UN Security Council: Practice and Promise by Edward C. Luck

By Edward C. Luck

Written by best-selling writer Edward C. good fortune, this new text is large and interesting sufficient for undergraduates, refined adequate for graduates and energetic adequate for a much broader viewers drawn to the major associations of overseas public policy.

Looking on the antecedents of the UN defense Council, in addition to the present concerns and destiny demanding situations that it faces, this new e-book comprises:

  • historical perspectives 
  • the founding vision
  • procedures and practices
  • economic enforcement
  • peace operations and army enforcement
  • human security
  • proliferation and WMD
  • terrorism
  • reform, version and change.

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Peacekeeping is a 50-year-old enterprise that has evolved rapidly in the past decade from a traditional, primarily military model of observing ceasefires and force separations after inter-State wars, to incorporate a complex model of many elements, military and civilian, working together to build peace in the dangerous aftermath of civil wars. Peace-building is a term of more recent origin that . . defines activities undertaken on the far side of conflict to reassemble the foundations of peace and provide the tools for building on those foundations something that is more than just the absence of war.

1 Yet in many respects the shape and structure of the new organization bore an uncanny resemblance to those of the old one. As the League’s foremost chronicler, F. P. Walters, phrased it: As the new [UN] organizations took shape, each absorbed in one form or another, the functions, the plans, the records, and in many cases the staff, of the corresponding organ of the League. In the wider vision of a time of rebirth, and with the additional confidence, initiative, and resources supplied by the adhesion of the United States, most of the new agencies were able to start their career on a scale which those of the League could never attain.

Part II Tools 4 Peace operations The UN Charter painted an expansive canvas of ways in which the world body could contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security. As Chapter 3 explained, the provisions relating to peaceful settlement in Chapter VI offer a particularly rich array of political and diplomatic tools. In part, this reflected the League’s experience. As Leland Goodrich noted in the UN’s early days, The powers of the United Nations organs for the pacific settlement of disputes are substantially the same as those of the principal organs of the League.

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