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Benedict Kingsbury

Full Name: Benedict Kingsbury
Number of Works: 10
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ISBN: 0198279264, 9780198279266
Keywords: international, relations, roles, world, nations, divided, united
Pages: 589
Published: 1994
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This extensively revised, updated, and expanded edition takes into account a wide range of events: the end of the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet system in eastern Europe in 1989 and the ensuing demise of the Warsaw Pact, the conflict in the Gulf in 1990/1, the end of the Soviet Union in 1991, the comprehensive or partial settlement of several regional conflicts, growing civil strife in several parts of the world, the rapid expansion of UN peacekeeping and election-monitoring activities, and the development of UN and other international activities for the protection of the environment

Challenging views that have gained currency since the end of the Cold War, this study examines the history of the United Nations since 1945, its various roles in international relations and its approaches to peace-keeping and the use of force. The authors provide a basis for courses and debates on the UN. Appraising the organisation's past performance and future potential - and avoiding the fault of piety, as well as that of UN-bashing - they suggest that the United Nations can be most effective if there is frank recognition of the limits imposed on it by the heterogeneous international societ

The most pressing environmental issues, such as global warming, ozone depletion, water and air pollution, deforestation, and the loss of biodiversity generate enormous tasks for science, technology, and economic and social organization. The seriousness and global scale of these problems also poses new challenges for international relations and demands new forms of co-operation between states. Is such co-operation possible? This book brings together leading specialists to assess the strengths, limitations, and potential of the international political system for global environmental management.
ISBN: 0814741436, 9780814741436
Keywords: finance, climate
Pages: 352
Published: 2009