International Security Management and the United Nations: The United Nations System in the 21st Century
Alagappa, Muthiah & Inoguchi, Takashi (Eds.)
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Book ID : 22736
ISBN-10 : 81-7049-198-3 / 8170491983
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Language : English
viii, 489p., Gloss., Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- Introduction; Changing states and the security Problematique; 1. Introduction; 2. A State is not a state: Types of Statehood and patterns of conflict after the Cold War; 3. The United States as a great power; 4. Emerging powers: The cases of China, India, Iran, Iraq and Israel; 5. The Problem of the failed state in Africa; 6. Conclusion; Transnational civil society actors and the quest for security; 7. Introduction; 8. Global civil society, social movement organizations, and the global politics of nuclear security; 9. The dark side of global civil society: The role and impact of transnational criminal organizations as a threat to international security; 10. The relations of UN agencies and non-governmental organizations in cross-border humanitarian assistance; 11. Transnational networks of peacekeepers; Regional institutions, the United Nations, and international security; 12. Introduction; 13. Regional arrangements, the United Nations, and security in Africa; 14. Regional arrangements, the United Nations, and security in Asia; 15. Regional arrangements, the United Nations and security in Latin America; International organizations in peace and security; 16. Introduction; 17. Arms control: The role of the IAEA an UNSCOM; 18. The Security Council in the post-Cold War era; 19. UN Military operations in the 19902: "Lessons" from the recent past and directions for the near future; 20. UN preventive action; 21. Conclusion: International organizations, peace and security; Conclusion; Glossary of acronyms; Contributors;
What kind of comparative advantage does the United Nations hold in the field of security compared to other states and regional organizations? What kinds of assets does the United Nations have in terms of normative as well as operational capacities that states and regional arrangements lack? What assets does the United Nations possess to effectively deal with security issues? These are some of the questions that International Security Management and the United Nations explores. Since the ability of the United Nations to resolve conflicts depends upon the support of member states, it is imperative to know what states expect from the world body. As a result, this book also explores the following questions: What are the security perspectives of the member states, and especially of the major powers? What kinds of visions do states have for the United Nations in the field of security? How can the United Nations minimize the volatility of member states and their reluctance to give support in the field of security? How is it possible to organize and secure a real and effective partnership between the United Nations and member states regarding conflict prevention and conflict management? At a time when security issues are becoming more complex, this book will be useful both for students and practitioners in the field of international affairs.