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Would the world be better without the UN?

Thomas G. Weiss

Would the world be better without the UN?

by Thomas G. Weiss

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Human rights,
  • International Security,
  • Poverty,
  • International cooperation,
  • Peace-building,
  • Environmental quality,
  • United Nations

  • About the Edition

    Do we need the United Nations? Would the contemporary world be without its largest intergovernmental organization? And where might it be had the UN"s member states and staff performed better? These fundamental questions are explored in this hard-hitting, authoritative book by the leading analyst of UN history and politics, Thomas G. Weiss. While counterfactuals are often dismissed as academic contrivances, they can serve to focus the mind; and, here, Weiss uses them ably to demonstrate the pluses and minuses of multilateral cooperation. He is not shy about UN achievements and failures drawn from its ideas and operatiosn in its three substantive pillars of activities: international peace and security; human rights and humanitarian action; and sustainable development. But, he argues, the inward-looking and populist movements in electoral politics worldwide make robust multilateralism more, not less, compelling. The selection of António Guterres as the ninth UN secretary-general shoudl rekindle critical thinking about the potential for international cooperation. There is a desperate need to reinvigorate and update rather than jettison the UN in responding to threats from climate change to pandemcis, from proliferation to terrorism. Weiss tells you why and how--back cover.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-214) and index.

    StatementThomas G. Weiss [with a foreword by Kofi A. Annan]
    ContributionsAnnan, Kofi A. (Kofi Atta), writer of foreword
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJZ4984.5 .W4595 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 220 pages
    Number of Pages220
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26960641M
    ISBN 101509517251, 150951726X
    ISBN 109781509517251, 9781509517268
    LC Control Number2017019714
    OCLC/WorldCa990854197

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