of the Friends of ACUNS Book Award, 2016!

After grappling for two decades with the realities of the post–Cold War era, the UN Security Council must now meet the challenges of a resurgence of great power rivalry. Reflecting this new environment, The UN Security Council in the 21st Century provides a comprehensive view of the council's internal dynamics, its role and relevance in world politics, and its performance in addressing today's major security challenges.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sebastian von Einsiedel is director of the UNU Center for Policy Research. David M. Malone is under-secretary-general of the United Nations and also rector of the UN University (UNU). Bruno Stagno Ugarte, most recently executive director of the Security Council Report, now serves as deputy executive director for advocacy at Human Rights Watch.

CONTENTS

  • Foreword—Terje Rød-Larsen.
  • Introduction—the Editors.
  • The UN Security Council: Decisions and Actions—P. Wallensteen and P. Johansson.
  • COMPETING INTERESTS ON THE SECURITY COUNCIL.
  • The US in the Security Council—S.J. Stedman.
  • Commentary: The Permanent One's Search for Maximum Flexibility—D. Bosco.
  • China in the Security Council—Z. Wenqi and L. Xinyu.
  • Russia in the Security Council—D. Trenin.
  • France and the United Kingdom in the Security Council—T. Tardy and D. Zaum.
  • Power Dynamics Between Permanent and Elected Members—C. Keating.
  • Council Reform and the Emerging Powers—K. Mahbubani.
  • Working Methods: The Ugly Duckling of Security Council Reform—C. Wenaweser.
  • The Security Council at Seventy: Ever Changing or Never Changing?—E.C. Luck
  • ADDRESSING THEMATIC ISSUES.
  • Humanitarian Action and Intervention—T.G. Weiss.
  • Promoting Democracy—F. Mancini.
  • Acting on Human Rights—J. Weschler.
  • Responding to Terrorism—P. Romaniuk.
  • Confronting Organized Crime and Piracy—J. Cockayne.
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction: Managing Proliferation—W.P.S. Sidhu
  • ENFORCING COUNCIL MANDATES.
  • The Use of Force: A System of Selective Security—A. Roberts.
  • Robust Peacekeeping and the Limits of Force—J.-M. Guéhenno.
  • The Security Council and NATO—H. Schaper.
  • The Role of Sanctions—S. Eckert
  • EVOLVING INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS.
  • Relations with the UN Secretary-General—S. Chesterman.
  • Special Representatives of the Secretary-General—C. Peck.
  • Collaborating with Regional Organizations—B. Stagno Ugarte.
  • Groups of Friends—T. Whitfield.
  • International Courts and Tribunals—E. Sthoeger
  • KEY COUNTRY CASES.
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict—M.E. Bouillon.
  • Iraq—D.M. Malone and P. Chitalkar.
  • The Balkans—M. Berdal.
  • Somalia—J.L. Hirsch.
  • Sudan—H. Nitzschke.
  • Afghanistan—F. Vendrell.
  • The DRC—T. Carayannis.
  • Côte d’Ivoire—A. Boutellis and A. Novosseloff.
  • Libya—A.J. Bellamy and P.D. Williams.
  • Syria—S. Shaikh and A. Roberts.
  • Commentary: The Council's Failure on Syria—R. Dergham.
  • THE SECURITY COUNCIL AND INTERNATIONAL ORDER.
  • The Security Council and Peacekeeping—R. Gowan.
  • The Security Council and International Law—I. Johnstone.
  • Impacts of the Changing Global Distribution of Power—B. Jones.
  • The Security Council in a Fragmenting World—J. Greenstock.
  • The Security Council and a World in Crisis—the Editors.
  • Appendixes.
     
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